Céline Bak
President, Analytica Advisors

Céline Bak is the President of Analytica Advisors. In 2007 she recognized that innovation-based industries were poorly represented through existing primary economic research and identified that this lack of evidence distorted the whole lifecycle of innovation-based companies, from incubation and capital-raising to securing domestic reference customers as well as engaging multinational enterprises as customer and partners. In order to change this, she has authored and published five annual evidence-based national reports that have catalyzed the growth of Canada’s emerging clean energy and water technology industry. Her research seeks to advance evidence in public, private and academic spheres and has changed the investment and policy landscape. It has formed the basis of hundreds of millions of dollars in catalytic public program investment. She is engaged in consultancy projects addressing finance, public policy, innovation and trade across Canada and around the world.

Céline Bak is also CIGI Senior Fellow with CIGI’s Global Economy Program. At CIGI, she is currently investigating economic reporting of environmental goods.

Céline has had an international career having worked in 25 countries, first as a Principal of A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, and later as an operating executive in two high growth Canadian technology companies, Solect Technology group and Bridgewater Systems, both of which were acquired by Amdocs (DOX). Her current leadership roles include her position as Global Practice Lead and Chair of the Sustainable Technology Private Sector Advisory Board for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. She is a member of the Asia Development Bank Low Carbon Technology Steering Committee to build innovative finance vehicles for broad adoption of low carbon technologies. She also sits as an independent director of Green Centre Canada and serves on the Core Evaluation Team for Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program.

She has been honoured by the Canada Clean16 for her contribution to capital markets for sustainability and has been named a Woman of Nature by Nature Canada.