Sheldon Fernandes, P.Eng., MBA
My core motivation for working on climate issues is species conservation – I’m a big fan of orcas, in particular the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population, and a few years ago I spent a few weeks in the Amazon searching for a 20-ft long anaconda. I’ve worked in many different sectors, including energy and environment, finance, conservation, telecom, education, entertainment, and at one point, for the Department of National Defence! I love getting others’ perspectives, especially on energy and climate issues.
Outside of work, I stay pretty active between running, hiking, skiing, and yoga – I’m certified as a ski instructor and as a yoga teacher. Aside from that, I play around with writing, having written and produced several albums worth of music, a lot of which is terrible. I’ve recently started to put pen to paper on a novel idea (get it, novel?)… We’ll see where it goes.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
M.B.A., Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
B.A.Sc., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia