Ontario Centre of Innovation

OCI Team

Executive Team

Dr. Claudia Krywiak

President and CEO

Dr. Ketaki Desai
Vice President, Business Development

Hiten Makim
Vice President, Finance & Operations

Raed Kadri
Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Head of the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

Tanya Dunn
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Business Development & Commercialization

Patrick Farrer

Business Development Manager

Mandhir Kalia

Investment Lead

Sonya Karanicolas

Business Development Team Coordinator

Martin Lord

Senior Sector Manager, Automotive and Mobility Portfolio

Kyle McCall

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

Dr. Amir Pahlevanpour

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

Vinay Paramanand

Community Outreach Manager

Ilham Punjani

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Fernanda Navarro

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Dr. Shatha Qaqish-Clavering

Business Development & Commercialization Manager
Toronto

Balinder Rai

Business Development Team Lead

Mandeep Singh Rehal

Business Development Manager

Chris Ritchie

Business Development Team Lead

Dan Ruby

Sector Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Dr. Jeff van Heumen

Director, Business Development

Andreas Waller

Business Development & Commercialization Manager
Windsor

Feiran Zhou

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

Dr. Nicole De Long (*on leave)
Industry Academic Collaboration Lead

Advanced Technology Programs

Dr. Philippa King

Director, Advanced Technology Platforms

Natalia Lobo
Program Manager

Vahid Sadr
Advanced Technology Platforms Manager

R&D Collaboration & Commercialization

Jennifer Moles
Director, R&D Collaborations and Commercialization

Suzy Lim
Program Manager

Dr. Sagar Prabhudev
Program Manager

Sharon Sukhdeo (*on leave)
Program Manager

Automotive Technology & Mobility Innovation

Raed Kadri
Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Head of OVIN Automotive Tech and Mobility Innovation

Mona Eghanian (on leave)
Director, Strategy and Programs, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Amanda Sayers

Amanda Sayers
Director, Skills, Talent, and Workforce Development, Automotive & Mobility Innovation

Shane Daly
Program Portfolio Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Dr. Sherin Abdelhamid
Technical Project Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Ghazal Momen (on leave)
Outreach & Engagement Specialist, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Kathryn Tyrell
Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Alèque Juneau
Project Lead, Workforce Development

Sahra Togone
Project Delivery Coordinator, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Alex Carlone

Alex Carlone
Coordinator, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

Finance & Operations

Hiten Makim
Vice President, Finance & Operations

Soji Bello
Controller

Shezmin Rajan
Director, Corporate Accounting

Sumi Midha
Program Accounting Analyst

Megha Varghese
Program Accounting Analyst

Jenny Zheng
General Accountant

Farzad Zohouri
Director, IT

Afsoon Shodjaee
Application Support Specialist

Marketing & Communications

Alicia Pereira
Director, Communications & Strategy

Sandy Bowers
Manager, Public Affairs and Events

Deanna Tosto
Creative Lead

Rebecca Chiu
Communications & Digital Engagement Specialist