Ajay Kochhar

Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO, co-founder

Ajay Kochhar is the President and CEO, co-founder of Li-Cycle.

Responsible for strategic oversight of Li-Cycle’s various functional business units, which includesCommercial, Technical (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality/HSEQ, Operations, Commercialization, Research and Development) and Shared Services. Additionally, Ajay supports the development ofinternational growth initiatives for the company in collaboration with Li-Cycle’s Corporate Development team.

Before founding Li-Cycle, Ajay gained extensive technology and project development experiencethrough progressive roles with Hatch’s industrial cleantech and advisory practices. While working in thatspace, he garnered in-depth engineering and project management experience through clean technology development in the lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, gold, lead, zinc, molybdenum, and rare earth metals industries. His technical expertise spans the entire project lifecycle, from conceptual and pre-feasibility studies to construction and commissioning.

Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, Ajay comes from entrepreneurial roots, having gained experience from a young age via a family business. An ardent music enthusiast, he is a classical guitarist who maintains the hobby even now for enjoyment.

Ajay is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Chemical Engineering.