The Chief Operating Officer provides executive leadership to the teams in Applications, Consumer Protection & Industry Performance and the Registrar’s Office.
Harneet Panesar was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in June 2021. Harneet brings to the organization broad industry expertise and a strong business orientation with a focus on outcomes. Mr. Panesar has spent the last 14 years in progressively responsible positions at Hydro One, one of the largest electric utilities in North America, most recently in the role of Director of Strategy and Integrated Planning.
Harneet has a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He holds a Balanced Scorecard Certification and is a part-time lecturer at Ryerson University, teaching a Professional Master’s Diploma in Energy and Innovation. Harneet was awarded a Fellowship with Engineers Canada for his work as Chair of the Government Liaison Program (East Toronto) of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).