Appointment to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
April 15, 2008, Ottawa - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon today announced the appointment of Mr. Mike Shaikh to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
April 15, 2008, Ottawa – The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Mike Shaikh to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport
Security Authority (CATSA).
"I am very pleased that Mr. Shaikh has agreed to contribute his
experience and perspectives to CATSA," said Minister Cannon. "With his many
years of accomplishment in business and finance, he will be a valuable voice
in the board's deliberations."
Mr. Shaikh is president of M. H. Shaikh Professional Corporation.
Mr. Shaikh has also been involved in numerous businesses and charitable
organizations, such as the Calgary Police Commission, Alberta Securities
Commission, Calgary Parking Authority, University of Calgary and Education
Matters for Calgary's Public Education Trust. He is also an honourary investment counselor for Pakistan. Mr. Shaikh holds a bachelor of commerce
degree from the University of Calgary and was recognized, in Alberta, for his
professional contributions by being designated as a Fellow of the Chartered
Accountants. Mr. Shaikh has been appointed for a term of four years.
CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal crown corporation that
operates on a not-for-profit basis. It is responsible for the provision of key
air security services such as: pre-board screening of passengers and their
belongings; random screening of non-passengers and acquisition, deployment and
maintenance of explosives detection equipment at airports. CATSA is also
responsible for the development and implementation of a restricted area
identity card incorporating biometric features.