Justin Riemer Chief Executive Officer
Justin Riemer is CEO of ERA, an Alberta-based, board-governed, not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow Alberta’s economy by accelerating the development and adoption of innovation technology solutions. To date, ERA has invested $830 million in 230 technology projects worth $6.6 billion.
Previously, Justin provided leadership to the federal government’s regional economic development agency in Alberta, and held several senior positions at the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. For more than 25 years, he has achieved results in regional economic development, industry expansion, investment attraction, and innovation.
He is passionate about supporting the advancement of sectors vital to the diversification of Alberta’s economy, having served in leadership roles to deliver initiatives at both the federal and provincial levels related to value-added energy, health innovation, clean technology, and inclusive economic development. Most recently, Justin led the Alberta region of Prairies Economic Development Canada in delivering unprecedented levels of relief and recovery programming to individuals, businesses, and organizations impacted by COVID-19.
Justin holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science. Justin is married and the proud father of two young men.