Bryan Helfenbaum

Executive Director
Alberta Innovates

Bryan Helfenbaum is the Executive Director of Advanced Hydrocarbons at Alberta Innovates, responsible for programs such as Recovery Technologies, Methane Emissions Reduction, Digital Innovation in Clean Energy, and Bitumen Beyond Combustion. Bryan also leads the new Hydrogen Centre of Excellence. In addition to his role at AI, Bryan is an Ambassador in the Energy Futures Lab wherein he works to accelerate an inclusive and equitable transition to a prosperous net-zero future. Prior to joining AI, he spent 20 years in a wide variety of technical, business, and innovation roles in the private sector. Bryan’s passion for innovation extends outside the office, where he has taught courses at the University of Calgary and has worked on innovative community residential development projects. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Global Energy Management & Sustainability, from the University of Calgary.