Paul Manias is currently Special Advisor, Climate Resilient Infrastructure with Addenda Capital, the investment arm of The Co-operators Group. He is also a Partner with Diagram Ventures and Co-Head of the Diagram ClimateTech Fund which develops and invests in early-stage climate and sustainability focused companies. Paul serves as a director and advisor to several companies in the energy transition space, including EcoSystem Informatics, Solar Panda, Bioastra Technologies, Symbient Environmental and IceGen Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience in business and law.
Prior to his current roles, Paul was co-founder of another climate focused fund and a Managing Director at OMERS, a $110 billion Canadian pension plan, where he spent over 10 years focused on infrastructure and private equity. Prior to OMERS, he spent 8 years as a private equity lawyer in Toronto and Boston. Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Schulich School of Business, York University, and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Paul also serves as a director of the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery Foundation.