Kingsley Ward, BA, B.Comm.
Mr. Ward has more than 30 years of experience initiating, structuring and monetizing private equity investments, Mr. Ward is Chairman of his family holding company, The Vimy Ridge Group Ltd. and Managing Partner at VRG Capital, a private equity firm. He also serves as: Chairman of Clarus Securities Inc., an institutional investment dealer; Chairman of Nucro Technics, a pharmaceutical contract support organization; Chairman of DATA Communications Management Corporation’s (TSX : DCM), one of Canada’s largest marketing services companies and Chairman of Globalive Technology (TSXV : LIVE) a software development company. He also serves as a Director (former Chairman) of Founders Advantage Capital (TSX-V: FCF), a public private equity firm. He is a Director of Dominion Lending Centres, Canada’s largest mortgage brokerage company. Mr. Ward is or has been a Director of numerous other public and private companies. Mr. Ward has also been actively involved in multiple philanthropic activities and has been actively involved in YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) since 1999, holding a number of executive positions.
Dr. Alexander Dobranowski
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dr. Alexander Dobranowski is the CEO and co-founder of MCI Onehealth Technologies Inc. With over 10 years of specialized clinical and healthcare technology experience, Dr. Dobranowski has successfully led multiple teams in the development and execution of innovative technology solutions to complex healthcare problems.
Dr. Dobranowski attended business school at McMaster University and the University of Tennessee before attending the University of Adelaide Medical School (Australia) to earn his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Dr. Dobranowski has published a number of medical research papers, book chapters and he co-authored “Radiology: Chest X-Ray Interpretation”, a medical textbook that received the prestigious British Medical Association’s (BMA) book of the year award in 2014.
Prior to joining the MCI team, Dr. Dobranowski co-founded and developed the technology for a data-driven diagnostic imaging artificial intelligence venture (deepscreen.ai) and he has collaborated with a number of artificial intelligence experts on data-driven healthcare initiatives. Dr. Dobranowski then worked as the Clinical Director of Technology at MCI Medical Inc. and Altima Dental Inc., where he led the development and scaling of clinical and patient interfacing applications that have been applied to a patient population of over 3 million.
As a former distinguished athlete, Dr. Dobranowski was a Canadian national track and field champion in the decathlon and Canadian national junior record holder. He competed internationally for Canada while being a scholarship member on the track and field team at the University of Tennessee (Division I). During his athletic career, Dr. Dobranowski qualified and competed in the Pan-American games (2003, Barbados), and earned the esteemed “Blue” Award (2008) for his athletic achievements while attending medical school.
Mr. Lacavera is the founder and Chairman of Globalive Capital Inc., a telecommunications/technology focused investment company. Mr. Lacavera has led Globalive Capital Inc. in raising over CAD$1.8 billion in private capital to bring more competition to the telecommunications industry. Since 1998, Globalive Capital Inc. has founded, co-founded, seeded, financed, operated and divested 12 companies. Globalive Capital Inc. has invested in over 100 companies in the technology, media, and telecom industries over the past 15 years and has 45 companies currently in its venture portfolio. In 2005, Mr. Lacavera founded and led as CEO WIND Mobile, which became Canada’s fourth largest wireless carrier before it was sold to Shaw Communications for approximately $1.6 billion in 2016. Mr. Lacavera was named Canada’s CEO of the Year by the Globe and Mail in 2010, one of the 50 Most Influential Torontonians in 2013 and one of Canada’s Top Executives by Power and Influence magazine in 2014.
Through accelerator programs such as NEXT Canada, the University of Toronto Engineering School Hatchery, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and the DMZ at Ryerson University, Mr. Lacavera supports young entrepreneurs with financing and mentorship, is active on numerous boards and advisory groups and speaks regularly to students about entrepreneurship. Anthony has served on a variety of charitable boards focused on university fundraising and entrepreneur advisory boards, as well as several public company boards.
Bashar Al-Rehany is the CEO of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc Investment Research Division (IRD) which comprises of two brands, BCA Research (BCA) and Ned Davis Group (NDR). He is Chief Executive Officer of BCA and Executive Chairman of NDR. He has been CEO of BCA since 2003 and joined Euromoney in 2006 through the acquisition of Metal Bulletin plc which included BCA. He joined Euromoney Institutional Investor plc as an Executive Director in 2009 and stepped down in 2016. He became Chairman of NDR in February 2017. Bashar lead the phenomenal growth of BCA from a small revenue company to the leading independent macroeconomic investment research firm in the world. He also led NDR to path of revenue and profitability growth after years of decline through investment in sales and marketing and new products development. Bashar also created a smarter Investment Research Division structure by integrating BCA Research and NDR realizing synergies with the strategy of “two brands one infrastructure”.
Before joining BCA, Bashar spent six years as CEO of Dow Jones Markets Canada and Bridge Information Systems Canada. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Reuters plc in various management roles in the Middle East and Canada. He holds a diploma in Mathematics & Computer Science from Teesside Polytechnic.
Dr. Sven Grail, DMD, MBA, JD, MAGD, FICD
Co- Founder and Co- Chair
Dr. Grail is both a co-founder of Altima Dental, as well as the Co-Chair and one of the principle owners of MCI. Collectively, Altima Dental and MCI are comprised of more than one thousand healthcare professionals caring for nearly three million Canadians. Altima Dental and MCI provide services in a multidisciplinary environment including family and walk-in medicine, medical and dental specialty, physiotherapy, occupational and mental health and other related services.
Dr. Grail is a graduate of the Boston University (DMD, MBA), where he initiated a dual-degree program earning his DMD simultaneously with his MBA degree. He earned his Master with the Academy of General Dentistry and was granted Fellowship into the International College of Dentists. He was also awarded Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Since 1993 he has actively participated in organized dentistry and has been involved in numerous committees along with being a Governor of the Ontario Dental Association. He was elected three times, by his peers, to serve on the Council Member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. He is currently a member of the Board and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Dental Service Organizations – an organization that represents the largest dental service organizations internationally. He is active in Young President’s Organization as well as the Creative Destruction Lab through the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. He has been on the Alumni Board of Boston University and is currently a member of both the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario as well as the Alberta Dental Association and College in Alberta.
Dr. George Christodoulou, BA, DDS, MBA, MAGD
Co- Founder and Co- Chair
Dr. Christodoulou is a co-founder of Altima Dental, which is one of the largest Dental Service Organizations in Canada and has been one of the principles owners of MCI since 2013. The combined healthcare group enables nearly three million patients to access a vast, multidisciplinary group of dentists, medical doctors, medical and dental specialists, physiotherapists, other healthcare practitioners, and related services. Comprised of well over one thousand healthcare providers and support staff in over 100 clinics across Canada. Dr. Christodoulou has created a team of dedicated professionals providing access to a vast range of healthcare services for Canadians.
Dr. Christodoulou is a graduate of the University of Toronto Dental School (DDS) and the Rotman School of Management (MBA). He practiced in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 20 years and in 2014 earned a Master with the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario as well as a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Order des dentistes du Québec. In 2007, Dr. Christodoulou was presented with the Arbor Award for outstanding voluntary service to the University of Toronto.