Babatunde Olateju – Keynote Speaker

Associate Director in the Sustainability Knowledge Area at Conference Board of Canada

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Specialist Subjects

  • Sustainability
  • CIrcular Economy
  • Green initiatives


  • English


Babatunde (Tunde) Olateju is the Associate Director in the Sustainability Knowledge Area. His research at the Board informs Canada’s path toward carbon-neutrality and a circular economy.

Prior to joining the Board, Tunde was Manager in the Clean Energy Division of Alberta Innovates and served on Energy and Environment Committee of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the federal government’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Roadmap Committee and its economics and finance working group.

Tunde holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University, England. He was a Sadler Scholar at the University of Alberta and received a PhD from the University of Alberta’s Mechanical Engineering department.

“Knowledge without truth is like an empty barrel. It doesn’t hold much value. When addressing the most pressing issues of our time, and with the stakes being so high, we need to take responsibility. Now more than ever, leaders and decision-makers must inform their deliberations with objective and evidentiary research. At the Conference Board, we are making these impactful contributions daily, and it is an inspiring environment to work in.”

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