Alex Ghafouri, BSc., MSc.
Alex has a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of London. He joined the British Institution of Civil Engineers in 1972 and The Institution of Water Engineers in 1973. He has extensive experience in implementing projects in collaboration with International companies such as Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners (U.K.), Saipem (Italy), and Spie Batignolles (France). Alex’s participation in water, power, oil and gas pipeline development projects in the United States and the United Kingdom has earned him a well-rounded and thorough experience in multinational projects development and management.
Mory Ghomshei, PhD., P.Eng., P.Geo.
After completing his Doctoral studies in Mineral and Energy-Producing Materials at University of Paris and “Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris”, Mory was invited to Canada in 1984 to work for BC Hydro on the deep geothermal drilling project at Meager Creek, B.C. As the Chair of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association for two decades, Mory has contributed to the promotion of geothermal energy in Canada and around the world. Mory has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, proceedings and professional magazines on sustainable energy systems, particularly geothermal. Mory has been a leader in the preparation of World Bank environmental guidelines on geothermal energy, and he has pioneered the application of synergy systems and sustainability in development of renewable energy projects. Mory is an adjunct Professor at McGill University, University of British Columbia And China’s DeTao Masters Academy.
Ferri Hassani, PhD., P.Eng.
Dr. Hassani is the current holder of the Webster Chair in the Mining Engineering Department of McGill University. Ferri Hassani was awarded his PhD in Mining Engineering, Rock Mechanics and Tunneling from the department of Mining Engineering, Nottingham University, England in 1981. He has contributed to the promotion of Geothermal Energy, Mine Environment, Mine Design, Rock Mechanics, and Novel Rock Breakage systems in Canada and around the world through the publication of more than 150 papers in scientific journals, proceedings and professional magazines. Dr. Hassani is also the Director of Mine/Earth Energy Research Group (EMERG) at McGill University.
Nima Mousavi, BSc., MEng.
Nima was awarded his Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has a successful track record in civil engineering works, project management, organizational management, energy related projects, and project financing. Nima’s passion and effective management skills have enabled him to deliver successful results in many projects throughout his career.
Gary Robinson, BSc., Dipl. Aquaculture
Gary has over 35 years of experience in aquaculture project management, production, and technical developments. This includes the design and development of land-based salmon facilities using RAS technologies, and accountability for aquaculture operations that includes over 40 remote marine fish farms situated throughout the BC coast; these farms output over 40,000 metric tons/year with $100M/year operating budgets. His skills in building dynamic and effective teams, strategic planning, project management and business management make him a respected industry partner. Gary’s reputation is built upon his skills, along with a belief in the goal of producing high quality, “responsible” seafood that provides value to communities and employees, and solid returns to shareholders. Previous to his work with Marine Harvest, Gary was involved with a variety of aquaculture and fisheries related activities including aquaculture instruction (Vancouver Island University), consulting for local producers and fisheries, and research.
Lauri Gregg, P.Eng. CP EnMS-1
Lauri Gregg is a past chairman of the Mining Association of Canada’s Energy Committee, as well as a past member of the National Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and recently has been registered as a Certified Practitioner Energy Management Systems – Industrial by the Institute for Energy Management Professionals. He has also qualified to become an ISO 50001 Lead Auditor. As Director of Energy at Falconbridge Ltd., he led the implementation of site energy management plans, as well as the development of Energy/GHG Emissions control methodologies and business processes at global facilities. This work encompassed metering, data organization technologies, and operator interfaces as well as demand response protocols, monitoring, tracking and reporting frameworks, performance metrics, and operating practices. He also initiated and coordinated detailed energy performance assessments in mining, concentrating and smelting facilities, as well as in aluminum smelting and rolling mill facilities.