Meet the Team

Executive Leadership

Fahad Tariq

Founder & CEO

Fahad has always had an interest in finding simple, elegant solutions to complex, global problems. He developed the idea to turn animal and human waste into energy while pursuing his MBA at the Ivey Business School at Western University. Fahad considers himself a global citizen having grown up in four countries, but calls Toronto, Canada home.

Waleed Chaudhry

Director of Strategy

Waleed has a passion for helping people. He is excited by the prospect of combating climate change while also providing a better way of life for local communities. He has prior experience working in financial services and on projects with the World Bank. Waleed holds an MBA from The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and is currently based out of New York City as a Global Manager for a large technology firm.

Rehan Cheema

Regional Director of Operations

Rehan brings a wealth of agriculture and nonprofit experience, having previously worked at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). He has extensive field experience and was part of numerous emergency response teams that worked in collaboration with the United Nations in Pakistan. Currently Rehan works in HR management at a reputable organization in Lahore which performs HR consultancy / outsourcing to some top institutions across Pakistan. He was born and raised in Gujranwala, Pakistan, where his family owns a farm.

Advisory Board

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace

United Nations University

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace is a Programme Officer (Water and Human Development) at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. She is a leading expert in turning waste into energy. Dr. Schuster-Wallace has broad experience at the water-health nexus including the areas of environmental factors for climate change impacts on and outbreaks of waterborne diseases and linkages to human health and well-being. Prior to joining the United Nations University, she worked in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph in Canada, and worked as a water-environment specialist for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Schuster-Wallace holds degrees from the University of Leicester, England and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada.

Daniel Bida

Executive Director, ZooShare

Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst who spent the first six years of his career as an energy and utilities analyst focused on credit quality and overall sustainability. In 2009, Daniel founded ReGenerate Biogas to develop biogas plants focused on using as much local capital and organic waste as possible, in order to maximize the economic and environmental benefits to the host communities. This led to the creation of ZooShare Biogas Cooperative Inc., where Daniel is Project Manager and Executive Director. Daniel is passionate about food, energy and the environment, and is motivated by opportunities to turn waste into value for these industries and for local communities.

James Larsen

Director, MaRS Discovery District

James Larsen is the Director of Business Development at The Advanced Energy Centre (part of MaRS Discovery District), a public-private partnership with a mission to foster the adoption of innovative clean energy technologies in Ontario and Canada, and to leverage those successes and experiences into international markets. Prior to joining The Advanced Energy Centre, James was a Management Consultant with Bain & Company, developing strategic solutions for market-leading companies.  James also spent many years as an engineer working in the renewable energy industry with a variety of technologies, including hydrogen fuel cells, as well as micro-hydro and geothermal generation.

Mujir Muneeruddin

Partner & Head of Business Law, Abrahams LLP

Mujir is a partner at Abrahams LLP and heads the firm’s Business Law Group. His practice specializes in securities law, as he routinely advises mid-market technology companies in the raising of funds and corporate transactions. Mujir’s experience includes having acted in IPOs (including reverse takeovers and qualifying transactions), private equity & venture capital financings, exchange listings, and public company mergers & acquisitions. Given a personal interest in seeing businesses grow, Mujir chairs the advisory board of a technology venture fund and he is also a co-founder/director of various technology startups.