Sado, Anne

(IndE 7T7)
Inducted: 2010

Anne Sedo

During her steady progression up through the ranks of the business world and into academia, Anne Sado has been a role model to female engineers in particular.

Anne began her career at Bell Canada in 1977, and in 2000 was named Senior Vice-President (Business Processes and Operational Effectiveness). In this position she was instrumental in increasing the company’s earnings by $450 million in 2001 and $550 million in 2002, in part through her development of new operational models and improvement in core processes. Anne next took a position as Principal with Helix Commerce International, helping build the company offerings based on her telecom and high tech industry expertise.

Since 2004, Anne has been President of George Brown College. Under her leadership, George Brown College has doubled in size and established itself as a key part of Toronto’s social, economic and cultural fabric. The college has established strong community partnerships, including with at-risk communities; developed new programs in partnership with arts organizations and industry; and advanced international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Anne herself travelled to China and India on Ontario government trade missions to foster better relations and built collaborative partnerships with institutions in these countries. She has also served as a director of several organizations, including the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, and has been a member of the President’s Council of the University of Toronto Engineering Alumnae Association. Her honours include:

  • U of T Arbor Award, 2000
  • Citizenship Award, Professional Engineers Ontario, 2001
  • 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award (Engineering), University of Toronto, 2002
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Canada, 2003
  • Gold Medal, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, 2007