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Meet Our Leadership Team

At Green Impact Partners, our proven and aligned leadership team provides broad experience, diverse insights and unique perspectives that drive value for our business and our stakeholders. Together, they hold hundreds of years of experience, and truly have the passion needed to take energy — and our world — into the low carbon future.


Executive Leadership Team

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Jesse Douglas

Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors
With over 20 years of successful entrepreneurial experience, Jesse formed Green Impact Partners in May 2021. Previously, Jesse was the founder, President and CEO of Wolverine Energy and Infrastructure.

Jesse has held various positions as an executive, senior manager and owner in multiple businesses. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Jesse Douglas

Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors
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Kathy Bolton

Chief Financial Officer
With over 20 years experience, Kathy brings financial leadership to Green Impact Partners in key areas including finance, accounting, tax, compliance, reporting, budget, risk management, credit, and treasury functions. Prior to joining GIP in May 2021, Kathy was the co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of BluEarth Renewables, a position she held for over ten years. Prior to BluEarth, Kathy was the Chief Financial Officer at Canadian Hydro Developers.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Kathy Bolton

Chief Financial Officer
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Nikolaus Kiefer

Executive Strategic Advisor
Nikolaus Kiefer is a co-founder of Green Impact Partners. Most recently, Nik was Chief Financial Officer of Wolverine Energy and Infrastructure. Previously, Nik spent the last 15 years of his career focused on capital markets and corporate development initiatives, including co-founding multiple private entities. Nik began his career in capital markets where he was a sell-side research analyst covering multiple industries including Special Situations and the Energy sector (Infrastructure/Services and Energy Production).

Nik holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Western University in Ontario.

Nikolaus Kiefer

Executive Strategic Advisor

Board of Directors

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Geeta Sankappanavar

Chair of the Board of Directors
Geeta Sankappanavar is the Founder and CEO of Akira Impact, an essential assets investment firm that invests to support UN Sustainable Development Goals 5, 6, 7, and 12. Previously, Geeta co-founded, and she was the President of Grafton Asset Management, a $1 billion energy investment firm. Geeta began her career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company (New York Office) and she is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Geeta is recognized as an international thought leader, an unrelenting advocate for women’s equality and a committed philanthropist. Geeta has been recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People and Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40.

Geeta Sankappanavar

Chair of the Board of Directors
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Alicia Dubois

Board of Directors
Alicia Dubois a proud Indigenous professional who earned a B.Sc. with Distinction from the University of Lethbridge and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. Alicia is Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation and serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Previously, she was at CIBC where she established and led an expert Indigenous Markets team. Alicia actively contributes to awareness building and enhancing the positive national narrative around Indigenous finance and prosperity via speaking engagements with industry, governments, and diverse audiences across the country.

Alicia Dubois

Board of Directors
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Bruce Chan

Board of Directors
Bruce Chan has 25 years of experience, including as Chief Executive Officer and Director of an NYSE-listed international shipping company. Bruce also has significant governance experience as a senior executive in a conglomerate organization with four NYSE-listed public companies. Bruce also has a unique combination of significant global Human Resources & Compensation Committee experience, along with professional accounting and financial designations well-suited for Audit Committees.

Bruce Chan

Board of Directors
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Jeff Hunter

Board of Directors
Jeff Hunter has expertise in acquisitions, operations and divestitures of critical clean energy infrastructure. Jeff is an experienced energy investment professional, board member and operating executive with 25 years in energy commodity-focused businesses. Previously, Jeff served as an advisor to significant portfolios of solar and wind development assets

Jeff Hunter

Board of Directors

See Our Impact

Business and pro-social action come together at Green Impact Partners. By aligning our business operations with environmental, social and governance goals, we ensure a greater impact for our investors and society at large.


Join Our Team

We’re always looking for driven, passionate and entrepreneurial people to join our team and help us make an impact in the world!