Please join us on Friday, September 23rd, when Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Joe Oliver, will speak to his vision of this country’s future, one that is characterized by increased global influence based on an abundance of energy and the security it provides.
Fresh from a summer in which he brought word of Canada’s growing status as a global energy superpower across both Canada and the United States– including most recently to California- Minister Oliver will bring to this audience the message he is telling the world: that whether we are talking about renewable energy or the responsible development of one of the world’s largest and most secure energy resources, the oil sands, Canada’s resource wealth means economic activity, jobs and energy security at home and abroad for decades to come.
Minister Oliver was appointed Minister of Natural Resources on May 18, 2011. Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Oliver had a career in the investment banking industry. He began his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch, and served in senior positions at other investment dealers and as Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission. He was then appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He also played a prominent role as Chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Securities Associations and as Chair of the Consultative Committee of the International Association of Securities Commissions. A graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, he was also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and sat on the board of the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation.
Mr. Oliver is an active member of his community and volunteers for various charities in Canada and abroad. He served as Chair of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada for four years and continues to be an active volunteer at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mr. Oliver obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law at McGill University. He was called to the Quebec Bar and later graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
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