Greek-Canadian engineer Catherine Karakatsanis has been included in National Posts’ list of the 100 most powerful women in Canada for the second consecutive year.
Karakatsanis is the former President and Chair of Engineers Canada and board member of Engineers without Border. She has been awarded the Engineering Medal of Management and was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Karakatsanis has had a successful 25-year career in senior roles at Morrison Hershfield, a multidisciplinary engineering company that was founded in 1946. Through her work, she has gained experience in the engineering and management sector. She currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and board member.
In 2012, she became responsible for the company’s international and domestic activities, while she also oversees employees at the company’s North America offices.
Karakatsanis studied for her bachelor and master’s degree at Ontario’s Western University.
The Top 100 Awards by the Women’s Executive Network celebrate Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have helped bring change and reshape Canadian organizations.