Leadership Team


VP Finance – Flore de Bayser

Flore is a passionate business developer and a cinephile. Entrepreneurial, innovative and people driven, she thrives in meeting challenges and building trusting, collaborative relationships as a key to driving business success. An ex -oil trading financier in a major investment bank in Paris, she left it all behind to come to Toronto and […]


VP Memberships – Thom Zaugg

 Thom Zaugg’s passion is helping companies grow their business from the inside out. He works as a consultant helping companies grow their core business. Thom was Managing Director of Diebold Canada for 8 years from 2003 and responsible for all of Canadian operations. Thom led the company in delivering highly […]


VP Programming – Katherine Tmej

Katherine Tmej is a marketing executive with over 15 years of experience developing and implementing insights-driven, strategic and integrated marketing programs and communications plans targeted at B2B and B2C markets, and a proven track record of building brands in consumer packaged goods, retail, foodservice, and publishing verticals for some of […]


VP Partnerships – Lauri Asikainen

Management consultant with more than a decade of coaching and strategic company development experience 20 years as a line manager serving international businesses: General Manager (Finland), Business Unit Manager (Canada) and Vice President (United States). International connections and experience through long association with an elite network of global leaders. Founder […]


Chair, Editorial Committee and Book Club – Jerry Adel

Jerry Adel is a long time member and active volunteer of the Strategic Leadership Forum. He has worked on event-organizing committees such as the Knowledge Café and the “How to Strategic Plan” workshops and has written a wine column for the SLF newsletter. He is currently a Board member a […]


VP Strategy – Miklos Tomka

Miklos Tomka is a successful entrepreneur, general manager and strategy expert with global experience in a number of industries, ranging from Healthcare to High Tech. His passion is helping companies, as a Senior Executive or as a leadership team adviser, in achieving their full potential. Miklos is currently launching a new venture in high-technology […]


Executive Director – Milena Kras-Claydon

Milena Kras-Claydon has managed SLF since 2013.  She also works for the Strategy and Governance consulting firm The Accountability Group.  Milena spent several years as a VP in the IT department at Marsh Canada.  Prior to that, she held various IT Project Management roles and also worked in international trade […]