For nearly 30 years, he has led or advised Fortune 500 companies and C-suite executives in various sectors including energy (nuclear, hydrogen and fusion), transportation, financial services, defence, and research and development. He has also advised domestic and foreign governments on energy, trade, and economic security policy.
Lou has held senior business development roles with CH2MHILL/Jacobs, one of the world’s largest US-based firms providing professional services and project delivery for government and private sector clients. Focusing on the Canadian federal government sector, he assisted with procurement captures in defence, and nuclear sectors, including the first ever Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) management of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). For the past eight years, Lou has served on the CNL executive team, seconded from Jacobs. At CNL, Lou led three separate portfolios simultaneously: stakeholder and Indigenous engagement, business development, and strategy.
Leveraging his decades of federal and provincial government experience, both from his service on Parliament Hill, with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and at global consulting firm Hill & Knowlton, Lou assisted numerous clients navigate government funding applications, procurements, legislation, and various regulatory processes.
Today, Lou is at the forefront of energy policy, including the development of innovative technologies such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), nuclear fuel, hydrogen research and development, and promoting other innovative technologies that mitigate climate change, while ensuring energy independence, and building a clean economy.