Advisory Board

Imagination Catalyst’s success is built on strong private- and public-sector linkages.  The IC Advisory Board is a valued source of private-sector expertise and fundraising acumen that supports the IC management team and the design innovators we serve at OCAD University.    

Jacoline Loewen (Chair)Jacoline Loewen (Chair)
Director, UBS Bank (Canada) Wealth Management

Greg Ponesse (Vice Chair)
Greg Ponesse (Vice Chair)

COO, Mass Fidelity Inc.

Jeannette WiltseJeannette Wiltse
Operating Partner & CFO, Relay Ventures

Tony ChahineTony Chahine
CEO, Myant Inc.

Pulin ChandariaPulin Chandaria
Vice-President, Comcraft Canada

Jessica ChingJessica Ching
Co-Founder and CEO, Eve Medical

Valerie FoxValerie Fox
Chief Innovation Consultant, The Pivotal Point

Claude GalipeauClaude Galipeau
Country Manager, Yahoo Canada

Nancy JainNancy Jain
President, G&N Developments Inc.

Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, O.C.Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, O.C.
President and CEO, CanWin Consulting Inc.

Idris MootteeIdris Moottee
Global CEO, Idea Couture

Jim OrlandoJim Orlando
Managing Director, OMERS Ventures

Sarah PrevetteSarah Prevette
Founder and CEO, Future Design School

Vicki SaundersVicki Saunders
Founder, SheEO

Paul RowanPaul Rowan
Co-Founder, Umbra

Daniel SawayaDaniel Sawaya
Founder and Managing Partner, AyAwas Investment Group

Sunil SharmaSunil Sharma
Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners

Dan SinaiDan Sinai
Senior Executive Innovation, IBM Canada

Aly SomaniAly Somani
Lawyer, Cassels Brock

Stephen TappStephen Tapp
Senior Vice-President, Stingray

Patrick WhitePatrick White
Managing Director, Wesley Clover

OCAD U staff members of the IC Advisory Board


Angelika Seeschaaf-Veres
Angelika Seeschaaf-Veres

Chair Industrial Design, OCAD University

Dr. Sara Diamond
Dr. Sara Diamond

President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University

Dr. Robert Luke
Dr. Robert Luke

Vice-President Research & Innovation, OCAD University

Funders and Partners

Province of Ontario Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs Ontario Centres of Excellence
Relay Ventures Cassel Brock Globalive