Chief Executive Officer, Northern Genesis Holdings
Ian Robertson joined the Emera Board of Directors in February 2022.
Currently, Ian is Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Genesis group of special purpose acquisition companies focused on identifying and acquiring energy transition businesses that demonstrate strong sustainability and ESG alignment.
Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in the utility industry, both in North America and internationally. He was a founder and principal of Algonquin Power Corporation, the predecessor to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) and served as AQN’s first Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2020. Ian’s leadership is credited with helping to grow the company’s market capitalization from approximately $260 million in 2009, to over $7 billion at his retirement.
Ian serves on a number of boards of directors including Embark Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based developer of automation software for the trucking industry, and Largo Inc., a Canadian producer of vanadium products including utility-scale battery storage systems. Ian is also a former director of the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute.
A Professional Engineer, Ian earned his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo. He also received a Master of Business Administration from York University, a Global Professional Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Additionally, he has completed the Chartered Director program of the Directors College (McMaster University) and holds the certification of C. Dir. (Chartered Director).