Speaker Profile: Don Roberts

Picture of Don Roberts - 2010

Don Roberts is CEO of Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd. Nawitka is a strategic advisory and investment banking boutique which serves organizations in the Renewable Energy, and Clean Technology and Forest Products Industries.

Immediately prior to starting Nawitka in July 2013, Don was a Vice-Chair of Wholesale Banking, and Managing Director in Investment Banking with CIBC World Markets Inc. In this position he founded and led the Bank’s cross-functional Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Team. In addition to leading the “CIBC Clean Team”, Don also provided senior coverage of companies in the Global Forest Products Industry

In addition to his current work with Nawitka Ltd., Mr. Roberts is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, and is on the Board of Directors/Advisors of:

  • Kruger Inc
  • Endurance Wind Power
  • Ivey Foundation
  • Rights & Resources Institute.

In 2015, Don was selected as a Trudeau Mentor with the Trudeau Foundation. In 2012 he was chosen by Corporate Knights Magazine as the individual in the Financial Services sector who contributed the most to sustainable development in Canada. In 2006 Forbes Magazine recognized him as one of the top brokerage analysts in North America.