Speaker Profiles

Gianna Manes

Gianna Manes

President & CEO

ENMAX Corporation

Gianna Manes, President & CEO of ENMAX Corporation, has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry.
Before joining ENMAX in 2012 as President & CEO, Ms. Manes served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Duke Energy, a large North American power company supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 4 million customers.
Ms. Manes spent the first part of her career in the gas pipeline business in Houston, Texas and then transitioned to the electricity industry. Her career has included experience in a broad range of areas including pipeline, power plant, electricity transmission and distribution operations; business development, mergers & acquisitions; trading and fuel procurement; and marketing & customer services. She has experience in a number of electricity markets in the United States, Europe and Alberta, Canada.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Ms. Manes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Louisiana State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Since coming to ENMAX, Ms. Manes has focused the company on improving its safety record and financial strength, growing the business through investments in electricity assets in Alberta, serving the needs of its growing customer base and delivering strong operational performance as highlighted in the 2013 Calgary flood.
In 2013, Ms. Manes was named CEO of the Year by Electricity Human Resources Canada and is currently serving as the 2014 Co-Chair of the Calgary United Way campaign.

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