Dennis Fotinos, Member
Dennis Fotinos is the Executive Chairman, North America, for Enwave Energy Corporation. He is responsible for overseeing corporate governance and establishing and managing the long-term growth strategy of the business. In addition to his Board duties, he is responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships, recommending accretive service and product offerings and identifying and developing large step-growth opportunities in our existing markets.
Dennis is a results-oriented executive with proven turnaround management credentials. As Chairman of the non-profit Toronto District Heating Corporation (1998-2000), he initiated and led the privatization efforts that ultimately led to the creation of Enwave. Then, as President and CEO of Enwave from 2001- 2016, he led the transformation of the company into an industry leader with a focus on sustainability. Notably, he initiated and oversaw the development of Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling system and established the commercial strategy that made the project economically viable.
In 2011, Dennis initiated and led the sale process for Enwave Energy Corporation that realized significant value for the exiting shareholders and established a platform for the new owner, Brookfield Asset Management, upon which to build the current North American business.
Dennis holds MBA degrees from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
Dennis has served as an elected member of regional and local governments in the City of Toronto from 1991 to 1999 where he chaired several Standing Committees of Council and served as a Director on various Agencies, Boards and Commissions. From 2003 – 2010, he served on the Board of the International District Energy Association (the “IDEA”) where he was elected Chairman during the IDEA’s centennial year in 2009-10. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Build Toronto where he Chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.