Founder and CEO,
Utilia Amaral founded MarketStep Consulting after building a career spanning 20 years, which included executive-level positions in the private sector, the not-for-profit sector and as a senior ministerial advisor serving in government. She is also a founding board member and Vice Chair with StepUp and organization focused on advancing gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the energy management industry to achieve a breakthrough in energy management.
Previously, she served as the Chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association and was the Manager Director of Strategic Affairs for SunEdison Canada. She obtained her BAA in Urban and Regional Planning from Toronto’s Ryerson University and her Master of Science in Economics of Urbanization from University College in London, England. She also recently graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.