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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Vancouver, Canada

Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.

Zohra Mutabanna

Urban Planner
New Delhi, India

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Highway / Road Design# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
New Delhi, India

Zohra Mutabanna is a city and transportation planner, and urban designer with a wide range of experience in transportation planning, architecture, and urban design through projects in the US and India. Zohra has worked on projects involving transit oriented development, non-motorized transportation planning, streetscape design, transit service planning, microsimulation modeling and transit technologies.She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in City Planning and a concentrated focus in transportation planning and urban design.

Lorraine Bell

Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee

#english# #All# #Board Member#

As an Independent Director on the IBI Group Board of Directors, Lorraine Bell is Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Bell is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the financial sector. Ms. Bell is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Ms. Bell is also a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Human Resources and Governance Committee of the Ontario Financing Authority.

She worked in capital markets for over 20 years at various firms and specialized in the derivatives market. Ms. Bell is a Director of the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.

David Hastings

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

David Hastings has been practicing architecture in Ontario for over 30 years. He is responsible for IBI Group’s architecture and interior design practice in the Greater Toronto Area, providing overall direction and day-to-day leadership on selected major architectural and urban planning assignments that involve the integration of the diverse areas of practice. David’s projects have gained a significant reputation for high-quality design and responsible execution, and have been recognized in several international design journals. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in Canada.

Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

Peter Richards

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-richards-70582261/

Peter Richards has 15 years of experience, with a focus on traffic operations analysis, traffic and parking assessments, and traffic signal coordination. Peter has extensive experience completing traffic impact studies, parking studies, including parking utilization studies for various developments, by-law reviews, and parking standards reviews.

Peter also has experience undertaking traffic capacity analysis, review of multi-modal developments, site circulation and access review, transportation demand management strategies, traffic model calibration, developing and implementing optimized and coordinated signal timing plans, queuing analysis, public consultation sessions, speed and delay surveys, and innovative traffic solutions.

For the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Transportation Plan work, Peter was presented the Award of Merit 2016 from the Canadian Institute of Planners for Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure. His professional memberships include Professional Engineers Ontario, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Canadian Parking Association.

Danny Brewster

Associate, Architect
Houston, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Mobility+# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, USA

Danny Brewster brings over 20 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. He is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. His commitment to thoughtful strategic planning encourages industry leadership.

Mario Bozzo

Director
London, UK

#english# #Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Healthy New Towns# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Innovation Districts# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
London, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-bozzo-543261
As the pace of evolution in how technology is used to create more livable cities increases, a bigger responsibility is placed on the related industries to work collaboratively to deliver initiatives that change the status-quo and has the citizen at the heart of every solution.

Mario Bozzo co-founded IBI Group’s UK / Ireland practice from start-up phase in the mid-1990s, helping lead the business through organic and acquisitive growth. He currently overseas the United Kingdom practice in bringing urbanists and technologists together to drive cross-industry collaboration in solving urban problems.

In helping to improve quality of life features, make more effective use of capital, operational and technological resources, and fostering a deeper sense community, Mario harnesses firm-wide experience across sectors and disciplines to re-imagine urban innovation in the projects IBI undertakes.

Educated in both Canada and the UK as well as across disciplines, Mario’s experience extends across real-time operations, technology strategies, creating healthy communities, urban regeneration, public-private partnerships, as well as planning and delivery for major global events.

Rahul Mehra

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Healthcare+# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-mehra-b804b33/

Rahul Mehra is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with 15 years of experience. He joined IBI Group upon graduation and has built an extensive background in tolling and revenue systems and manages the broad scope of these projects from design, through implementation, solution deployment into the ongoing operation and maintenance of IBI’s systems. Rahul was a key participant in the Health Care Challenge initiative and has continued to collaborate with colleagues from sectors to advance IBI?s interests in the area of health care related solutions.

Rahul is currently dividing his time between a number of tolling projects in Mexico, testing for the development of new standards with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, and several toll consulting assignments across North America.

Stephen O’Brien

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Operations & Maintenance# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada
The culture here is unique. We attract talented people who are intrinsically motivated by challenges and creative problem solving. When we work together as a group to solve those problems, our clients benefit, and the appreciation they express rewards our efforts.

Stephen O’Brien specializes in requirement analysis, design and implementation of real-time software applications, particularly in the area of toll collection systems. He has extensive experience in client requirement analysis; systems development; real-time software design; and device integration.

Demetrius Yannoulopoulos

Director | Office Lead
Ottawa, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Water / Wastewater#
Ottawa, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/demetrius-yannoulopoulos-83277286

Demetrius Yannoulopoulos is a Professional Engineer in Ontario with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering in both Land Development and Municipal Engineering. He is currently Project Director for a number of land development engineering studies and detail design projects, all based out of the Ottawa office. His Municipal Engineering experience includes design of road and infrastructure renewal projects in both Ottawa and Kingston. He has served as Municipal Engineer for various smaller municipalities reviewing development plans and providing general engineering advice to councils. public sector projects include infrastructure renewal for DND, and Correctional Services Canada. In addition to the various projects Demetrius has completed over the years, he has also assisted the civil engineering field in both the public and private realms by sitting on various engineering committees and serving on the executive of the Kingston Home Builders Association.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University and a member of Pragma Council (University of Waterloo), Lambda Alpha, and the Urban Land Institute.

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