Sandra Odendahl

President and CEO | CMC Research Institutes

SandaOdendahlSandra Odendahl is President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes, an environmental tech and innovation company that facilitates the testing and scale-up of technologies that reduce carbon emissions from industrial sources. She joined CMCRI in September 2017 with over 20 years of experience in environmental science, engineering, and responsible finance. She previously headed the Royal Bank of Canada’s Corporate Sustainability, Social Finance and Social Innovation teams. Prior to joining RBC, she worked as an environmental scientist for Noranda in Montreal, and as an environmental consultant for BEAK Engineering in Toronto and Vancouver. Ms. Odendahl is Chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, and a board director of the Ontario Clean Water Agency. Sandra has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa and an MASc from the University of Toronto. She is a licensed professional engineer, and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Sandra lives with her husband and two children in Toronto.