New Deputy Ministers at Health and Long-Term Care, Energy and Infrastructure
Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the following new Deputy Minister appointments, effective February 16, 2010:
- Saäd Rafi as Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Mr. Rafi is currently the Deputy Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. Mr. Rafi brings extensive senior executive public and private sector experience to the challenges and opportunities at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Mr. Rafi is a proven results-oriented leader and brings business, policy and operational experience to the ministry as it continues to implement key government priorities and to support the health system in the delivery of better health care in Ontario. Mr. Rafi's previous experience in the Ontario Public Service includes roles as Deputy Minister of Transportation and Deputy Minister of Community Safety. Mr. Rafi has also held several senior economic portfolio roles in the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation, Cabinet Office and Economic Development and Trade. Prior to returning to the Ontario Public Service in September 2008, Mr. Rafi was a Partner and National Leader, Infrastructure Advisory and Project Finance, Deloitte and Touche Canada LLP. Mr. Rafi holds a BA in psychology, an Honours BA in law and criminology and a Master's in public administration from Carleton University.
- Fareed Amin as Deputy Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. Mr. Amin is currently the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Deputy Minister of Consumer Services. He was formerly the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Deputy Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He was Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto and his past experience in the Ontario Public Service includes Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, responsible for Seniors and Women's Issues. He has held senior management positions in Cabinet Office, and the ministries of Northern Development and Mines, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Finance and Transportation. Mr. Amin holds a bachelor's degree in applied geography and planning from the University of Guyana and a master of public administration from Queen's University.