I walked into a room of influential, powerful and inspirational people at the keynote address to be given by Elyse Allan President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada. Her keynote, highly anticipated (at least by me) entitled “A Canadian Business Leader’s Insights on Governance” was well attended by what I came to learn to be a wonderfully intimidating group of influencers who belong to an organization to which I have recently joined; the Institute of Corporate Directors – Edmonton Chapter.

I had the good sense not to look too closely at the list of attendees for the event. Had I, I may have been intimidated by the calibre of government, business and not-for-profit greats; those who would be attracted by the promise of a glimpse into the mind of the 36th annual Canadian Business Leader Award winner presented by the University of Alberta School of Business the very night before on March 14, 2017.

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Author: Jasmine P. Ramratan

Jasmine has over 15 years of human resources and progressive management experience in government and the Department of National Defence.

Jasmine is a positive, high energy and gregarious person who enjoys pushing her limits in new and exciting realms. As she transitions to a second career following nearly 15 years of service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she is seeking new opportunities to exercise her leadership, HR knowledge, and love of public speaking.

In her spare time, Jasmine serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chairperson for the national charity Courageous Companions which provides service dogs to military veterans and first responders who have physical and/or psychological injuries from their service. This cause is very close to her heart as a military veteran, spouse of an injured veteran and dog lover.

She is looking to expand her leadership roles by engaging in opportunities to mentor young human resource professionals to continuously have a positive impact on the industry within Alberta. She firmly believes that philanthropy is one of the most rewarding and personally fulfilling ways to use her talents and has committed to dedicating a portion of her time to these endeavours.

Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR) since 2014 and has native language abilities in French and English, and a working knowledge of Spanish and German.