Ashley De Souza

Managing Director


Ashley De Souza is the Managing Director of Lazaret Capital. He joins Lazaret Capital as the former Executive Director of the Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation (RIII). RIII was established with a vision to become a world-renowned research and training institute that provides innovative technical and policy solutions to contemporary urban infrastructure challenges.

Before joining RIII, Ashley was the Director of Government Relations for the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) advocating on behalf of over 220 contractors (small, medium, and large) and associate member companies from across Ontario who build and maintain Ontario’s roads, bridges, highways and transit system.

He was also previously the Vice President, Policy & Government Relations at the Council of Ontario Construction Associations. Prior to his industry association work, Ashley worked as a senior political advisor for the provincial government at Queen’s Park including roles at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal and at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Ashley received an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Public Policy, Economics for Management Studies, Sociology) from the University of Toronto.