Francesco Di Candia 

PRESIDENT

With a university education in business administration and finance Francesco is a veteran of CHIN Radio TV Multicultural, where he serves as the General Manager, General Sales Manager and Director of Italian Programming for CHIN Ottawa CJLL 97.9 fm.

Francesco is fluent in four languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and he can also communicate well in Serbo-Croatian. As a senior entrepreneurial executive, with more than 20 years experience in management and sales, a results oriented achiever with an excellent track record for identifying opportunities for accelerated growth, experienced in marketing and finance his reputation for building a highly motivated team follows him. He has, also, in-depth work experiences as an "On-Air Talent" and Journalist with several Italian Radio stations, some of them national, and over the years has built a solid career in the field. Representing, the very first third language radio service in our nation’s capital, Francesco is an illustrious personality consistently involved in voluntary cultural, recreational and social activities.

On a personal note, Francesco wears a uniform well as a former, retired, Italian Federal Police Inspector of Guardia di Finanza, the Italian RCMP, and since 2002 has held the position of President for the Associazione Nazionale Finanzieri d’Italia Police veteran association - Toronto Section. Concurrently, he is a proud member of Region 2 Canada of the International Police Association.

Francesco is the recipient of several awards including the “Commemorative Cross”, from the United Nations for participation as a member of the Military Police - peace keeping mission in Yugoslavia 1992-1994, under the United Nations resolution; designated the ranking of Knight with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2003 and being given the certificate of distinguished service as a member of the EU/OSCE Sanctions Assistance Mission in Albania highlight some of Francesco Di Candia’s numerous achievements.

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