Our Team

Hashir Safi

Manager, Economic Transformation
Innovation & capital

As Manager, Economic Transformation, Hashir provides strategic support to VEC’s programs, initiatives, and internal operations. He is the program manager for the Capital Mentorship Program, develops our Salesforce platform, and supports on a diverse portfolio of internal and external facing projects and initiatives.

Hashir joined VEC in 2018 as the first Industrial Concierge after completing his Bachelor of Economics from UBC and Master of Management from the UBC Sauder School of Business. As Industrial Concierge, Hashir facilitated industrial space-sharing projects by finding and activating underused industrial spaces; working with businesses and landowners to navigate partnership agreements, leasing terms, and permitting and licensing; and building governance structures and financing models for these projects.

By combining his interest in the interplay between sustainable business development, local startup growth, and organizational efficiency, Hashir’s work at VEC helps Vancouver’s startup and green economy ecosystems.