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Kendra MacDonald (she/her)

Chief Executive Officer  , Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Kendra MacDonald is the CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, responsible for the accelerated development and commercialization of innovation that will solve some of the world’s biggest challenges in ocean.  Kendra is leading the change in the culture of doing business in ocean from coast-to-coast-to-coast, increasing collaboration across ocean sectors and growing Canada’s ocean economy in a digital, sustainable, and inclusive way. In recognition of her leadership in building the Ocean Supercluster from the ground up, Kendra has named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine for the last three years and one of Canada’s Top Sustainability Leaders by Clean50 in 2022. 

Prior to leading Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, Kendra was a Partner in Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice and the Chief Audit Executive of Deloitte Global. 

Sessions

Ambition 2035

July 11, 2024  1:20 PM – 1:35 PM
Together, we can grow Canada’s ocean economy by 5X by 2035! Canada has the longest coast line in the world and 4 major cities are in the top 30 Blue Economy startup ecosystem ranking. Discover how you can help us move the needle and change the way we interact with our ocean utilizing the best technologies and talents. See more.

Ocean Global Ecosystem Showcase

July 11, 2024  1:35 PM – 2:05 PM
Collaboration is a core pillar of growing a resilient blue economy - both locally and globally. Discover how Canada, Quebec and Portugal are adapting to the need of the industry and changing the game when it comes to startup ecosystem building. See more.
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