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Announcing the 2024 Canadian Business Leadership Awards in Calgary

Announcing the 2024 Canadian Business Leadership Awards in Calgary

January 12, 2024

(CALGARY) – January 12, 2024 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce proudly unveils the recipients of the 2024 Canadian Business Leadership Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements of visionary business leaders within the Canadian landscape.

Alex Pourbaix Awarded the Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award

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 Honored as Canadian Business Leader of the Year

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.

These honourees exemplify unparalleled commitment, exceptional leadership, and steadfast dedication to fostering a brighter, sustainable future for Canada and its communities.

We look forward to celebrating these two visionary business leaders at a reception and dinner event on Thursday, September 18, 2024, in Calgary, Alberta.

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

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce — The Future of Business Success

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is Canada’s largest and most activated business network — representing over 400 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and more than 200,000 businesses of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and from every part of the country — to create the conditions for our collective success. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the undisputed champion and catalyst for the future of business success. From working with government on economy-friendly policy to providing services that inform commerce and enable trade, we give each of our members more of what they need to succeed: insight into markets, competitors and trends, influence over the decisions and policies that drive business success and impact on business and economic performance. 

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Rewa Mourad

Public Relations Specialist

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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