Ravi Seethapathy, University of Toronto
After a 35+ year career in Electric Utilities and Power Systems area, Ravi Seethapathy is now an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto in its Energy Systems Group; an Advisor to Utilities/Industry; and sits on the Boards of Smart Grid Canada, India Smart Grid Forum, Toronto Atmospheric Fund andBiosirus Inc. He is an invited speaker in the international Smart Grid area having co-authored over 50 technical papers. Retired in 2014 after 31 year career in a large Utility in Canada where he managed leading portfolios in R&D, Innovation, Smart Grid Projects, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy Integration, and Asset Management. His Past Corporate Directorships include Ryerson University, TV Ontario, Scarborough Hospital, Engineers without Borders (Chair), Canadian Club of Toronto (President), Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (President). His current technical involvement includes CIGRE, IEA, IEC, etc. He mentors several technology companies in NA and Asia primarily in power systems.
He has received numerous honours and citations including Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering (2012), Hydro One President's Award (2008), Honour Roll of the Shastri Institute (2008), Honorary Fellow, Centennial College (2005), Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (1996) to name a few. His education includes a B. Tech (Hons) in Electrical Power from IIT, Kharagpur, India; an M. Eng. in Electrical Power from the University of Toronto; and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He together with his family has endowed an IEEE Award in "Rural Electrification Excellence".