Chairman & Director
Mr. Sukkarie is a founder of Saturna. Mr. Sukkarie has over 25 years of experience in the Telematics, telecom and wireless industries, including ten years spent in fleet Telematics as the Co-Founder, President & CEO of WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW). At WebTech, Mr. Sukkarie was responsible for growing the company from a start-up to an international- scope TSX-listed issuer among the top ten technology companies in Canada, with sales of over $50 million. Subsequently, WebTech Wireless Inc. was acquired by BSM Technologies Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Sukkarie gained international sales and partnering experience as Business Development Director for the Middle East, Africa, and the UAE with Motorola’s Cellular Division, Wireless Data Group, and Motorola EME, selling GPRS technology to network operators. Mr. Sukkarie holds a Master’s Degree in Sciences, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Calgary.
Director & Corporate Council
Olen Aasen is a corporate and securities lawyer with more than 12 years of experience in corporate, securities and regulatory matters. He has been the Corporate Secretary, General Counsel or Vice President, Legal at various Canadian and U.S.- listed companies. Olen did his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia Law School and is a member of the British Columbia Bar. Olen was named to the 2016 Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist: Canada
Thomas Stephenson is the founder and CEO of Heated Details, a Seattle based design and development agency, that provides services to Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft,
Google/YouTube, Starbucks and Mercedes Benz.
He has served in that role for over twenty years.
Joel was the founder and creative visionary behind Naked (NASDAQ: NAKD) which recently metered with Australian-based industry powerhouse, Bendon Lingerie. He helped raise over $17m, Establishing retail distribution at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Hudson Bay, and Bloomingdales. Joel has appeared on CBC’s Show Dragons Den and was selected by BC Businesses as one of the Provinces top 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs. Joel has spoken on stages all over the United States and Canada at universities, conferences, banking & investor events, private events, and Chamber of Commerce functions
Paul Chucrallah is the Chairman-General Manager of BTFM, a Beirut based venture capital fund managing funds received from major banks in Lebanon. Mr. Chucrallah holds a degree in Telecom Engineering (ESIB) and an MBA (INSEAD).