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Kimberley Van Vliet

Founder & CEO

Kimberley founded WāVv over ten years ago to follow in her family’s legacy of service to Canada through Aerospace, Defence, and Security. With four generations behind her, she is uniquely positioned from the civilian side ensuring that the best technology, research, and innovation is provided to the women and men in our armed forces. WāVv was created to diligently engage in securing those vital elements.

Global efforts require global partners which is why the business linkage of the Energy sector is valued. Recognized as one of the top five influential Canadian women in Defence, Kimberley has enabled the alignment of the two sectors. Solutions and innovative technology requirements in both sectors are remarkably similar. WāVv facilitates the cross-sector acquisition of solutions and services. Coordinating with three critical partners Government, Industry, and Private Sector, securing innovative solutions while supporting research and development continue to ensure the right solution is provided.

Kimberley is the founder and creator of CONVERGX® – a global conference bringing together senior executives in Energy, Mining and Aerospace, Defence, and Security industries. The purpose: to discuss opportunities, technologies, problems, solutions, and opportunities within each sector.

Most recently, Kimberley’s efforts have taken her to NATO.

Kimberley’s active board or association member includes:

  • Industrial Participation Association of Canada (IPAC)
  • Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)
  • Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI)
  • Canadian Energy Executives Association (CEEA)
  • Global Offsets & Countertrade Association (GOCA)
  • Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC)

Her work continues beyond her current efforts in a variety of philanthropic endeavours and associations. Kimberley also is a proud Mum of a 5-year-old boy.

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