Ian Philp is the Director of the Energy Institute, a new Canadian public-private partnership that aims connect high potential energy technologies with international market opportunities and to establish a flagship position in the global clean energy economy. Previously, Ian worked with a boutique investment bank focussed on energy efficiency investments, and as an international trade lawyer defending Canada’s renewable FIT program. Ian was also a UN legal and constitutional advisor to the Iraqi Government from 2005-2007. He is currently an Atlantic Council Emerging Leaders in Environment & Energy Policy (ELEEP) Fellow, and was a 2011- 2012 Action Canada Fellow. Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations & economics, two law degrees (common and civil law), and a MBA focused on energy finance.
Industry Expertise (6)
Renewables and Environmental
International Trade and Development
Areas of Expertise (6)
International Trade Litigation
Climate Change and the Economy
McMaster University: B. Arts. Sc., Arts & Science 2001
Recipient of the James Robertson Carruthers Memorial Prize in History and the Class of 1937 Scholarship. Graduated with distinction.
Activities and Societies: Founding member of the McMaster Academic Challenge Team, winners of the Canadian Academic Challenge Championship (2000) and participants in international competitions at Harvard, Oxford and Stanford Universities.
McGill University: LL.B & B.C.L., Common Law & Civil Law 2007
E. Leo Kolber Admission Scholarship (2003); LSAT score of 167/180 (96th percentile rank)
Activities and Societies: Member of the 2005 Jessup International Law Moot Team (Canadian finalists); coordinator of the McGill Human Rights Internship Program. Wrote senior legal thesis on best practices for advising developing states on new legislation.
Université de Montréal - HEC Montréal: MBA, Masters of Business Administration 2010
Admission Excellence Scholarship (2009); GMAT score of 710/800 (92nd percentile rank). Concentration in financial modelling, advanced financial analysis techniques, and modelling energy investments.
Activities and Societies: Founder of the HEC Energy Club; VP Alumni Relations in the MBA Students’ Association; 1st place at the 2010 University of Toronto Rotman Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition.
Ecole de Management de Lyon: MBA, Business Administration 2010
Exchange Student (May-July 2010)
- Cleantech Investor
- Action Canada
- Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
- HEC Montreal
- MaRS Discovery District
- McGill Alumni
- McMaster University Alumni
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training