2005 Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award recipient
President & Chief Executive Officer, Encana Corporation
Prior to the formation of EnCana Corporation, Gwyn was President & Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Energy Company, which he joined during start-up of operations in 1975. Under his leadership, these companies have achieved substantial growth in asset base and share value. At year-end 2005, Gwyn will step down as President and CEO of EnCana, and assumes the position of Executive Vice Chair for 2006.
Gwyn's career encompasses some 35 years of technical, operational, financial and management positions in oil and gas exploration, production and pipelines. He serves as the lead director of HSBC Bank Canada, a director of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (an international engineering services and construction company), and a member of the Accenture Energy Advisory Board of Accenture Ltd. (a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company). Other affiliations include being a director and a Vice-Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, a director of the American Petroleum Institute, a director of the Institute of the Americas, and a member of the Board of Governors of The Canadian Unity Council and the Board of Trustees of The Fraser Institute. Gwyn is a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Alberta. He has post graduate qualifications including the Executive Business Program of Cornell University in New York State. Gwyn is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE).
Gwyn is the recipient of the Canadian Business Leader Award from the University of Alberta, the Ivey Business Leader Award from the University of Western Ontario, the Strategic Leadership Forum President's Award, two honorary degrees, and is an inductee to the Alberta Business Hall of Fame. Past community activities include membership on the Board of Management of the Calgary University Hospital, co-chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Northern Alberta Children's Health Centre, and co-chair, The Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference. He is an Honorary Colonel (retired) of the 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Canadian Air Force.
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