Trained in Engineering, Ven is intimately familiar with the electrical, civil and mechanical requirements of solar power systems. He also plays a leading role in the management of CarbonFree’s operating assets. Prior to joining CarbonFree in 2010, Ven was President and CEO of The SPi Group Inc., a provider of IT and related services to Ontario’s electricity industry. Before that, Ven worked at IBM for more than eight years, bringing to market a number of from IBM’s Research Division’s innovative software technologies.
Ven holds a BASc degree in Engineering Science and an MASc degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto. He has been active in a number of energy industry associations and is Treasurer of Word on the Street (Toronto), Canada’s leading celebration of literacy and the written word.