Don Roberts is CEO of Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd., a strategic advisory and investment banking boutique focusing on the Global Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Forest Products Industries.
Prior to founding Nawitka Capital Advisors, Don served as 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. Before entering investment banking, Mr. Roberts was a highly ranked equity research analyst for over 15 years. Forbes Magazine recognized him as one of the top brokerage analysts in North America.
Mr. Roberts is a Board Director/Advisor for four corporate and non-profit organizations; an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Visiting Scholar at Peking University’s Center for Energy & Development, and Mentor with the Pierre Trudeau Foundation.
Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s degree in Forestry Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA and doctoral studies in International Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago. He is also a certified Board Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors.