Speaker – Sean McDermott

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Sean McDermott

Commercial Director

Sean is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where he completed a degree in International Relations with an emphasis on China. In 2000, he moved to Shanghai, and worked first with the Canada China Business Council and later with the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business intelligence arm of The Economist Group. In 2008, Sean returned to Canada to pursue a Juris Doctorate at Dalhousie University, where he graduated with a specialization in Environmental Law. Upon graduation in 2011, Sean began working in Toronto as a lawyer at Osler LLP, one of Canada’s leading corporate law firms, where his practice focused on construction law and renewable energy project finance. In March 2016, Sean joined Northland Power Inc., one of Canada’s largest green energy project developers, and thereafter relocated to Taiwan to help develop the Hai Long Offshore Wind projects, in which Northland holds a 60% stake. In May 2019, Sean began working as Commercial Director, Hai Long Offshore Wind.