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KAST Executive in Residence Henry Kutarna

Henry Kutarna

Executive In Residence

Henry L. Kutarna, B.A. (Hons); C.D.M.E., KHS, is an experienced business executive and mentor. He is Chair of a private family investment fund concentrating on manufacturing and real estate. Investments are mainly in real estate and manufacturing. He has personally capitalized 22 early stage technology deals.

He has been a Deputy Minister of Economic Development, President of the Saskatchewan Diversification Corporation, and a Deputy Minister of Social Services. He has served on numerous private, public and not for profit boards.

Henry was an executive in residence at the Banff Centre for Leadership, has led CEO peer groups, and was president and CEO of the Calgary Convention & Visitors Bureau. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President of Investment and Market Development at Innovate Calgary where he led an active angel investor group as an A100 member.

Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan, has done post-graduate work in Economics at the University of Regina, and has a Certified Destination Management Executive designation [C.D.M.E.] from Purdue University/University of Calgary.

He is an acknowledged leader in the western Canadian angel finance community and mentors CEOs in B.C. and Alberta.