Vice-President, Accreditation Services Branch
Elias joined SCC in February 2018 as Vice-President of the Accreditation Services Branch.
With nearly 20 years of management experience, Elias is a respected leader who has overseen large teams and budgets in both the public and private sectors. He has significant international business development experience – particularly in the areas of research and innovation. Elias also has excellent negotiating skills and is an expert when it comes to structuring multi-year, complex licensing agreements for products and services. He is also currently Treasurer of the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) and a member of that organization’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining SCC, Elias served as Director General, Business Management Support, at the National Research Council (NRC) for three years. Prior to that, he was Managing Director for Nexus Telecom (Americas) Inc., a Swiss-based telecommunications company with operations in Canada, for 10 years and worked for several leading Canadian high-tech companies, including Nortel and Newbridge Networks.
Elias holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Telecommunication Software Engineering Program at the University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, also from the University of Ottawa.