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A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), and the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE), Dr. Asgarpour has over 35 years of diversified technical, business, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry, marked by providing strong leadership to several profit and not-for-profit organizations. Soheil has served Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) as President since 2007. Prior to joining PTAC, Soheil successfully led the overall management of the Crown’s oil sands interests in his position as Business Leader of Oil Sands for the Alberta Department of Energy (ADOE). Prior to working for the Department of Energy, he held executive positions with mid- and large-size oil and gas companies. Soheil earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He completed the Western Executive Program at the Western Business School of the University of Western Ontario and the Leadership Program at Yale University.
He is currently serving PTAC as President & CEO, CAE as President-Elect, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) and CAE as a director. He has served the Petroleum Recovery Institute (PRI) as First Vice Chairman, CIM as President, the Petroleum Society of CIM (PSC) as Chairman, and the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations, CIM, PRI, PSC, and Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN) as a Director. He is a life member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and a member of CIM, CSSE, CAE, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and the Institute of Corporate Directors.