Brent Lakeman is Director for Edmonton Global’s Hydrogen Initiative, where he is leading the
Metropolitan Edmonton Region’s activities to position the region as Canada’s preeminent hydrogen hub.
Brent collaborates with other regional partners in the transition to this low carbon fuel. Activities
include working closely with other partners, including the Edmonton Region Hydrogen Hub, to attract
industries to the region, grow the region’s hydrogen value chain and support economic development
within the region.
Prior to joining Edmonton Global, Brent served as the Executive Director for teams within the Alberta
government focused on the growth and diversification of the province’s economy, with a strong focus
on the clean technology, life sciences and digital technology sectors. Brent has worked to foster
partnerships between advanced technology enterprises and Alberta's research and innovation system to
drive growth of the knowledge economy, attract investments and accelerate diversification.
Brent has also had leadership roles at Alberta Innovates Technology Futures and the Alberta Research
Council, including leading the organizations carbon management and environmental monitoring
initiatives. Brent has over 30 years of experience working on Alberta’s technology, energy, environment
and economic diversification priorities, including clean energy systems, climate change mitigation and
the development of Alberta’s artificial intelligence capabilities.
Brent holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Queen University.