Short Bio

Nigel Bennett is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and a founder of Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc. ( His company, a global leader in oil spill control, protects water, the world’s most precious resource.

Both Nigel and Aqua-Guard have received multiple awards for their innovation, business excellence and entrepreneurialism.

Nigel received the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the year Award.

Nigel has devoted his life to environmental and social responsibility and boldly advocates for “risking it all for what really matters” among the entrepreneurial tribes to which he belongs. Nigel speaks and consults with entrepreneurs and young people worldwide about bringing their talents to solving some of our planet’s most pressing challenges.

An active philanthropist, Nigel donates all profit from his book sales (Take that Leap – Risking it all for what really matters”) and speaking engagements to organizations that support poverty alleviation, human rights, social services and the environment.