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Alex Pourbaix

Alex Pourbaix
President & Chief Executive Officer

As President & Chief Executive Officer of Cenovus Energy, Alex is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the company and delivering strong financial, operational and sustainability performance. Alex took on the leadership role in November, 2017. He is also a Director of the company.

Prior to joining Cenovus, Alex spent 27 years with TC Energy and its affiliates in a broad range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for the company’s commercial activity and overseeing major energy infrastructure projects and operations. He also has experience in corporate strategy, business development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as stakeholder relations.

Alex currently serves on the boards of Canadian Utilities Limited and the Business Council of Canada and has been a board member at Trican Well Service Ltd. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Board Chair at Mount Royal University, a member of the Business Council of Alberta and previous Board Chair for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association.

Alex is active in the community, having served on the boards of several local charities, including many years as a dedicated volunteer for the United Way.

Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alberta.