Shatha QaqishManager, Technology & Venture Development
As a venture manager for MaRS Innovation, Shatha specializes in ICT, medical devices and physical sciences invention technologies, including cleantech and advanced materials.
Prior to joining the team, Shatha managed and evaluated early-stage research commercialization potential both for a technology transfer office in British Columbia and for the GreenCentre Canada, another Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR).
She also worked for Business Development Bank of Canada’s venture capital arm where she conducted comprehensive due diligence that resulted in a $3 million investment in a Canadian start-up. Shatha was also director of Nuclear Safety and Security at the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and a consultant at Catalyst Private Equity, a cleantech private equity fund with offices in Dubai and Amman.
Shatha earned her PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan and has a strong background in research commercialization and investment analysis. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic.