Executive Vice-President, Strategic Planning & President, Downstream
As Executive Vice-President, Strategic Planning & President, Downstream, Robert is accountable for Cenovus's strategic business plan, including portfolio management. He is also accountable for our refining joint venture, all commercial activities associated with crude oil, diluent, natural gas, natural gas liquids and other hydrocarbon products produced or acquired by Cenovus, and with developing short-term and long-term strategies aimed at maximizing value along the integrated value chain. Robert also ensures Cenovus’s marketing and hedging strategies reduce the company’s exposure to risk and commodity price fluctuations.
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 U.S. downstream business and offers a global perspective from his years in supply and trading, and 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.