Simon Naylor is an agronomist with a Master of Science in biology, who has been working in the areas of agriculture and the environment for more than 20 years. His entrepreneurial spirit soon led him to acquire his own horticultural business, which he later sold to younger operators. He has applied his negotiating and management skills to the development of numerous waste recycling projects. A strong communicator, he is regularly called upon to serve as a presenter, panelist or facilitator at conferences on the environment. He is currently serving on the boards of directors of Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ) and Réseau Environnement, where he was elected Vice-President for the waste and recyling sector. He also served on the board of Écotech Québec, a business cluster for the development of green technologies. Committed to passing on his knowledge, he mentors entrepreneurs for 2 degrés, an incubator for businesses in the environmental and clean energy sectors, and for Cycle Momentum, an accelerator and innovation platform.