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This list showcases the top British Columbia based Vice President operating in the Energy space. If you think a Vice President is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Vice President, Fusion Island Engineering of General Fusion
Mike Donaldson is the VP of Fusion Island Engineering at General Fusion.
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About General Fusion: General Fusion develops utility-scale fusion power using magnetized target fusion.
Executive Vice President of Business Services of Suncor Energy
As Executive Vice-President, Business Services for Suncor Energy, Eric Axford is accountable for a range of central functions critical to the company’s business success. His current responsibilities include environment, health and safety; sustainability and communications; government relations; information and process management; and enterprise technical. Since joining Suncor in 1996, Eric has held a number of senior upstream, downstream and corporate roles across the company. Before joining Suncor, Eric held senior policy positions with the Alberta government. Eric is an active supporter of the United Way and is on the board of directors of the Woods Homes Society and Calgary Economic Development. Eric has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Calgary and a master of business administration from the University of Alberta. He is also a member of the University of Calgary Senate and Alberta School of Business Advisory Council.
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About Suncor Energy: Suncor Energy is an integrated energy company specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands.
Vice President/Country Manager of Niko Resources
Mr. Brian Adolph, is a professional engineer with over 33 years of industry experience including 18 years internationally. He has worked worldwide including North America, Indonesia, Peru, Hungary, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand. He has received a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He has strong managerial, operational and technical skills in developing and optimizing oil and gas projects in an international setting.
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About Niko Resources: Niko is a Calgary Canada based independent international oil and gas Company ,
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Ballard Power Systems
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About Ballard Power Systems: Ballard Power Systems develops and sells hydrogen fuel cell products primarily in United States, Canada, Japan and Germany.
Executive Vice President of Ausenco
Ed has more than 29 years’ experience in senior management and operational roles in the global mining and minerals processing industry, and is one of Ausenco’s longest-serving executives. Ed is currently responsible for leading the pursuit of strategic opportunities, major projects and key client relationships across the organisation. Prior to this, Ed was accountable for all of Ausenco’s Americas operation, realising approximately 60% of the company’s revenue base through the delivery of consulting, engineering and project services across the resources and energy sectors. His previous roles within Ausenco have included running the Environment & Sustainability and Process Infrastructure business lines, as well as project delivery, study management and business development. Ed’s previous employers have included Mt Isa Mines Limited, BHP Ok Tedi (for BHP Engineering Limited), Pancontinental Mining Limited and BHP Coal.
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About Ausenco: We set high global standards for leading edge engineering and project management services in the resources and energy sectors.
Vice President Operations of Pacific Energy Concepts
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About Pacific Energy Concepts: PEC is a commercial and industrial energy-efficiency solutions provider helping companies leverage optimized LED lighting retrofits.