Leader in ICT Welcomes Second Term with NSBI Board

Oct 4, 2005

Halifax (October 4, 2005) - Paul Kent, chief operating officer (COO) of xwave and senior vice president, enterprise and business solutions, of Aliant, has been re-appointed.  NSBI board chair Tom Stanfield announced Kent’s re-appointment today, Oct. 4.

“Mr. Kent brings to the job of serving on NSBI’s board the drive and enthusiasm to see Nova Scotia businesses grow,” said Mr. Stanfield. “I look forward to his continued contributions at the table.”
 
In addition to his current position as COO of xwave, Mr. Kent has 25 years experience including his time as senior vice president and managing director for the strategic consulting unit of Fujitsu Consulting.

Mr. Kent accepted his re-appointment to NSBI’s board on Aug. 26.  He will continue as part of the human resource governance committee, which is responsible for making sure the appropriate human resources management policies are in place, managing the recruitment process for new board members, and developing and overseeing NSBI’s corporate governance principles.

“NSBI is committed to seeing this province grow and thrive,” said Mr. Kent. “I’m excited to continue working with a dedicated board for an organization that is driven by the success of Nova Scotia businesses.”

“Paul Kent brings an exceptional track record of leadership in the ICT sector,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI.  ”I am pleased that Mr. Kent will continue to serve as a member of the board.” 
 
Thirteen proven and committed businessmen and women lead NSBI as its board of directors. Board members come from communities across the province and represent various industry sectors. NSBI board members may serve up to four years per term and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

As of Aug. 26, members of the board of directors of NSBI are:

-- F. Thomas Stanfield (chair), president, Stanfield's Limited, Truro
-- Sheila A. Brown, Ph.D., president and vice-chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
-- Jim Eisenhauer, president, ABCO Group Limited, Lunenburg
-- Lawrence K. Evans, partner, Evans MacIsaac and MacMillan, Port Hawkesbury
-- James W. Gogan, former president and CEO, Empire Co. Limited, Stellarton
-- Maurice M. Guitton, president, EADS Composites Atlantic Limited, Lunenburg
-- Doug Hall, former managing director, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Halifax
-- Paul Kent, senior vice-president, enterprise and business solutions, Aliant, and chief operating officer, xwave, Halifax
-- James M. MacConnell, former president and CEO, Scotsburn Co-operative Services Ltd., Scotsburn
-- Paul Taylor, CEO, Office of Economic Development, Halifax
-- Nancy Tower, chief financial officer, Emera Inc., Halifax
-- Alastair E. MacLeod, president, Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce, Sydney
-- Thomas A. Rose, chair and CEO, TAR Investments Ltd., Halifax

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the business-development agency for Nova Scotia, led by a private-sector board of directors. It is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps companies in Nova Scotia meet their growth potential through business advisory, export development and financial services.