Keith Chiasson

Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer

As Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Keith oversees the company’s day-to-day business, global operations and capital project delivery. He leads all aspects related to Cenovus’s operating assets and functions, including safety, operating strategies and targets, business plans, annual budgets and forecasts, and is also responsible for Cenovus’s downstream, midstream and offshore joint ventures.

Keith joined Cenovus in 2016 and has held senior roles in both upstream and downstream operations, including, most recently, Executive Vice-President, Downstream. He’s a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in the oil industry, primarily with Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil. Keith has led various operational teams both locally and internationally, focused on safely improving efficiencies and driving increased value. He also offers global perspective through his experience as Planning and Business Analysis Manager for ExxonMobil and has experience in project management and internal audit.

Keith has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He is also the executive sponsor of Cenovus’s Stronger Together with Women@CVE employee network.