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Vahan is an entrepreneur and investor whose career includes investment and merchant banking, operational management, private equity and public investments. In addition to serving as Aventine’s Chairman, Vahan also runs TerraNova Partners LP , a private equity firm he launched in 2004. Prior to launching TerraNova, Vahan co-founded Polar Capital Corporation, a private Toronto-based investment company where he served as President from 1990 to 2000.
Vahan currently serves on the board of two other TerraNova portfolio companies including York Environmental and Carma Industries. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and is active with several community service projects, most notably The Mosaic Institute where he is co-founder and Chairman. Vahan holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a Certificate of Proficiency from the Langues et Lettres faculty of the University of Grenoble, France.