Dr. Ron Dembo is the Founder and CEO of Zerofootprint, an organization dedicated to a mass reduction in our collective environmental impact.Zerofootprint provides software and services to individuals, governments and corporations that measures and manages carbon footprint, and engages employees and citizens worldwide in combating climate change.
Dr. Dembo is also the founder and former CEO and President of Algorithmics Incorporated, growing it from a start-up to the largest enterprise risk-management software company in the world, with offices in fifteen countries, over 70% of the world’s top 100 banks as clients, and consistent recognition as one of Canada’s top 50 best-managed companies. Prior to this, he had a distinguished ten-year career at Yale University, where he was cross-appointed in Computer Sciences and Operations Research.
In 2007, Dr. Dembo was made a lifetime Fields Institute Fellow. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute, its programs, and to the Canadian mathematical community. He has authored over sixty technical papers on finance and mathematical optimization and three books, and holds a number of patents in Computational Finance and Software for Climate Change.
He currently sits on a number of boards, and is a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee Canada and the UN HABITAT World Urban Campaign.