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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lara is a Senior Manager of Financial Partnerships & Transactions at Northland Power. She is responsible for executing on equity sell down transactions in support of Northland’s strategy to secure more partner equity across its global portfolio. Lara also serves as Secretary to Northland’s Investment Committee. Since joining Northland in 2018, Lara has progressed through various roles in Development, M&A and Asset Management before taking on her current position.
Prior to joining Northland, Lara worked in business development at Bow River Energy, a privately-held oil and natural gas production company based in Calgary. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.
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Lara is a Senior Manager of Financial Partnerships & Transactions at Northland ...