Speaker Profiles

Alex Pourbaix

Alex Pourbaix

President & Chief Executive Officer

Cenovus Energy

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 the Board of Governors at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) as Past Chair. He is Board Chair at Mount Royal University and a member of the Business Council of Alberta. He was previously Board Chair for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and a board member at Trican Well Service Ltd.

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.