Speaker Profiles

Zoe Yujnovich

Zoe Yujnovich

Shell Vice President

Oil Sands Joint Venture

Zoe Yujnovich joined Shell in 2014 as Vice President Oil Sands Joint Venture, based in Calgary, Alberta. With over twenty years’ experience in the mining industry, Zoe now leads Shell’s Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) which includes the Albian Sands mining facilities and the Scotford Upgrader.

Zoe’s career began in Australia with front line work in a number of mining roles. Zoe joined Rio Tinto in 1998 and from there held a number of notable positions across the world. In 2008 Zoe moved to Brazil to head Rio Tinto Brazil as company President. Two years later she moved to Canada as President and CEO of the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) in Montreal.

In 2013 Zoe was appointed Chair of the Mining Association of Canada – the first female chair in its 79 year history.

Born in Hong Kong, but having grown up in Australia, Zoe holds an engineering degree from the University of Western Australia as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA from the University of Utah.

Zoe and her husband Jason both actively compete in marathons and triathlons, and together they have three children Zachary, Jessica and Chelsea.

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