emilie derosenroll
CEO, SOUTH ISLAND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP

Emilie de Rosenroll

Emilie de Rosenroll became the founding CEO of the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP), a public-private partnership in 2016. She has since spearheaded a number of key economic development initiatives for Southern Vancouver Island, like the Centre of Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST), the Smart Cities initiative, and a number of Indigenous economic reconciliation projects.

Emilie was previously Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Association of Regional Development Authorities and a lead consultant to the Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Union of Municipalities. There she helped architect and implement a new provincial economic development model followed by facilitating the creation of four new economic development agencies.

Emilie is one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 recipients for 2020 and before that was one of Atlantic Canada's Top 21 leaders for the 21st Century in 2016. With 15-plus years of senior leadership and economic development experience, Emilie has expertise in innovation-led public-private partnerships. She speaks French and Spanish, has two small children and has worked in different sectors in cities in Canada, U.S., France and Mexico.