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Dr. Clement Bowman is a chemical engineer and a pioneer of the economically transformative Alberta oil sands, as founding chairperson of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority.

Mr. Bowman is a former executive with Imperial Oil Ltd., and former head of the Alberta Research Council. In 2008, he received the $1.3-million Global Energy International Prize in St. Petersburg from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for his work on the development of highly efficient processes for oil extraction.

Mr. Bowman is currently chairman of the board at ProGrid Ventures Inc., a project he developed - ProGrid is a creative evaluation method to measure intangible concepts like beauty, intelligence and art in order to assist companies with key evaluations, the marketing of new technologies and strategic decision making.

Nominator: Don Hewson

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