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William R. Tharp
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Climate Change Infrastructure

Telephone: 416.505.3256


Mr. William (Bill) Tharp is a Canadian businessman and investor. He is best known for having founded and co-founded over 17 companies including 10 pools of investment capital, with a focus on growth capital and “the entrepreneur”. Several entrepreneurs backed, now totaling over 75, and funds created and mobilized, now totaling over $1bn, have been pioneers in their respective markets.
Mr. Tharp has been a director of several boards, Ruggedcom Inc. (purchased by Siemens) and Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (Co-founded and founding CEO), to name a few.  Most recently, he was a recipient of the Arbor Award by the University of Toronto in addition to having been a Committee Member of Environmental Finance Advisory Committee of the University of Toronto (Chair 2014-2015) and recipient of the Environmental Leader Award by CEO Global Network.
Mr. Tharp was also a founding Investment Committee Member of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a $1.5bn fund established by the Government of Canada.
He has been active in the capital markets in Canada, currently on the Board of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada, in the UK and USA for over 30 years.
He has a bachelor of arts degree (Econ.) from the University of British Columbia and in his spare time dreams of doing more skiing, fly-fishing, water-sports and spending more time with his wife, Jocelyn, their 3 children and their larger family.