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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 13-15, 2023
BMO Centre at Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

2022 Strategic Program Speakers

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Alex Pourbaix

President & Chief Executive Officer
Cenovus Energy Inc

As the President & Chief Executive Officer of Cenovus Energy, Alex is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the company and delivering strong financial and operational performance. Alex took on the company’s leadership role in November of 2017 and is also a Director of Cenovus.

Prior to Cenovus, Alex spent 27 years with TC Energy and its affiliates in a broad range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for the company’s commercial activity and overseeing major energy infrastructure projects and operations. He also has experience in corporate strategy, business development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as stakeholder relations.

Alex earned both a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta. He is active in the community, having sat on the boards of several local charities, including many years as a dedicated volunteer for the United Way. Alex served on the board of Trican Well Service Ltd., was Board Chair for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and currently serves on the boards of Canadian Utilities Limited and the Business Council of Canada. He’s also Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Board Chair at Mount Royal University and a member of the Business Council of Alberta.