Past Chair

Past Chair

Founding Partner, Windmill Development Group

Jeff Westeinde

Jeff Westeinde is a founding partner and Executive Chairman of the Windmill Development Group, Canada’s leading sustainable real estate developer. Windmill is a visionary real estate development company dedicated to transforming conventional development practices using the triple bottom line approach of people + planet + profits. Windmill has developed $1 billion of real estate and currently has over $1B of real estate projects under development.

Mr. Westeinde has been distinguished as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 by the Globe and Mail, recognized with the Young Alumni Award from the University of Western Ontario and has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his distinguished service to Canada. His companies have been recognized as Canada’s fastest growing companies and Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies.

Jeff is active on numerous charitable, civic and industry initiatives including serving as the founding chairman of the Invest Ottawa, vice Chair of Ottawa’s new $30M Innovation Center and is on the Community Services Cabinet for the United Way of Ottawa and is on the Board of the Ottawa Network for Education.

Jeff also serves as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel for Canada’s finest military reserve unit – the 33rd Combat Engineers Regiment.