Speakers

Jonathan Rhone
Chief Technology Officer, Axine Water Technologies

Jonathan is an award-winning, serial cleantech entrepreneur. In his current role as CEO of Axine Water Technologies, he’s focused on scaling-up the company to revolutionize industrial wastewater treatment. He’s also a founder and director of Evok Innovations, a $100 million cleantech venture fund with a mission to transform the energy value chain. He’s also founder and former CEO of Nexterra Systems a global supplier of waste-to-energy systems. While leading Nexterra, he grew the company from concept to commercialization, sales and manufacturing of multi-million dollar energy systems including partnerships with multinationals such as Johnson Controls and General Electric. Prior to Nexterra he held leadership positions with a NASDAQ listed cleantech company and the Delphi Group and international consultancy. He began his career in oil and gas with Amoco Canada.

Jonathan chairs the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance and is on the Advisory Boards of e@ubc and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. From 1998 to 2008, he was a founding board member of Vancity Capital, the venture financing subsidiary of Vancity, the largest credit union in Canada with assets of over $25 billion. He is a past member of the BC Premier’s Technology Council. In 2009, he was recognized as Technology Industry Person of the Year by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association.