Trevor brings over 20 years of progressive experience in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, Trevor was Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Leading the Industry and Sector Strategy Division, Trevor played a fundamental role in the government’s efforts to secure key investments in the manufacturing, technology and life sciences sectors. He also held roles at the province’s Treasury Board and the Ministry of Infrastructure, where he specialized in capital planning and the development of social and health infrastructure.
His private sector experience includes more than a decade in the automotive, chemical, and consulting sectors, including extensive sales and account management with Dow Chemical.
Trevor is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s MBA program, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University. He and his family live in Toronto.
Trevor is passionate about helping innovative companies succeed in Ontario and supporting them at every step of the process. His diverse experience and collaborative approach uniquely position him to oversee the operations of Invest Ontario.
VP, Business Development
Khawar Nasim is the Vice President of Business Development for Invest Ontario. Khawar brings over 25 years of international experience in both the private and public sectors, most recently, as Canada’s Acting Consul General in New York. He leads the business development teams in Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and Technology to ensure best-in-class investment attraction for Ontario.
Khawar joined the Canadian Department of External Affairs in 1993. His overseas career has included postings in Rome, Barcelona, The Hague and Minneapolis. Khawar also spent four years in Toronto as Vice-President of External Affairs for Yamana Gold.
Khawar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Carleton University) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (McGill University). He is married to Lise Beaulne Nasim; they have two children, Nico and Olivia.
VP, Strategies and Business Solutions
Michael is responsible for establishing the strategic planning, transactional risk management and business intelligence functions for the agency. In addition, Michael manages the long- term relationship with other provincial, regional, and federal government stakeholders to develop a “Team Ontario approach” and ensure that appropriate investor-centric services and supports are in place to support successful and coordinated investment attraction and implementation.
Michael joined Invest Ontario from Infrastructure Ontario where he created and led the Transit Oriented Communities Program. He is experienced in leading cross-functional teams, structuring complex transactions between public and private sectors, establishing policy frameworks for implementing large-scale programs, and determining how to maximize economic benefit to the Province from those programs.
Prior to joining Infrastructure Ontario, Michael worked in private equity, renewable energy development, waste-to-energy development, project finance, and management consulting. Michael holds a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto.