Niraj Bhargava, P.Eng., MBA, ICD.D
National Academic Director and Lead Instructor
CEO, NuEnergy.ai; Director; Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Peripheral Vision Corporation, NewEnergy Community Inc (dba NuEnergy.ai)
Niraj Bhargava is founding CEO and Executive Chair of NuEnergy.ai, the developers of the Machine Trust Index™ and leading the development of practical governance frameworks for Artificial Intelligence with the Canadian government and with major banks. He is a board member and Chair of the Innovation Committee of the Board at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Niraj also heads The New Energy Group, which provides consulting services in innovation, entrepreneurship, energy management, and board development.
Niraj was the founding CEO of Fluent.ai in Montreal – developers of deep neural network enabled voice recognition capability that can work off-line and in any language.
Previously he was Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energate Inc. Over ten years with Niraj as its leader, Energate was three times awarded a place on Canada’s Green 15 and listed on the Global Smart Grid 50 and Deloitte’s Fast 50. Energate deployed home energy management and smart grid technology to utilities across North America reducing peak demand so many could avoid building carbon-emitting power plants. Energate has since been acquired and merged into Tantalus Systems of Vancouver.
Early in his career, Niraj was President and CEO of Enerstat Limited, and led it through its turnaround, highly-profitable growth and acquisition, Founding CEO of QCED Inc – a pioneering scale-up mentorship and education group, a faculty member in Entrepreneurship at Queen’s University, a Director of the Queen’s Executive MBA, and Dean of the Business School at Royal Roads University. Niraj practiced engineering at Bell-Northern Research and global marketing at General Electric (Boston), and was the founding General Manager of GE Energy Management (Toronto).
Niraj has a BASc. in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo and an MBA from Ivey Business School with an International Business Certificate from Stockholm School of Economics, with distinction. He completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program leading to his ICD.D designation. He was one of the founding instructors of the Ivey Leader program in Moscow, and has had a number of publications, patents and distinguished speaking assignments.
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