Alberta Oil’s 2016 C-Suite Energy Executive Awards
At a time when talent counts more than ever in the energy industry, these eight executives are worth counting on in 2016
If there’s one thing that most C-suite executives in the energy sector have in common, it’s that they don’t particularly enjoy being publicly acknowledged for their excellence. It’s not that they’re not proud of the work they do or the achievements they’ve racked up, mind you. It’s just that when you ask them to stand on a stage and get showered with praise, they start to squirm a bit. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, either. There’s something inherently Canadian about the instinct to avoid the spotlight, and the desire to share credit with the co-workers who helped make it all possible.
But in times like these, which we’re currently facing, we need those high-achievers to stand up and step forward. We need people that we can look to for inspiration, for guidance and for a reminder that, yes, this too shall pass. We need people who demonstrate the value of underrated virtues like restraint, caution, patience and discipline, ones that tend to fall out of favor in headier times. Most importantly, perhaps, we need people who exemplify the importance of having grace under fire, and who know that weathering the storm this time will make the next one a lot more manageable.
That’s what this year’s class of C-Suite Energy Executive Award-winners are all about – grace, dignity, class and humility. They’re the values that Alberta’s past was built on, and that its future will need in greater volumes than we’ve seen in recent years. If nothing else, we can all look to the 2016 class of C-Suite Energy Executives for evidence that those values are inextricably linked with success.