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a life dedicated to the transition

Dr. Harrie Vredenburg,
Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, Haskayne School of Business,
Research Fellow, School of Public Policy,
University of Calgary

Professor Harrie Vredenburg is a scholar of innovation, sustainability and economics in the global energy industry at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. He also holds appointments as a Research Fellow at the University’s School of Public Policy and as an International Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School in the UK. He previously taught at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr Vredenburg was founding Academic Director of both his university’s MSc in Sustainable Energy Development (10 yrs) and Global Energy Executive MBA (8 yrs). A popular teacher, he lectures in MBA, MSc, MPP, PhD and executive programs and has several times won the MBA Society Top MBA Teacher Award.

He has authored/coauthored more than 50 papers in Energy Policy, Energies, Technovation, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, International Journal of Economics & Business Research, etc. He has coauthored government reports on innovation and on nuclear energy. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited in the literature more than 9000 times. In 2023 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Dr Vredenburg was founding Board Chairman of energy storage startup TERIC Power for 7 years until it was acquired by Idea Well Capital Partners’ Climate Tech Private Equity Fund in 2022. He has been a board member of publicly-traded and private international energy companies for 15 years. There he has championed emissions reduction and social and governance initiatives.

With filmmaker Sylvester Ndumbi he produced the energy transition documentary Without Leaving Anyone Behind being screened worldwide late 2023.

Born in the Netherlands, Dr Vredenburg holds both Netherlands (EU) and Canadian nationalities.

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