Biographical Notes

Daniela Bassan, of Halifax, is a partner with the law firm Stewart McKelvey and member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School, at York University, and Harvard Law School and has broad legal experience. Prior to her law career, she was a teacher.

Nicole Verkindt, of Toronto, is president and a founder and director of OMX. The company specializes in tracking and reporting the economic benefit from Canadian government procurements. She has a deep understanding of international defence procurement. She is a graduate of the Ivey Business School, at Western University.