Thursday, September 18, 2024


Alex Pourbaix, Executive Chairman, Cenovus Energy

Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Honouree

Alex Pourbaix is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Cenovus Energy. He is currently Executive Chair of the Cenovus Board of Directors where he is responsible for providing leadership to the Board and ensuring ongoing strong governance, while supporting management’s execution of the company’s strategy. He continues to support Cenovus’s advocacy efforts including industry initiatives, government relations, and ESG engagement and provides ongoing leadership with the Pathways Alliance. Prior to joining Cenovus, Alex spent 27 years with TC Energy and its affiliates in a broad range of leadership roles, including as Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for the company’s commercial activity and overseeing major energy infrastructure projects. Alex currently serves on the boards of NRG Energy Inc., Canadian Utilities Limited, the Business Council of Alberta and the Alberta Regional Board of Nature Conservancy Canada and in 2022 was awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of the contributions he has made to Alberta.

Susan Riddell Rose, President and CEO, Perpetual Energy

Canadian Business Leader of the Year Honouree

Sue Riddell Rose has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Perpetual Energy Inc since its inception as Paramount Energy Trust in June 2002 and through its corporate conversion to a junior oil and gas exploration and production company in 2010. Sue is also the President and CEO of Rubellite Energy Inc. when it was formed as a new growth-oriented E&P start-up in July 2021 to focus on the Clearwater formation utilizing the innovative multi-lateral drilling technology. Both are listed on the TSX.

Sue graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering (1986) and began her career with Shell Canada then Paramount Resources. She currently serves as a director of Paramount Resources, Secure Energy and Altalink, is a Governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, and is one of the founders and acting Chair of Canada Powered by Women. Sue has also been actively involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations including UNICEF Canada, Fulbright Canada, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She is a past Chair of the Board of the United Way of Calgary and Area and Alberta’s Promise, and previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and Mount Royal University.

Event Information

Thursday, September 18, 2024 | Reception and Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Hyatt Regency | Calgary, AB

Contact Details

For more information or to attend the dinner, please contact Kimberly Gale, Vice President, Member Relations at 403.614.4681 or by email,

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