Speaker – M1 Seminar – The Future of Energy Storage in Ontario
Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor
Annette is well-known for her past role as the President of The Home Depot in Canada and Asia. She oversaw the growth of the company’s Canadian operations from 19 stores in 1996 to 180 in 2011 and led The Home Depot’s strategic entry into the Chinese market. In March 2012, Annette became the Chair and CEO of NRStor Inc., a privately held Toronto-based energy storage project developer focused on accelerating the commercialization of industry-leading energy storage technologies. NRStor is partnered with a variety of technology suppliers that manufacture and integrate flywheel, compressed air and battery energy storage systems. The company offers flexible financing solutions to develop effective and cost-competitive storage systems based on clients’ precise technical and financial needs.
Annette is currently the chair of the Clean Energy Task Force for Ontario. She also serves as the Chancellor of Cape Breton University, and chairs fundraising efforts for the university’s new Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (VCSEE). Annette is a member of Canada’s Science Technology and Innovation Council and the Federal Government’s Venture Capital Expert Panel. Her board memberships include Liberty Mutual, the North West Company, Icynene, the CAMH Foundation, Saputo Inc., Air Canada and the Conference Board of Canada.
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