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Leo De Bever

Leo DeBever

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

SESSION: Financing Vehicles to Fuel Cleantech Development

Leo de Bever was hired as Alberta Investment Management Corporation’s first CEO, when it was created in 2008. Since that time, AIMCo has delivered on its objective of creating superior return on risk for its clients. 

Leo began his 39-year career at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. Over the years, he has held leadership positions with eight institutions in Canada, the United States, Japan and Australia, focusing on economic and asset management strategy.

Over nearly a decade at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, he pioneered the use of quantitative risk management, and introduced investing in infrastructure, timberland, commodities and private real return bonds. 

Leo grew up in the Netherlands. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Leo is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Dutch pension fund ABP.





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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

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Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility


Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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