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Basel currently works at Hydro One Inc. as a Director in the Strategy & Corporate Development group, where he focuses on strategy and generating innovative new business opportunities. He started his career at Hydro One Networks Inc. as a Field Protection & Control Engineer in the Greater Toronto Area. He also worked as a Capital Investment Planning Engineer with the Transmission Asset Management group, and as a Senior Business Analyst with the Customer Care group. He is Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario.
Basel holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto.
Basel enjoys playing soccer and running, and is an avid Juventus FC supporter. He has been a board member of the Young Professionals in Energy – Toronto Chapter since 2014.
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Basel currently works at Hydro One Inc. as a Director in the Strategy ...
Treasurer and Board Member
Michael is a Vice President in the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group at RBC Capital Markets. His team structures and executes equity and equity-linked financings for RBC’s global client base. Michael works closely with RBC’s oil & gas, infrastructure, utilities, renewables and financial institution clients.
Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets in Toronto, Michael worked at Peters & Co and IHS Markit (formerly IHS Energy) in Calgary. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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Michael is a Vice President in the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group at ...
Mabel is a Senior Associate at ICF International, working in both the Energy & Carbon Markets and the Energy Efficiency divisions in Toronto. In Energy & Carbon Markets, Mabel works on voluntary and compliance greenhouse gas (GHG) verification as well as a wide range of GHG quantification consultancy projects, with specific expertise in ICF’s in-house GHG inventory tool, GHG:ID. Mabel is also part of ICF’s growing Energy Efficiency division in Canada, and conducts site visits and advisory services for commercial and small industrial facilities for clients including Toronto Hydro and SaskPower.
Mabel has a strong academic background in global energy systems, combining technical, economic and policy subjects. She holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, a MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London and a MASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and has supplementary certificates in ISO 14064 and Advanced Building Recommissioning. Mabel is bilingual (English/French).
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Mabel is a Senior Associate at ICF International, working in both the ...
Robert Eeuwes is a Senior Director of Legal and Business Affairs at Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. who assists Algonquin with the development and operation of its Canadian, US and international renewable energy power generation portfolio.
Robert assists and advises Algonquin and its subsidiaries concerning corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of power project development (for a variety of technologies, with a focus on wind and solar power) and their regulated electricity, gas and water utility business.
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Robert Eeuwes is a Senior Director of Legal and Business Affairs at ...
Lyla currently works at Ontario Power Generation as a Senior Market Analyst. She prepares both long and short term electricity market forecasts, which help identify strategic opportunities for OPG. She began her career at OPG at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station as a Mechanical Design Engineer developing innovative solutions to complex design issues.
Lyla is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Western University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto.
In her free time, Lyla enjoys running, cycling and international travel. Lyla has been a board member of the Young Professionals in Energy – Toronto Chapter since 2016.
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Lyla currently works at Ontario Power Generation as a Senior Market Analyst. ...
Corporate Secretary and Board Member
Cary is Senior Legal Counsel at the Independent Electricity System Operator, where he advises on corporate/commercial matters, market development and innovation.
Before joining the IESO, Cary was a lawyer at DeMarco Allan LLP, Canada’s first climate change and clean energy law firm. Cary practised energy, climate change and environmental law and policy and regularly appeared before the Ontario Energy Board, representing a wide range of clients including First Nations, generators, energy storage companies, and industrial energy users.
Cary holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts & Science (Hons) from McMaster University.
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Cary is Senior Legal Counsel at the Independent Electricity System Operator, where ...
Mark Olsheski is a Vice President in the Energy and Environment Practice at Sussex Strategy Group where he provides advocacy and advisory services to power and utilities, infrastructure, natural resources and industrial clients. Mark joined Sussex after more than eight years at Queen’s Park serving in a number of policy and legislative affairs capacities within the Government of Ontario, including at the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, and Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.
Prior to joining Sussex he held the positions of Director of Policy & Stakeholder Relations to Ontario’s Minister of Energy, and Senior Policy Advisor for Supply, Transmission & Distribution. In these roles, he provided strategic leadership and helped oversee a coordinated approach to public policy development and implementation in Ontario’s energy sector. This involved working across departmental responsibilities to advance legislative, regulatory and policy transformation in alignment with and support of the broader priorities of the government, including climate change, economic development, Ontario’s fiscal plan, the province’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and growing sustainable communities.
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Mark Olsheski is a Vice President in the Energy and Environment Practice ...
Tony Lau is a finance professional who has spent his career so far in asset management/pension funds investing in infrastructure. Tony started off his career with Greystone Managed Investments – participating in the due diligence of infrastructure assets in OECD countries and Greystone’s first maiden investment in Silicon Ranch. Tony then worked in Edmonton for four years with Alberta Investment Management Corporation where he worked on a variety of infrastructure deals in utilities, power and transportation. More recently, Tony has worked in corporate development with a Brookfield portfolio company and also as a Senior Manager in Investments at the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
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Tony Lau is a finance professional who has spent his career so ...
Kerri Lui is a partner in McCarthy Tetrault’s Business Law Group in Toronto. She maintains a general corporate transactional practice with a focus on projects in the energy, mining and defence industries.
In particular, Kerri has significant experience advising acquirers, joint ventures, investors and developers of various power generation assets in connection with private mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, procurements and project agreements. She has also frequently advised Canadian and international financial institutions and borrowers on secured lending and project finance transactions, including syndicated and cross-border deals. In addition, Kerri has been seconded as in-house counsel to NextEra Energy, Inc. (the world’s largest solar and wind generator) and Aypa Power (a leading energy storage developer).
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Kerri Lui is a partner in McCarthy Tetrault’s Business Law Group in ...