Speaker Profiles

Ian Whitcomb

Ian Whitcomb


Irving Oil

Ian Whitcomb is the President of Irving Oil. Within its energy portfolio, Irving Oil has extensive shipping, distribution and marketing assets in the Atlantic Basin and operates Canada’s largest and Ireland’s only oil refineries, as well as blending assets in Europe. In addition to day-to-day company management and the relationship with the company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Whitcomb is responsible for the development and implementation of corporate strategy, the achievement of planned results across a broad spectrum of responsibilities, and the safe and reliable operation of the company’s assets in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Mr. Whitcomb is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. He spent many years as a senior partner at Deloitte during his 35-year career with the firm where he consulted with a variety of clients, primarily in the energy space. Prior to joining Irving Oil, Mr. Whitcomb was also a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Canada. He is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Professional Accountant.

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