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Patrick D. Daniel

Patrick D. Daniel

Mr. Daniel is a director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He served as Chair of the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of a publicly traded industrial gases service company from 2013 to 2018; a director of Capital Power Corporation, a publicly traded North American power producer from February 2015 to April 2018; and a director of Enbridge Inc. (“Enbridge”), a publicly traded energy delivery company, from April 2000 to October 2012. During his tenure with Enbridge, he also served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2012 to October 2012, as President & Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 to February 2012 and as a senior executive officer of Enbridge and its predecessor from 1994. His more than 40 years of experience in the energy sector includes senior management positions with Hudson’s Bay Oil & Gas Ltd. and Home Oil Limited. Mr. Daniel served as a director of Encana Corporation (“Encana”), and one of its predecessors, PanCanadian Petroleum Limited, from 2001 until 2009 when Cenovus split from Encana.

Mr. Daniel was named the 2007 Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada, received the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 2009, was named the 2010 Resource Person of the Year by the Alberta Chamber of Resources, was chosen by an independent National Advisory Board to receive Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award in 2011 and was named a Laureate of the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in 2017. Mr. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Alberta. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and chairs the Daniel Family Foundation.

Mr. Daniel has been a member of the Cenovus Board since its inception in November 2009.

Committee memberships*

  • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee*
  • Audit Committee*
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee*
  • Safety, Environment and Responsibility Committee*

* As Board Chair, Mr. Daniel is an ex officio non-voting member of each the Nominating and Corporate Governance, the Audit, the Human Resources and Compensation and the Safety, Environment and Responsibility Committees, by standing invitation, and may vote when necessary to achieve quorum.