As the world’s energy map gets redrawn as a result of the Ukraine crisis, the demand for sustainably produced energy is more critical than ever. Canada has a chance to become a global leader in sustainable energy production and contribute significantly to minimizing global emissions.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on May 18 to hear from Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge Inc., in conversation with The Honourable Brian Tobin, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group on Canada’s role to advance the energy transition and contribute to energy security.
**The livestream for virtual guests will begin at approximately 12:40pm ET & a link will be provided closer to the event date.**
President & Chief Executive Officer, Enbridge Inc.
Appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Enbridge in 2012, Al Monaco has led Enbridge through a period of unprecedented growth combined with a continued focus on safety, reliability and environmental protection that has positioned it as North America’s leading energy infrastructure company.
Under Al’s leadership, Enbridge has focused on long-term sustainable growth while maintaining the company’s low-risk business model. In 2017, Enbridge completed the $37-billion acquisition of Spectra Energy, which diversified the company, accelerated its natural gas strategy and expanded its U.S. footprint. Enbridge has invested more than $60 billion in energy infrastructure projects over the last seven years, including Canada’s first export pipeline system to the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the company’s first international offshore wind project.
Enbridge has prioritized sustainability by containing emissions from its operations and diversifying its asset base to reflect the global energy mix. Enbridge has developed an industry-leading approach to stakeholder and Indigenous engagement based on trust, collaboration and economic partnerships. Al is a strong advocate for building diverse and inclusive working environments and has signed Enbridge to Equal by 30, a pledge to support gender equality in the energy sector by 2030. Al is a champion of North America’s energy industry and its ability to become a global leader by supplying affordable, reliable and responsible energy to the world. He is a Director and member of the American Petroleum Institute Executive and Finance Committees; a Director and member of the Weyerhaeuser Board and its Compensation Committee; and a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council, the Business Council of Canada, the Business Council of Alberta, and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board.
Al was the recipient of the Fraser Institute Founders Award (2019), and has been recognized as “Canadian Energy Person of the Year” (2017) and “Alberta Business Person of the Year” (2016) by the Energy Council of Canada and Alberta Venture, respectively.
Al is a staunch supporter of the community, including the United Way and the annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Al and his wife Laurie live in Calgary and have three sons.
Al earned a Master of Business Administration from the Haskayne School of Business (Finance) at the University of Calgary. He holds a CPA, CMA designation and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
The Honourable Brian Tobin
Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group
The Hon. Brian Tobin was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 for his contribution to Canadian public policy as a federal and provincial politician, and for supporting economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Brian served as the Federal Minister of Industry from October 2000-January 2002, prior to which he served as the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996-2000. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1980-1996, and as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the federal cabinet from 1993-1996.
Brian is Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group. He serves as chairman and director of New Flyer Group Inc. He previously served as Executive Chairman, President & CEO of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. He led the negotiating team that sold CLM to Cliffs Natural Resources for $4.9 billion, which was one of the biggest global mining deals in 2011.
Brian is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program. He has been awarded honorary degrees by both St. Francis Xavier University and Brock University.