Canada’s Chartered Directors

The Directors College is pleased to present Canada’s Chartered Directors. The graduates listed below have completed The Chartered Director Program, an intensive individual examination, and have met the other requirements to become a Chartered Director (C.Dir.)

The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations – Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.

To see the ASC Graduates who also hold the Chartered Director designation please click here.

C.Dir. Graduates

Mr. Predrag Stegnajic, C.Dir.
EVP Sales & Marketing, T4G Limited


My interest in the program is based on the following:

1. Serving as the head of revenue and growth transformation for my firm, I attend every board meeting and interact regularly with members of our current board. I would like to be better equipped to understand their concerns around best practices for good governance.
2. As an entrepreneur, I have been on boards of private startups(including my own) and am angel/series A investor in others, one of which is likely to do an IPO this year. I would like to be better equipped in guiding them to set up for success.
3. I was the co-founder, active member and on the board of advisors for a community based humanitarian relief fund (St Tzar Lazar), which raised $42m in humanitarian relief aid for women and orphaned children during the Balkan civil war. This fund received a humanitarian award, the 2nd highest commendation possible, by the Serbian Orthodox Church on May 21st, 1996 for 5 years of outstanding humanitarian effort. See attached picture of the award. My responsibilities included fundraising, collections of fiscal and material supplies and the logistics of aid distribution. As such, I had fiduciary and reporting responsibilities to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
4. I am ready to give back to the business community. I have the experiential knowledge, skills and business acumen to help others. I wish to do it well and believe this program will provide the knowledge to help leveraging the most accepted parameters of current business thinking.

Predrag Stegnajic is a sales and revenue leader focusing on growth transformations in the technology space. His core area of expertise is centered around visionary leadership that drives accelerated execution with measurable growth. Predrag’s success is rooted in his ability to forge strong corporate identities and values, engage the whole workforce and generate enthusiasm for growth. His corporate career stretches from global CRM and sales practice leadership in telecom. to IT Consulting and outsourcing. His recent experience focuses on consulting professional services transformations. He has driven two corporate growth transformations, doubling revenue growth in one and achieving 600% growth rates in the other, culminating in the sale to a global IT consultancy.

A successful entrepreneur and franchise operator, Predrag was instrumental in bringing to Canada and developing Canada’s largest franchised building inspection firm. He continues to invest in emerging technologies and business concepts that threaten the status quo.

Predrag is a global native, fluent in 4 languages. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto, with added focus in International Trade and International Relations. He is active in the Serbian diaspora community, whether assisting the UN Development Group with economic empowerment in the Balkans or having co-founded and acting on the Board of Advisors for the community based humanitarian relief fund St Tzar Lazar. The Fund raised $USD 42M in humanitarian relief aid for women and orphaned children during the Balkan civil war. The Benevolent Fund received a humanitarian award, the 2nd highest commendation possible, by the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on May 21st, 1996 for 5 years of outstanding humanitarian effort.

A global traveler, Predrag has lived on 3 continents, worked around the globe and visited over 70 countries of the world.

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What our graduates say?

“The Directors College experience has been nothing short of exceptional, with immediate benefit within the boards on which I serve. Undoubtedly, this program supports its brand of being the gold standard in board governance effectiveness. Of particular benefit was the opportunity to share the learning experience with colleagues within their various roles at the boardroom table. I have developed an enriched knowledge base from which to draw, as well as an enhanced quality network. Without hesitation, I recommend this program, and congratulate its faculty and staff for its commitment to excellence within its mandate.”

Silvia Martini, Vice-President, Interlink Research Inc.

“I performed a significant amount of research when selecting an option for advanced governance education. All of my research pointed to The Directors College. Being the only university accredited program was important, but more important, was that the faculty has an amazing balance of academic and professional background. No other program offers such a unique and high learning environment – the perfect balance of academia and real examples. The experience is demanding and allows you to generate a vast networks of peers who are dedicated to raising the bar on governance – truly the gold standard.”

Daniel Johnson, B.Comm, C.Dir., Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Credit Union

“The Chartered Director program provided me with a solid foundation in governance which built my confidence to comprehensively serve as a director. The exceptional content and educational process enhanced my curiosity, courage and ability to ask the right questions on crown, non-profit and corporate boards.”

Victor T. Thomas, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., Vice Chair, SaskEnergy

“I thought the entire program was very well developed and comprehensive. You never know what to expect when you sign-up for these programs and this exceeded my expectations and was a great learning opportunity.”

James Scongack, C.Dir., Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power LP

“I found the Chartered Director Program to be an excellent forum to understand how strong governance complements effective management. The ability to create and execute an effective strategy is significantly enhanced by a robust process inclusive of board engagement where the right questions are asked and expected outcomes are identified. I truly enjoyed the setting which fostered a strong level of interaction that was supported by quality presentations and material. As CEO of a Shared Service Organization set to deliver benefits to its members, I see the advantage of having a number of our board members participating in this program.”

Tony Di Emanuele, MBA, C.Dir., President and CEO, Mohawk Shared Services

“A strong board needs a combination of industry knowledge and sound judgement. You need people able to challenge one another, but in a productive environment. The Directors College provides skills, perspectives and tactics to drive value as an effective and successful board member. As a graduate of the Chartered Director Program, I found The Directors College an excellent survey of the critical issues and developing trends of today’s corporate environment. I highly recommend The Directors College.”

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., C.Dir., President & Chief Executive, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

“The changes that impact corporate governance are establishing a pattern of increased accountability for the delivery of long-term value to customers, shareholders, employees and society. Proper corporate governance is now being defined to include knowledge of critical elements such as risk management and the measurement of strategic performance. At the end of the day, each board will be judged on its ability to effectively deliver value, rather than on its structure. The Directors College innovative program fills a unique and important gap in providing knowledge and insight as to how this expectation can be met. CMA Canada is pleased to be a sponsor of this timely initiative.”

Steve Vieweg, C.Dir., CPFA (Hon), FCPA FCMA, CEO, CPA Western School of Business

“As an organization focused on educating corporate secretaries, the CSCS believes in furthering the potential of board members to better contribute to building effective governance structures. Given the key role of directors and corporate secretaries in applying proper boardroom practices, corporations need to ensure that these individuals meet a professional standard. The Directors College curriculum covers all the formal regulatory issues for directors and also addresses the informal skills of building effective and appropriate relationships with senior management. We see significant benefits to this program and CSCS is pleased to endorse it.”

Lynn Beauregard, President, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

The Directors College has developed a director education program which goes well beyond the fundamentals to address the structures and the behavioural components of principle-based governance. I am proud to be associated with the Directors College and I am honoured to lend my name to the College’s graduate award.

Gilbert Bennett, Director and Former Chairman of the Board, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited