Centre for Ocean
Ventures & Entrepreneurship
Melanie joined COVE as Chief Executive Officer in
2020. Prior to this role, she was the Director, Strategic Initiatives for
EMERA, Project Director, Strategy and Director, Fuels, Energy and Risk
Management with Nova Scotia Power, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Fluently bilingual, Ms. Nadeau originates from Port
Cartier, Quebec, received her B.Sc. Degree in Engineering from the
University of Waterloo and obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute
of Corporate Directors.
Her board appointments have included positions for
international marine energy businesses and as Director and Vice-Chair of a
national industry association. She has been retained as a trusted advisor
for start-up companies, governments and multi-billion-dollar businesses to
develop strategies to gain market confidence, drive investment, deliver
profits and achieve operational success.
As an internationally recognized thought leader, she
offers a global perspective and has been a notable expert for the
International Energy Agency, the United Nations Environment Programme and
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She was hand-selected by the
delegates of 30+ countries from the IEC to Chair industry standards and
co-led the international certification of renewable energy technologies and
projects. In addition to developing a strong professional network, Melanie
has earned multiple awards including Canada's Clean16 Award for her
outstanding contribution towards clean capitalism. She has been an invited
speaker to numerous events, including TEDGlobal.
Melanie is committed to the global community; she
has been chairing the UNICEF Canada's Water for Life Gala for five years
running and is a business mentor with Immigrant Services Association of Nova