Bettina Pierre-Gilles, CPA-CMA, MBA, ICD.D
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bettina is the President & CEO of Luxeum Renewables Group Inc. ("LRG"), one of Western Canada's largest utility-scale solar development companies. She is a senior finance Executive with over 20 years' of experience. She is a designated Accountant with strong strategic business organizational, operations and expansionary skills.
Prior to founding LRG, Bettina served as CFO of several energy companies, where she developed functional strategies, organizational effectiveness tools and measurements and properly re-deployed the organization’s structure to maximize taking advantage of tax incentives; determined the corporate strategy, developed all investor presentations, policies and procedures; identified joint venture or otherwise partners to work with, established all banking relationships, identify/contact and bring financing/investors, identified and recruited Board members and developed the share structure for the company.
Currently, Bettina sits on the Board of: Calgary Co-Op and is the Chair of the Governance Committee, Piikani Investment Corporation, a Treaty 7 First Nations based in Southern Alberta, Exaltexx Inc., an oilfield chemicals company based in Alberta, with a parent company in the US, and Partners-in-Health, a Toronto-based non-profit for social justice.
Bettina is also passionate about giving back in the community where she lives. As such, she has been involved in mentoring up-and-coming experienced female members of Young Women in Energy, as well she is a past Chair of the Women’s Energy Network; a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and established and co-Chairs the Western Canada chapter of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD).
Bettina holds the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA) designation, an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada and received an MBA from Queen’s University. She likes to hike, read and spend quality time with her husband, three children and her dog Ella.