2020 Keynote Synopsis
Discussions regarding energy and the environment in Canada have become increasingly heated and divisive. Canada, meanwhile, is failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite policies and court decisions that have caused significant damage to our world-leading energy industry. This talk will explore some of the serious unintended consequences of our current regulatory environment and will outline a new path forward to economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and a more cohesive Canada
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Modern Resources Inc.
Chris Slubicki is President, CEO & Director of Modern Resources Inc., a Calgary-based private oil and gas company. He has more than 35 years of experience in the business sector.
From 2009 to 2011, Chris was Chief Executive Officer of OPTI Canada, where he was brought into a distressed situation, stabilized the company and sold it to CNOOC for $2.1 billion in late 2011. Chris is the former Vice-Chairman of Scotia Waterous and was one of the four original founders of Waterous and Co., a private global oil and gas mergers and acquisitions firm, starting the firm in Calgary in 1989. Prior to selling the firm to Bank of Nova Scotia in 2005, the firm expanded to offices in five countries with a staff of 88 and completed hundreds of oil and gas transactions over its 17-year tenure.
Chris graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer in Alberta, and a member of APEGA. Chris is currently on the boards of Bonavista Energy Corporation and the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation. Chris served on the board of Alpine Canada Alpin for seven years, the last two as Chair. Chris coached young ski racers with the Fernie Alpine Ski Team for 14 years and served as President of the club for three years.