Summit Nanotech Adds Chief Strategy Officer to Executive Team

CALGARY, AB, May 3, 2024 - Summit Nanotech (“Summit”) announces Lori Evans as its new Chief Strategy Officer. This appointment comes at a pivotal moment for Summit as the company expands its global business across multiple countries and jurisdictions.

Evans has over 20 years of experience in executive roles with private equity, renewables and industrial services businesses operating across the Americas and Europe. Prior to joining Summit, she spent a decade leading strategy, corporate development, finance and legal functions in climate tech businesses commercializing innovative technologies internationally. Previously, she practiced law at leading firms and corporations in Canada and the US. Her accomplishments include being recognized in the 100 Women in Energy Transformation Series by the Pembina Institute in 2022 and named one of the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in 2011.

“At Summit’s current stage of rapid growth, we require sharp minds with deep understanding of our product strategy in relation to the evolving needs of international markets and our planet. Lori’s experience and knowledge in corporate governance and negotiating complex deal structures will be of immense value,” said Amanda Hall, CEO of Summit Nanotech.

“Summit’s first class team is building something truly unique – a best of breed lithium extraction technology with multiple proprietary advantages, paired with a focus on communities and a commitment to partnerships that will accelerate DLE commercialization internationally,” said Evans. “I am excited to be a part of this game-changing organization.”  

In this new role, Evans is responsible for  Summit’s finance, capital markets, M&A and legal functions. Her primary focus will be leading a cross-organizational approach to refining and advancing the strategic objectives of the business. Evans, partnering with the CEO and other executives, will refine and execute Summit’s strategy to deliver the most sustainable lithium in the world.


Summit Nanotech Corporation is a cleantech organization transforming how the world accesses lithium for EV batteries and the global energy transition. Their patented and sustainable direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology, denaLi™, extracts high-quality lithium from brine using a sorbent and water recovery solution, making way for a sustainable alternative to the traditional extraction process. denaLi™ DLE will preserve ecosystems and optimize operations for lithium producers globally. Established in 2018 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Summit Nanotech has been awarded as a 2024 Global Cleantech 100 winner, Foresight 50 for most investable cleantech venture, and the Solar Impulse Foundation's Efficient Solutions Label. Learn more at summitnanotech.com.

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