Randy Boissonnault is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and philanthropist. He has a strong record of leadership in business, in public service, and in the not-for-profit sector.
A proud Rotarian, Randy has a long history of charitable work, both locally in Edmonton and abroad. He is the co-founder of Literacy Without Borders, an international NGO devoted to promoting literacy for both children and adults in the developing world and in Canada. He has also served as Vice Chair of TEDx Edmonton and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Francophone Economic Council of Alberta, the Francophone Sport Federation of Alberta, and the Canadian Francophone Games. He is one of the 50 Founders of Startup Edmonton and is a Finisher of the Ironman Canada Triathlon.
Randy discovered his passion for leadership and public service at the University of Alberta, where he served as President of the Students’ Union. He then went on to study at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and since then, Randy has worked as a lecturer at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, and as a journalist and political commentator for CBC Radio-Canada and Les Affaires. Today, Randy owns a consulting business that helps small and medium-sized businesses overcome their strategy and management challenges.