Mr. Lotfi Ghattas

Biography / November 18, 2013

Mr. Ghattas, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPU Group, was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 2 Air Component Coordination Unit, 2 Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagotville, QC in May 2015.

Honorary Colonel Ghattas was born in Bizerte Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1979. He is a graduate of the University of Laval in the Science and Engineering program as a Civil Engineer and subsequently completed a baccalaureate program at the University of Tunis in Mathematics. Honorary Colonel Ghattas began his professional career as the director of the international centre for education and technology transfer in Quebec before joining London Life, part of Power Corporation of Canada, as director and fiscal planning advisor.  In 2007, he joined Kinlogix as VP finance, an IT company offering cloud-based solutions for medical communities before occupying his present position as Chief Executive Officer of CPU Group, an IT company that is ranked in the top 20 private technology companies in Canada.

Honorary Colonel Ghattas has a long-standing interest in cave exploration. He formed a spelunking club in Tunisia in 1977 that is renowned for discovery of grottos near his birthplace as well as in the Pyrenees in France and in Kentucky in the USA.

Honorary Colonel Ghattas is fully engaged in community activities, particularly in youth training and education programs. He joined the Limoilou CEGEP foundation in 2011 to assist in a fund-raising campaign to provide student bursuries. Similarly, in 2004, he became the administrator and treasurer of the Camp Odysée foundation with the aim of providing funding for youth training and education. Honorary Colonel Ghattas served for ten years as treasurer of the association for children’s diabetes and in 2014 volunteered as the governor of the campaign to finance the Saint François Seminary. Professionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for L’Association Québécoise of technology (AQT) and recently joined the foundation of “Amis de l’aviation royale du Canada” as the administrator and treasurer.

In January 2015, Honorary Colonel Ghattas received a medal from the “Ordre de la Croix fusilier de Sherbrook”.   

Honorary Colonel Ghattas and his family reside in Quebec City.

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