Niraj Bhargava is Founder and CEO of The New Energy Group (NewEnergy), and also is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. NewEnergy provides professional services and solutions in the sectors of Energy Management, Education and Entrepreneurship.
Recently, Niraj was Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energate Inc., a venture-backed tech company specializing in home energy management and smart grid solutions.
Over ten years with Niraj as its leader, Energate was three times been awarded a place on Canada’s Green 15 list of successful green technology companies and was listed on the Global Smart Grid 50 and Deloitte’s Fast 50.
Previously, Niraj was President and CEO of Enerstat Limited, the company that first commercialized the electronic programmable thermostat, and led it through a turnaround and acquisition. After Enerstat, he became CEO of QCED Inc., a faculty member in Entrepreneurship at Queen’s University, a Director of the Queen’s Executive MBA, and then Dean of the Business School at Royal Roads University. Earlier in his career, Niraj practiced engineering at Bell-Northern Research and global marketing and business development at General Electric, and was the founding General Manager of GE Energy Management.
Niraj has a BASc. in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo and an MBA from Ivey Business School with distinction, and completed the Directors Education Program at Rotman leading to his ICD.D designation.