Ismail-Teja Appointed As Vice-Chair Of CMH’s Board Of Trustees
Narmin Ismail-Teja has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History.
Ismail-Teja’s appointment was announced by Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
“The Board is delighted with the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja as Vice-Chair,” said Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum in a media release sent to MEDIAinTORONTO.
“Ms. Ismail-Teja has considerable leadership experience in team development and collaborative work with diverse organizations, both in her community in Calgary and nationally. This will serve the Board and the Museums extremely well as we guide the priorities of our two national museums of human and military history in the coming years. I would also like to thank outgoing Vice-Chair Dean Brinton for his invaluable work and dedication to the Museums during his tenure,” she added.
Ms. Ismail-Teja joined the Board as a Trustee in 2018 and has substantial board, entrepreneurial, and executive leadership experience in the business and charitable sectors. She has been a facilitator, trainer, and consultant for over 25 years, and is currently a Principal at impact@work Inc. in Calgary.
Her work has encompassed strategic leadership, team development, and staff engagement, according to the statement. Ms. Ismail-Teja is also dedicated to her community and currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and Theatre Calgary. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, a member of the Calgary Foundation Impact Investment Committee, and a Senator at the University of Calgary.
“We look forward to working with Ms. Ismail-Teja as Vice-Chair of the Board on the important work ahead for our Museums,” said Caroline Dromaguet, Interim President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History. “Ms. Ismail-Teja brings extensive experience on numerous boards, as well as leadership on issues of inclusion and engagement, which will help ensure our Museums are vital places for diverse stories to be told.”
The Board of Trustees oversees the operation of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum — Canada’s national museums of human and military history.