President & CEO
An economist by training, Kapil Lakhotia is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). With over 15 years of experience supporting investment attraction and local expansions in London, Kapil provides leadership on infrastructure improvements, workforce development initiatives, and entrepreneurial activities.
Directing all activities within the LEDC across the business development, talent, and communications and marketing departments, Kapil’s efforts have resulted in significant new investments and job creation in London through the attraction of national and international businesses, including Maple Leaf Foods, Dr. Oetker, Arvin Sango, the Original Cakerie, and Natra.
With an Honours degree in Economics from Western University and a Masters of Economics from the University of Waterloo, Kapil has over two decades of educational, professional, and voluntary experience, and has taught economics at King’s University College. He led the LEDC’s investment attraction portfolio for over 10 years prior to his appointment of President in 2014.
Deeply involved in the London community, Lakhotia is on the Fanshawe College Board of Governors, King’s University College Board of Directors, and the Canadian Centre for Product Validation Board. He is also active in a number of regional economic development initiatives, in partnership with the Consider Canada City Alliance, Ontario Automotive Communities Alliance, and the Ontario Food Cluster.