Leah Lawrence is president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). With just under CDN$1 billion in assets under management, SDTC has supported more than 300 Canadian cleantech companies in the areas of climate change, clean water and food security.
With more than two decades of business experience, Leah is known for her leadership and passion for business and sustainable innovation. Prior to joining SDTC, Leah led a variety of entrepreneurial ventures, including starting an independent newspaper and operating Clean Energy Capitalists (a cleantech consulting company). She has significant public and private board experience, including serving on the boards and as the chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Leah is a frequently published author, with her features and columns appearing regularly in Alberta Oil and Oilweek magazines and several Canadian newspapers. One such feature about her global energy tour won her a Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Canadian journalism.
Leah has a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Regina and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Calgary. She is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a fellow of Engineers Canada.