Gerry Pond Appointed to the Order of Canada

November 17, 2017 | by: Heather Boyd-Kinnie

Today, our co-founder, Gerry Pond, was appointed to the Order of Canada by Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette at the Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Here is his Citation:

Gerald Pond, C.M., O.N.B.
Rothesay, New Brunswick

For more than 45 years, Gerald Pond has been a champion of entrepreneurship in the information and communications technology sector. As president of NBTel during a period of significant deregulation, he maintained the strength of the company through innovative customer service, ultimately making New Brunswick a leader in this field. His guidance and strategic counsel have aided numerous start-ups in Atlantic Canada to become success stories. As co-founder and chair of the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick, he tirelessly encourages emerging entrepreneurs and innovators to create sustainable, scalable enterprises.


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