Chris is the Vice President of the International Renewable Energy Systems Inc. An executive with experience in a multinational energy company and in engineering consultancy who has led renewable energy start-up companies in Africa and North America. He is convinced that achieving a sustainable future for our world requires urgent, significant changes to how we access and utilise energy today.
Chris holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. A certified Project Management Professional, Professional Engineer from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and a member of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SolarAlberta).
Chris is a United Nations Affiliated Technical Reviewer, a Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition (CSET) Action Group and Commonwealth Youth for Sustainable Urbanisation (CYSU) Steering Committee member, a national delegate at the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Young Engineers Future Leaders (YEFL), a facilitator of the Global Stakeholders Engagement for Youth Integration in Industry in the Middle East (Kuwait), Asia Pacific (Japan), South America (Peru), Europe (Rome) and the United Kingdom.
Chris served as an Appointed Trustee at the Imperial College Union Trustee Board, Member of the Trustee Board Governance Committee, amongst others. He continues to mentor youths and young professionals through the Imperial College London Alumni mentorship programme, University of Alberta Career Exploratory Interviews, Rotary Club Innovation and Mentorship hub, Alberta Mentoring Partnership, and Global Youth development programmes.