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Timo Makinen

Timo Makinen

Board Member

Timo is currently the Lead Practitioner for the pilot Canadian National Industrial Symbiosis Program, a circular economy-based initiative funded by all three levels of government which aims to deliver triple bottom line benefits to a diverse range of businesses, beginning with the Metro Vancouver and Greater Edmonton regions.

Timo has over 25 years of experience with a number of firms including BC Hydro, B.C. Gas Utility Ltd, BC Research, and Shell. His roles have included acting as an oil and gas industry facilities engineer; as an energy economist, planner and forecaster; the Climate Change Strategies Advisor for Shell Canada Oil Sands; and the Sustainable Development Manager for Shell’s international sulphur and road bitumen businesses. Timo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering, and obtained an MBA and Masters of Natural Resources Management from Simon Fraser University. He has co-authored numerous papers and frequently presented on issues related to energy and environment linkages and sustainable development.  He is a registered professional engineer in B.C.