Susan Rohac

Susan Rohac

Vice President, Cleantech Practice, BDC Capital

Susan Rohac is Vice President, Cleantech Practice, at BDC. With over 25 years of extensive experience in financial services, banking and higher risk patient capital lending and investing, Susan provides support and guidance to a team of devoted professionals serving the cleantech sector in Canada. Formally established in January 2018, BDC’s Cleantech Practice is committed to deploying $600 million between 2018 and 2023 in both debt and equity to high-potential cleantech companies with proven technology, demonstrated market traction, and the potential and capability to scale to more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Before her current role, Susan was Vice President, Growth and Transition Capital, at BDC, where she led a specialized team of financial professionals, providing private equity and mezzanine debt for companies looking to grow, make acquisitions or facilitate an ownership transition. She also held the position of Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, at BDC, where she oversaw term lending and consulting activities across 33 business centres. In that role, she also implemented strategies to improve client satisfaction and increase the reach and visibility of BDC in Ontario. Susan holds honours degrees in both Science and Finance, as well as an executive MBA.

A dedicated leader, Susan strives to ensure that her team offers genuine value in terms of insight, counsel and ongoing business guidance in order to support the growth of Canada’s clean technology industry.



Sessions with this Speaker

Heavy Industry: Doubling Down on Climate Friendly Investments

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
  • Mobilizing Capital
As the world hastens to address GHG emissions contributing to our perilous climate crisis, investment flows will continue to be a focus of considerable attention. While clean energy and autonomous vehicles are capturing much of the attention, there is a substantial role for heavy industry to play as investment in this sector will have a sizeable impact.

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Lindsay Patrick Managing Director and Head of the Sustainable Finance Group, RBC Capital Markets
Matt Lucas Managing Director, Business Development, New Energy Risk
Wes Jickling Chief Executive, COSIA
Susan Rohac Vice President, Cleantech Practice, BDC Capital
Jonathan Moser Head, Environment and Public Affairs, Canada, LafargeHolcim