President of Downstream and Director of U.S. Operations at Cenovus Energy US LLC
As President of Downstream and Director of U.S. Operations at Cenovus Energy US LLC, Robert is accountable for Cenovus’s refining joint venture and all commercial activities associated with crude oil, diluent, natural gas, natural gas liquids and other hydrocarbon products produced or acquired by Cenovus. He is also responsible for developing short- and long-term strategies aimed at maximizing value along the integrated value chain. Robert is based out of our Houston office, at the centre of North American energy trading, where many of our customers are located.
Before joining Cenovus, Robert was President & Chief Executive Officer of Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC, a large refining, distribution and marketing joint venture between subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco. Prior to that he was President of Shell Trading (US) Company and also held a variety of positions in Equilon Enterprises LLC, Star Enterprise LLC, and Texaco USA.
With more than 35 years in the industry, Robert’s experience encompasses many facets of the U.S. downstream business and offers a global perspective from his years in supply and trading, as well as his involvement in three joint venture companies.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a minor in economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business, Executive Program.