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Board of Directors

Electrovaya is distinguished with an exceptional team of engineers, scientists, sales and support individuals. Management of this high-tech company requires vision, flexibility and the ability to create and capture new business opportunities.

Sankar Das Gupta Sankar Das Gupta, Ph.D, DIC
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

A co-founder of the company and its predecessor, Dr. Das Gupta became chairman of the board of directors in April 1999. He has extensive experience in the field of electrochemistry and extensive business experience in the technology sector from The Electrofuel Manufacturing Company Ltd. and HSA Reactors Limited.

These companies developed unique fibres and advanced ceramic materials, and designed and constructed complex instrumentation and equipment. Dr. Das Gupta holds a PhD in Electrochemistry from Imperial College, University of London and is occasionally an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto.

Bejoy DasGupta Bejoy DasGupta Ph.D

Dr. Bejoy DasGupta has more than 20 years experience in the analysis of macroeconomic policy, capital flows and financial sector. He is Chief Economist, Asia/Pacific Department of the Institute of International Finance, a global association of financial institutions, offering objective and independent analysis of emerging markets as well as constructive dialogue on global regulatory and financial architecture issues. He is responsible for analyzing emerging markets in the Asia/Pacific region, including close collaboration with central bankers, senior government officials, and bankers.

Dr. Bejoy DasGupta has a Doctorate in Economics from Christ Church, Oxford University and an undergraduate from the London School of Economics

Bernard Fleet Bernard Fleet, Ph.D

Dr. Bernard Fleet has over 30 years experience in the fields of environmental management and renewable energy. A former professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at Imperial College, University of London, Dr. Fleet has combined both academic and business careers. He has served as President of KAP Asia, the Southeast Asian division of a European environmental management company. He is presently Senior Partner at Fleetec Inc., a technology consultancy group and Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University, Faculty of Applied Science & Environmental Management.

Dr. Fleet also serves as technical adviser to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Dr. Fleet received his Ph.D., from Birmingham University, a D.Sc., degree from the University of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society.

Alexander Ralph E. Lean QC

Ralph E. Lean, QC, is one of Canada's most influential business strategists, lawyers and financiers. Over the last few decades Ralph Lean has been at the forefront as a strategic advisor to major corporations and has led financing for Canadian growth companies and public charities in his role as a lawyer and board member. Ralph Lean has developed an extensive network of contacts across Canada and around the world, and has been strategic counsel in the areas of energy, infrastructure, public-private partnerships, aerospace, health care, real estate, telecommunications and government relations.

Mr. Lean, counsel at Gowlings, has served and continues to serve on the boards of a range of Canadian public and private companies, charities, foundations, and civic groups, including Score Digital (formerly Score Media) (director), B'nai Brith Canada (board of governors), Justin Eves Foundation (board of trustees), Portage Program for Drug Dependencies Inc. (governor), Right to Play Foundation (chair), Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (retired member), World Film Festival of Toronto (former board member), Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (former member), Molson Indy (founding board of trustees), (chair) and Exhibition Place's Board of Governors (past chair. Mr. Lean is also honorary consul to the Kingdom of Morocco and distinguished counsel in residence at Ryerson University.

Alexander Alexander McLean, Ph.D

Dr. McLean spent five years at McMaster University before moving to Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh. He has had prestigious teaching careers at MacMaster University and the University of Toronto. The Ferrous Metallurgy Research Group at the University of Toronto was formed with Professor McLean as Director. He served as Department Chair from 1992 through 1997 and was awarded a lifetime appointment as Professor Emeritus in 2002.

With over three hundred technical publications and six books Professor McLean is recognized as Canada's most distinguished scientist in the field of physical chemistry of steelmaking. He is a Senior Fellow at Tenaris University in Buenos Aires, an Adjunct Professor at Chiba Institute of Technology and holds the rank of Invited Professor at Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and also the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. MacLean has a B.Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry (1958) and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy (1963) from the University of Glasgow.