Francis Shen, President Shen Capital Corporation Francis Shen is President of Shen Capital Corporation, a private investment company. Mr. Shen was the former Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and founder of Aastra Technologies Ltd. The company was merged with Mitel Network Corporation in 2014 after 30 years of leadership under Mr. Shen. Aastra was one of the top global players in the enterprise communications market that provided products and services to over 100 countries around the world. Mr. Shen was named Ontario’s 2000 Entrepreneur of The Year in the Technology & Communications category by Ernst & Young. He is a board member of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Toronto International Film Festival, ROM Board of Governors, and a founding board member of NEXT Canada. Mr. Shen also founded Start@UTIAS, a start-up incubator at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.