Patrick Daniel

Patrick Daniel

Patrick Daniel is from Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Applied Science Degree from the University of British Columbia. He held the position of President and CEO of Enbridge Inc. from January 2001 to October 2012, and spent over 40 years in the energy industry. His background includes process engineering, information technology, business development, and corporate planning with Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas and Enbridge (and its predecessor companies). He was responsible for the start-up of Enbridge's technology and consulting business unit, its international division and its expansion into the Natural Gas business.

As CEO, Patrick led Enbridge's entry in wind, solar and geothermal energy. During his tenure as CEO, Enbridge was named Canada's most sustainable corporation and always among the Top 100 in sustainability in the world. He was a director of several large publicly traded companies including Cenovus and CIBC. 

Patrick is an active industry and community volunteer, and has served as director of multiple industry organizations. He chairs the Daniel Family Foundation, a philanthropic charitable organization. The foundation supports several charitable endeavors that promote the outdoors and physical and mental well-being through sports. He has volunteered on three continents on projects to bring energy to those who cannot afford it. He is a long-standing supporter of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Calgary and is a co-founder of Quantum Horizons Alberta. 

Patrick has received a number of awards over the years, including Canadian Energy Person of the Year in 2007, the Distinguished Business Leader Award in 2009, Resource Person of the Year in 2010, Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Award in 2011, and Canadian Business Leader of the Year in 2013. 

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