Nuclear: The Innovation Imperative11:45am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King West. , Toronto
It has never been more important to our future prosperity to acquire substantial new sources of energy; this will require a new generation of innovation. Energy demand is increasing at unprecedented rates, particularly in the developing economies. Each one of today’s available energy sources has a downside -- cost, risk, environmental harm -- and, without a breakthrough, the world's economic future is threatened. There is an answer. Hugh MacDiarmid, Chairman of the Board of Terrestrial Energy and former President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, says Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology is the most exciting innovation in nuclear energy today and may create game-changing energy opportunities for the world -- and for Canada’s nuclear industry.
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Chairman of the Board
Hugh MacDiarmid has accumulated a diverse range of executive and professional experiences during a 35+ year career. His executive appointments have included serving as President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited from 2008 to 2011, President & CEO of Laidlaw Transit Inc. from 2003 to 2005, Executive Vice-President, Commercial of Canadian Pacific Railway from 1995 to 2001 and President & CEO of Lumonics Inc. from 1987 to 1990. Recently, he has operated his own management firm, VIS|EX Corporation, offering advisory and co-investment services to corporate clients. Mr. MacDiarmid is a director of ALH Holding Inc. and SeaCube Container Leasing Limited, both of which are portfolio companies of a leading Canadian pension fund.
Early in his career, Mr. MacDiarmid was an Associate and then Principal with McKinsey & Company, a leading international management consulting firm. He holds a MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.