John Adams

Managing Director

In his role, John is responsible for raising capital from industry investors, manages the fund’s investment process, governance and accountability, and implementing the fund’s investment strategy for natural gas priorities to raise capital from its industry investors; manages the fund’s portfolio activities including technology scouting and deal review, technical and business evaluation, due diligence and evaluation, project management, corporate performance and entrepreneurial support; and ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions including human resources, risk management, accounting and auditing, investment and fund management and performance.

John brings 25 years of experience in the cleantech energy sector with his current position at NGIF and previous positions at Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) – with a range of increasingly senior positions including Director, Applications/Funding Advisory, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Vice President Industry, and Executive Director raising $40M in partnership agreements, leading national funding competitions, created a national Virtual Incubator, and reviewed over 1000 cleantech ideas and proposals; and at Mitsui & Co. (Canada) Ltd. with positions in infrastructure business and international trade.

John has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Environmental Science and Environmental Management from University of Toronto.