In January 2014, Saäd Rafi joined the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) as Chief Executive Officer. He brings a wealth of experience in delivering large-scale transformation, change management and project management to Ontario’s public and private sectors.
Rafi served most recently as deputy minister of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Between 2010 and 2014, he administered an annual budget of $49 billion — the largest health budget in Canada — and oversaw one of the most significant system transformations in Ontario’s health-care sector.
Rafi also served as Ontario’s deputy minister of energy and infrastructure, transportation and community safety, and held senior government positions in the Cabinet Office, Ontario SuperBuild Corporation, economic development and trade.
During his 25-year career, he also built a successful advisory practice in infrastructure and project finance and was a partner with Deloitte and Touche, LLP.
Rafi was a director of both Canada Health Infoway, Inc. and the Greater Toronto Transit Authority and currently sits on the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Carleton University.