Ali Lajevardi, B.Eng. IMBA, is Director of BDC Advisory Services based in Toronto. Ali’s work experience prior to joining BDC includes various leadership roles in areas of strategy development and implementation, operations management and international business development in wide range of industries including professional services and engineering, manufacturing, high-grade materials processing, international trade and advanced medical technologies. He has worked in diverse locations in Asia and Europe and most recently across Canada.
As an entrepreneur, Ali co-founded and successfully transitioned out of a biomedical equipment distribution company as well as an international freight forwarding business. As a part of BDC Advisory team, Ali’s team help Canadian entrepreneurs and SMEs prioritize their strategies to grow locally and internationally while at the same time become more productive and competitive through innovation and transformative application of technology.