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2022 Strategic Program Speakers
Andrea Decore is currently Vice President, Low Carbon Fuels & GHG Offsets at Suncor Energy Inc., Canada's leading integrated energy company. Her team is responsible for growing a renewable fuels, low carbon hydrogen and GHG offsets business that materially contributes to Suncor's earnings and net-zero CO2 emissions goal. Previously Andrea was Suncor's Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.
Though trained as a commercial lawyer with particular expertise in commodities marketing and trading, Andrea has spent the last fifteen years in business roles. She has led large and small teams in various commercial areas, including mergers & acquisitions, project economics & capital allocation, supply chain, business development, and refined products marketing and trading.
In November of 2017, Andrea brought five years of Indigenous consultation agreement negotiations to a conclusion with two landmark deals, one with Mikisew Cree First Nation and the other with Fort McKay First Nation. The deals included long-term, broad-ranging consultation agreements and the sale of a 49% stake in Suncor's East Tank Farm hot bitumen terminal to the two First Nations - funded entirely by the largest public bond offering by Indigenous communities in Canadian history. In 2021, Andrea used a similar deal structure to purchase TC Energy's operating interest in the Northern Courier pipeline system in partnership with three other Northern Alberta First Nations and five Metis communities. In aggregate, these Indigenous equity participation transactions contribute over $20 million per year of net cash flow to the partner communities.