Rene Azeez is the Sector Manager for Health Ventures at MaRS. He is an experienced healthcare-focused business professional and works with MaRS health entrepreneurs providing strategic direction and access to resources and programming to assist with commercializing their technologies and growing their businesses.

Rene started his career as a medical device industry analyst and was ultimately promoted to lead a global medical device market intelligence team based in Toronto, India and China, with the Millennium Research Group (MRG), a division of the Decision Resources Group (DRG). Rene has spoken at conferences as a medical device market expert and routinely performed duties as a DRG brand ambassador. From there, Rene utilized his healthcare expertise as a senior healthcare strategist with Insync, a division of Publicis Health, focusing on companies in the pharmaceutical space. Rene not only drove complex healthcare strategies for client partners and supported business development, but focused deliverables on insight generation through the lens of behavioural economics, providing a unique approach to healthcare market research.

Rene attended Woodsworth College at the University of Toronto, where he studied developmental biology.