James Rickert is a Partner of Power Sustainable Lios. He has over 15 years of transaction and asset management experience, with a deep track record in M&A, capital raising, and corporate governance.

He spent 10 years at Brookfield Asset Management as a member of its infrastructure group, most recently as Managing Partner and head of strategic initiatives and chief legal officer. During his time at Brookfield, James played central roles in investments across various infrastructure sectors, including transportation, energy, utilities, and data infrastructure. He co-led infrastructure co-investment initiatives, working with some of Brookfield’s largest institutional partners on its most significant transactions. In total, James was directly involved in over US$30 billion of transaction activity during a time when Brookfield Infrastructure’s assets under management grew to exceed US$90B.

He began his career at Goodmans LLP, where he maintained a corporate practice focused on M&A, private equity, and capital markets transactions. Prior to Power Sustainable Lios, he joined Hakluyt & Company, a global strategic advisory firm, to help expand its presence in Canada.

James’ community involvement includes serving as an advisor to NEXT Canada, as a member of the Fundraising Cabinet for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and as a member of the inaugural board of directors of the Toronto Foundation for Youth Involvement in Politics.