Leo de Bever, Ph.D.

Leo De Bever


Nauticol Energy

Leo de Bever is the Chairman of Nauticol Energy in Calgary. He also serves as Senior Advisor at Mountain Pacific Group in Seattle, Senior Fellow at C.D. Howe and Investment Committee member at Sustainable Development Technology Canada in Ottawa. Leo de Bever’s passion for productivity is currently focused on helping foreign pension plans achieve the economics of Canadian plans, and on improving small company access to capital.

Prior to trying to retire for the third time, Leo worked with 8 financial institutions based in Canada, the U.S, Japan and Australia, including the Bank of Canada, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and most recently as CEO of Alberta Investment Management Corporation. In the past, he has served on the Investment Committee of Dutch pension fund APG, and advised Norway’s Pension Plan. Leo grew up in the Netherlands.  He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.