2008 Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award recipient
Harold (Hal) Kvisle
President & Chief Executive Officer, TransCanada Corporation
Hal Kvisle has been President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TCPL) since May 2001, and TransCanada Corporation since May 2003. Mr Kvisle joined TCPL in 1999 as Executive Vice-President, Trading and Business Development with responsibility for power and pipeline ventures in North America. He was also responsible for TransCanada’s marketing and trading activities in power and natural gas.
Mr Kvisle came to TransCanada from Fletcher Challenge Energy (FCE), where he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, FCE Americas, and President, FCE Canada. In these roles, he was responsible for the initiation and growth of FCE’s successful Canadian upstream business and its early-stage ventures in Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico.
Prior to founding FCE Canada, Mr Kvisle worked at Dome Petroleum as a petroleum engineer, engineering manager and finance manager. From 1986 to 1988 he played a lead role in the sale of Dome Petroleum to Amoco Corporation.
Mr Kvisle is on the Board of Directors for TransCanada Corporation, Bank of Montreal and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Mr Kvisle previously served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Mount Royal College and as Chairman of the Board of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA).
Mr Kvisle is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the MBA Associates, University of Calgary and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
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