The choices made on energy development today will impact Canada for generations to come.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on February 20th for an important conversation on the nation’s energy future as Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, hosts an in-depth discussion with Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge.
The session will cover how Canada can become a global leader in energy and climate solutions, what stakeholders across the country must do today to solve competitiveness roadblocks, and why investing in and building resilient and sustainable energy infrastructure could be the key to a prosperous future for the country.
President and CEO, RBC
Dave McKay is President and CEO of RBC, Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization. Dave is credited with helping transform the bank’s retail division and introduce new technology that has enabled RBC to adapt and evolve to rapidly-changing consumer demands. Appointed President and CEO in 2014, the following year he led the acquisition of City National Corporation, creating a platform for growth with institutional, corporate and high net worth clients in the U.S.
Dave started his career at RBC in 1988 as a computer programmer before moving to the organization’s retail banking arm. He then held progressively senior roles in Canada and Japan in retail and business banking, group risk management, and corporate banking, ultimately becoming Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking in 2012. Dave was named ‘Retail Banker of the Year’ in 2012 and 2015 by Retail Banker International.
An unwavering champion for Canada’s innovation ecosystem, Dave is leading RBC’s support for and partnerships with universities, start-ups and accelerators, particularly in transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. He is also a passionate advocate for youth, promoting the benefits of work-integrated learning and supporting the development of RBC Future Launch, a 10-year, $500 million commitment to help young people build the skills and capabilities required to succeed in a changing world.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and an honorary Doctor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. He also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University.
President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.
Al Monaco was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Enbridge Inc. in 2012. Prior to his appointment, he served as the company’s President, Gas Pipelines, Green Energy & International. Mr. Monaco has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy business including the upstream oil and gas exploration, development and pipelines businesses. Since joining Enbridge in 1995, he has held positions across Enbridge’s energy infrastructure businesses including Executive Vice President, Major Projects & Green Energy, and as President, Enbridge Gas Distribution; Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Development; and Vice President, Financial Services and Treasurer for Enbridge's U.S.-based master limited partnership.
Mr. Monaco earned a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He holds a CPA, CMA designation and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Monaco is a Director and member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Finance and Executive Committees, a member of the National Petroleum Council, and of the Business Council of Canada.