Alberta Enterprise Appoints Kristina Williams as President and CEO

Alberta Enterprise announced today that it has appointed Interim Managing Director, Kristina Williams, as President and CEO.

Alberta Enterprise, created by the Government of Alberta in 2008, is a key component of the Province’s goal of building a more sustainable, diversified technology industry in Alberta, one where home-grown innovation is encouraged and technology entrepreneurs have greater access to venture capital.

Williams has been with the organization for five years and has an extensive background in the technology industry.

To date, Alberta Enterprise has committed $90 million for investment to seven venture capital (VC) funds and the Accelerate Fund. By investing strategically, Alberta Enterprise has leveraged the $90 million into more than $765 million and forged connections with hundreds of other limited partners, portfolio companies and VC firms.

Investments have been made in numerous innovation industries including communications technologies, clean and energy tech, and agriculture and food. The Alberta Enterprise VC funds and their syndicate partners have invested over $220 million in Alberta technology ventures. Alberta Enterprise’s investments in funds have generated more than three times the capital back into Alberta companies.

Prior to joining Alberta Enterprise Williams worked for numerous technology companies where her responsibilities spanned the spectrum of legal, regulatory, international and new business development, corporate strategic planning, intellectual property management, and marketing and sales.

Kristina holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Laws from the University of Uppsala, and accreditation for the Venture Capital Executive Program from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business. Furthermore, in 2010, Kristina was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40.