Vel Omazic has been Canada’s Music Incubator’s executive director since co-founding the not-for-profit organization in 2011. CMI’s mandate is to provide customized and ongoing mentorship to artists and managers across all genres of music and to collaborate with industry partners, community organizations and all levels of government in music sector infrastructure development. He has worked in the Canadian music industry for over two decades having served as vice-president, national promotion and media relations for Sony Music Canada for 10 of those years, supporting the careers of Celine Dion, Our Lady Peace, Amanda Marshall and Chantal Kreviazuk, among many others. He got his start in the music industry in the national promotion/publicity department at PolyGram Records. Prior to joining CMI, Vel was VP marketing & communications at Green Living Enterprises, an environmental consulting, marketing and events agency.