TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), the first Canadian peer-to-peer, eco-friendly ride-sharing network, is pleased to welcome Jay Wilgar, a 20-year veteran of start-up management and business growth, to the Facedrive executive team as Chief Strategy Officer.
Mr. Wilgar is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Newstrike Brands Ltd. and has served on the board of directors of Facedrive since September 2019. As Chief Strategy Officer of Facedrive, Mr. Wilgar will use his two decades of high-growth experience to develop and manage corporate and strategic partnerships, further positioning Facedrive for growth as it prepares to launch internationally in 2020.
“I’m very excited to welcome Jay to the executive team,” said Sayan Navaratnam, Chief Executive Officer of Facedrive. “Jay is well-known both nationally and internationally as a top-notch innovator who has been crucial for building growth in a number of key startups.”
Mr. Wilgar has launched several companies in multiple industries and serves as a member of the board of directors of several companies. In 2001, Mr. Wilgar launched renewable development firm AIM PowerGen Corporation (“AIM”) and built it and successor companies into energy projects worth approximately $2.5 billion before AIM was acquired by global renewable power firm International Power Canada (IPR-GDF Suez) in 2009. Mr. Wilgar brings two decades of wide-ranging experience to Facedrive, straddling sectors relevant to Facedrive’s vision and principles, including in the fields of renewable energy and technology.
“Facedrive is an eco-friendly, high-tech company that believes that profitability and environmental and social responsibility can and must go hand-in-hand,” said Jay Wilgar. “I share this sentiment and feel very fortunate to join the executive team as we continue to position Facedrive for growth amid preparations for our international launch.”
Facedrive is a unique people and planet first ridesharing platform committed to doing business fairly and equitably. As a community platform, drivers are real partners in the company, benefitting from uniquely customized incentives and rewards that reflect a dedication to shared success. For more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com.
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