At AYO Smart Home, we recognize the importance of healthy people and a healthy environment, and see the home as the basic building block of society. Through strategic partnerships, we have developed a systems approach to housing; homes that are durable, energy efficient, healthy and comfortable, while at affordable prices. We bring together the best systems, knowledge and expertise to work with communities in identifying their needs and developing tailored solutions.

Meet The AYO Smart Home Team

Yoga Yogendran


Yoga Yogendran, CEO

Yoga is a Technology and Business Executive with a passion for enabling communities and buildings to further their sustainability while creating economic benefit. Building on 25 years of past experience in developing and deploying energy efficient and clean energy technology solutions, he is continuing on that path to include both buildings as well as remote communities.

Andrew Mai

President & CFO

Andrew Mai, President & CFO

Andrew has a professional background of medical and biological sciences, and in the past 20 years run successful business in all kinds of business models, such as manufacturing, research and development, consulting, wholesale, etc. He is committed to business development in North America and already has deep connections related to energy resources, and receives strong support from the local First Nations.

Ali Fayazbakhsh

Project Engineer

Ali Fayazbakhsh, Project Engineer

Ali’s professional background consists of design and selection of mechanical equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, pumps, and compressors. He has worked in the field of oil & gas as a process equipment engineer for 5 years. He also has experience in thermal load estimation for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration applications.

Nabeel Remtulla

Financial Controller

Nabeel Remtulla, Financial Controller

Nabeel is currently involved with managing the financials of AYO. His main activities include: maintaining inventory & cash flow management, administration of project funds and costs, presenting cash flow forecasts & profitability analysis, preparing monthly pro-forma Financial Statements, performing review of accounting entries, & working closely with the executive team in the development of various programs.

Kiera Vandeborne

Project Coordinator

Kiera Vandeborne, Project Coordinator

Kiera has a degree in Environmental Governance, a working background in community outreach, and great enthusiasm for community engagement and innovative approaches to sustainability. At AYO, Kiera oversees project development and operations by creating work plans and milestones while tracking goals and progress to increase efficiencies. Kiera acts as a point of contact for clients and partners, and works to improve communications and organizational strategy.

April Kong

CFO Office Assistant

April Kong, CFO Office Assistant

April has been working for AYO Smart Home as CFO Office Assistant since last February. She is appreciated to do works in terms of accounting affairs and office administrative work.
Also, she is a positive and passionate staff with high level of adaptability and double language available (Mandarin and English). April says she will grow up continuously following our AYO Smart Home family.

Virginia Hasselfield

Director of Business Development

Ginny Hasselfield, Director of Business Development

Ginny, former leader, the Liberal Party in Manitoba, is an entrepreneur with experience in business development, consulting, training, government & aboriginal relations & fundraising. She started Cross Cultural Consulting Inc., worked with government & the private sector & advised municipalities. She was a strategic communications consultant to Indian & Northern Affairs.

    Harry Glynn

    Business Development Officer

    Harry Glynn, Business Development Officer

    Harry has a BA in Philosophy and a Master of Management degree from the University of British Columbia. Harry has years of experience working in economic development, helping small businesses develop and execute plans for expansion. Harry brings his knowledge and experience to help guide AYO to success as the company undergoes rapid growth.

    Candice Qian

    Public Relations Specialist

    Candice Qian, Public Relations Specialist

    Candice has been involved with AYO at the startup-stage. She takes on various tasks particularly in regards to establishing and maintaining investor relations. Candice acts as a liaison with AYO investors and partners, communicating and responding to their needs. In addition, she helps to develop projects, plan events, generate business plans, and prepare agreements.

    Alycia Doering

    Marketing Coordinator

    Alycia Doering, Marketing Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant

    Alycia is a passionate and dynamic individual who has previously been involved with startup-stage efficiency upgrades businesses. At AYO, she engages in various tasks, including project development and coordination, marketing strategy implementation, proposal and grant writing, human resources management, administrative activities, and ultimately being a personal assistant to the CEO.

    Wilf Hurd

    Director of Government Relations & Outreach

    Wilf Hurd, Director of Government Relations & Outreach

    Wilf was a communications specialist in the BC Forest Industry. He served 2 terms as an MLA to the BC Legislature. He worked in public affairs & government relations in the resource sector. He was the Director of Government Relations for Simon Fraser University, & has served clients in his strategic planning & government relations firm. He brings to AYO proposal-writing skills, strategic government relations advice & networking.

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