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 developing jobs and investments 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, marketing and communications departments, Kapil’s efforts have resulted in significant new investments and job creation in London through the attraction of international companies, including Maple Leaf Foods, Dr. Oetker, Aspire, 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.
Deeply involved in the London community, Kapil is the current chair of King’s University College Board of Directors, and serves on the Fanshawe College Board of Governors and MainStreet London Board. He actively participates in regional collaborations, such as Consider Canada City Alliance and the Ontario Food Cluster, and consults with provincial and federal governments on building sustainable, diverse and inclusive economies.