Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation - Canada
President and Chief Executive Officer Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Alex Benay was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) by the Minister of Canadian Heritage in July 2014. The CSTMC operates three national museums: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, as well as the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and reached over 20 million people last year. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr Benay had been Vice- President, Government Affairs and Business Development at Open Text, Canada’s largest software company, since 2011. Over the years, he has played a leadership role in Canada’s digital industry as well as promoting global digitalism in organisations and groups such as the G20, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Olympics, etc. Prior to his time at OpenText, Mr. Benay managed various teams and programs at the Canadian International Development Agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Natural Resources Canada, as well as Library and Archives Canada. A native of Quebec City, Mr Benay grew up in Ottawa and attended the University of Ottawa, where he studied history. Currently, Mr. Benay is completing his PhD in Museum Studies with the University of Leicester. Furthermore, he is a community volunteer and an active hockey coach for close to 20 years. In addition to his current position, Mr. Benay acts as Director on the Board of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, is an advisory board member on Algonquin College's Applied Museum Studies program, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Council of Museums’ International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology. Mr Benay lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.