CALSTART BOARD CHAIR EMERITUS
Karen Hamberg joined Deloitte Canada LLP in 2022 as a Partner in the firm’s Financial Advisory practice, advising on the commercialization of climate technology across all economic sectors. She is a clean technology executive with more than 20 years experience in the deployment of clean transportation technologies and the policy/regulatory frameworks to enable growth, scale, and market leadership.
Prior to joining Deloitte, she held a range of senior executive positions at Westport Fuel Systems and has expertise in corporate strategy, market creation and development, sustainability/ESG, policy and regulatory affairs, and external communications.
Hamberg was appointed to Canada’s Industry Strategy Council in June 2020 to represent the clean technology sector and was named chair of the Clean Technology Economic Strategy Table. She advises on strategies to accelerate the deployment of made-in-Canada clean technology, scale Canadian companies, and ensure Canada’s global competitiveness in a decarbonized economy.
From 2017 to 2021, Hamberg served as chair of the CALSTART Board of Directors, and was the first non-U.S. resident, the first woman, and the youngest person to hold the post.
Hamberg holds a Master of Arts in geography and environmental studies from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts in geography from Brandon University, Manitoba. She chaired the 2019 United Way of the Lower Mainland Campaign Cabinet, and serves as Vice Chair of the British Columbia Regional Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. In 2017, Hamberg was named to Canada’s Clean 50™ for her contributions to advance sustainability in the heavy-duty transportation sector, and in 2019 to Canada’s Clean 16TM for her leadership on more stringent clean transportation regulations in North America.