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CHRISTIANE BERGEVIN has been the Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the President, of Desjardins Group (Canadian financial cooperative institution) since August 2009. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Corporate Projects, with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (‘‘SNC-Lavalin’’) (engineering and construction firm). For the 18 years prior to that, Ms. Bergevin held executive finance positions with various SNC-Lavalin subsidiaries, including as President of SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., its project finance advisory arm, between 2001 and 2008. Ms. Bergevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from McGill University and graduated from the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program. She has been awarded the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
DONALD CARTY served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dell Inc. (global computer systems and services company) from January 2007 until mid-2008. From 1998 to 2003, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corp. and American Airlines (airline transportation company). Prior to that, Mr. Carty served as President of AMR Airline Group and American Airlines. Mr. Carty was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific Airlines (airline transportation company) from March 1985 to March 1987. Mr. Carty holds an undergraduate degree and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University. Mr. Carty is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
JONATHAN CHRISTODORO has served as a Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP since July 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Christodoro served in various investment and research roles at P2 Capital Partners, LLC, Prentice Capital Management, LP, S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LP and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Christodoro currently serves on the boards of publicly traded companies in the biotechnology, medical diagnostics, and nutrition industries. Mr. Christodoro holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with Distinction and a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management Magna Cum Laude with Honors Distinction in Research from Cornell University. Mr. Christodoro also served in the United States Marine Corps.
THOMAS EBBERN has been Chief Financial Officer of North West Upgrading Inc. (oil and gas) since January 2012. He was formerly Managing Director, Investment Banking, of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Tristone Capital Inc., an energy advisory firm that was acquired by Macquarie. He began his career as a geophysicist with Gulf Canada in 1982. Mr. Ebbern holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
HAROLD KVISLE was appointed President and CEO of the Company on September 10, 2012. Mr. Kvisle was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Corporation (pipeline and power company) or its predecessor TransCanada PipeLines Limited from May 2001 until his retirement in June 2010. Prior to his employment with TransCanada Mr. Kvisle was the President of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada (oil and gas company) from 1990 to 1999. Mr. Kvisle has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1975 and in the utilities and power industries since 1999. Mr. Kvisle holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.
BRIAN LEVITT is Chairman of the Toronto Dominion Bank and non-executive co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (law firm). Mr. Levitt joined Osler in 1976. In 1991, he became President and was subsequently named CEO of Imasco Limited (a Canadian consumer products and services company). Imasco was sold in 2000 and Mr. Levitt returned to Osler in 2001. Mr. Levitt holds a law degree from the University of Toronto, where he also completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering.
SAMUEL MERKSAMER has been employed by Icahn Capital LP since 2008 and is currently a Managing Director. Prior to that, Mr. Merksamer was an analyst at Airlie Opportunity Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. Since 2009, Mr. Merksamer has served on the board of directors of a number of publicly traded companies in the energy, mining and manufacturing industries. Mr. Merksamer received an A.B. in Economics from Cornell University.
LISA STEWART became the Chief Executive Officer of Sheridan Production Partners (oil and gas production company) in September 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Stewart was President of El Paso Exploration & Production (natural gas producer) from February 2004 to August 2006. Prior to her time at El Paso, Ms. Stewart worked for Apache Corporation for 20 years beginning in 1984 in a number of capacities. Her last position with Apache was Executive Vice-President of Business Development and E&P Services. Ms. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, where she is a member of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).
HENRY SYKES has been President and a director of MGM Energy Corp (oil and gas) since January 2007. Prior to that, he was President of ConocoPhillips Canada from 2001 to 2006 and Executive Vice President at Gulf Canada Resources Limited from 2001 to 2002. Prior to his senior management roles in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Sykes spent 16 years at Bennett Jones LLP, where he specialized in securities and mergers and acquisitions law and served as a member of the firm’s executive committee. Mr. Sykes has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto.
PETER TOMSETT was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Placer Dome Inc. (mining company) from September 2004 to January 2006. Mr. Tomsett was with Placer Dome for 20 years in a number of capacities. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, he was Executive Vice-President of Placer Dome Asia Pacific and Africa. Mr. Tomsett graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Science in Mineral Production Management from Imperial College in London.
MICHAEL T. WAITES , President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning International Inc. (heavy equipment dealer and service company) since May 2008, announced his retirement from Finning in 2013, but will continue to serve as President and CEO until a replacement is appointed. Prior to that, Mr. Waites was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Finning. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Finning for three years prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Finning in May 2006, Mr. Waites was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Canadian Pacific Railway (railway and logistics company) since July 2000, and was also Chief Executive Officer U.S. Network of Canadian Pacific Railway. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Chevron Canada Resources (integrated oil and gas company). Mr. Waites holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Masters of Arts, Graduate Studies in Economics from the University of Calgary. He has also completed the Executive Program at The University of Michigan Business School.
CHARLES R. WILLIAMSON was the Executive Vice-President of Chevron Corporation (integrated oil and gas company) from August until his retirement in December 2005. From 2001 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unocal Corporation (‘‘Unocal’’) (oil and gas exploration and development company) and held various executive positions within Unocal, including Executive Vice President, International Energy Operations and Group Vice President, Asia Operations prior to 2001. Dr. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology, a Master of Science degree in Geology and a Doctorate in Geology.
CHARLES WINOGRAD is currently the President of Winograd Capital Inc. From 2001 to 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of RBC Capital Markets. When RBC Dominion Securities acquired Richardson Greenshields in 1996, Mr. Winograd became Deputy Chairman and a director. He was appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of RBC Dominion Securities in 1998. Mr. Winograd held several executive postings in Richardson Greenshields until becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 1987 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1991.