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Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE.TO)

CVE.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Daniel

71 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Alexander Pourbaix

52 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Harbir Chhina

2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Alan Reid

2017 Executive Vice President - Stakeholder Engagement, Safety, Legal & General Counsel

J. Drew Zieglgansberger

2018 Executive Vice President - Upstream

Keith Chiasson

2017 Senior Vice President - Downstream

Sarah Walters

2017 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services

Gary Molnar

53 Corporate Secretary

Susan Dabarno

65 2017 Independent Director

Steven Leer

65 2015 Independent Director

Richard Marcogliese

65 2016 Independent Director

Claude Mongeau

56 2016 Independent Director

Charles Rampacek

74 2009 Independent Director

Colin Taylor

71 2009 Independent Director

Wayne Thomson

66 2009 Independent Director

Rhonda Zygocki

60 2016 Independent Director

Kam Sandhar

2017 Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Corporate Development

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Daniel

Mr. Patrick D. Daniel is Independent Chairman of the Board of Cenovus Energy Inc. Mr. Daniel is a director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; a director of Capital Power Corporation, a publicly traded North American power producer; and Chair of the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of a publicly traded industrial gases service company. Mr. Daniel served as a director of Enbridge Inc. (“Enbridge”), a publicly traded energy delivery company, from April 2000 to October 2012. During his tenure with Enbridge, he also served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2012 to October 2012, as President & Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 to February 2012 and as a senior executive officer of Enbridge or its predecessor from 1994. His more than 40 years of experience in the energy sector includes senior management positions with Hudson’s Bay Oil & Gas Ltd. and Home Oil Limited. Mr. Daniel served as a director of Encana Corporation (“Encana”), and one of its predecessors, PanCanadian Petroleum Limited, from 2001 until 2009 when Cenovus split from Encana. Mr. Daniel was named the 2007 Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada, received the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 2009, was named the 2010 Resource Person of the Year by the Alberta Chamber of Resources, was chosen by an independent National Advisory Board to receive Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award in 2011 and was named a Laureate of the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in 2017. Mr. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Alberta. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and chairs the Daniel Family Foundation.

Alexander Pourbaix

Mr. Alexander J . Pourbaix is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Pourbaix has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Cenovus since November 6, 2017. Prior to leading Cenovus, Mr. Pourbaix spent 27 years with TransCanada Corporation (“TransCanada”) and its affiliates in a broad range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer from October 2015 to April 2017, during which time he was responsible for the company’s commercial activity and overseeing major energy infrastructure projects and operations. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Pourbaix held increasingly senior positions with TransCanada including Executive Vice-President and President, Development from March 2014 to September 2015, when he was responsible for leadership and execution of all of TransCanada’s growth initiatives; President, Energy & Oil Pipelines from July 2010 to February 2014; and President, Energy from July 2006 to June 2010. During his tenure at TransCanada, he gained extensive experience in corporate strategy, business development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as stakeholder relations. Mr. Pourbaix has been a director of Trican Well Service Ltd. (oilfield services) since May 2012. Mr. Pourbaix was past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. Mr. Pourbaix holds a Bachelor of Law degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta.

Harbir Chhina

Mr. Harbir S. Chhina is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Chhina became Executive Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer on April 25, 2017. From September 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Chhina was Executive Vice- President, Oil Sands Development; from December 2010 to August 2015, Mr. Chhina was Executive Vice-President, Oil Sands; and from November 2009 to November 2010, Mr. Chhina was Executive Vice-President, Enhanced Oil Development & New Resource Plays of Cenovus. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Alan Reid

Mr. Alan Craig Reid serves as Executive Vice President - Stakeholder Engagement, Safety, Legal & General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Reid became Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement, Safety & Legal and General Counsel on December 14, 2017. From December 1, 2015 to December 13, 2017, Mr. Reid was Executive Vice-President, Environment, Corporate Affairs & Legal and General Counsel; from September 2015 to November 2015, Mr. Reid was Executive Vice-President, Environment, Corporate Affairs & Legal; from January 2014 to August 2015, Mr. Reid was Senior Vice-President, Christina Lake & Narrows Lake; from January 2012 to January 2014, Mr. Reid was Cenovus’s Senior Vice-President, Christina Lake; and from November 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Reid was Vice-President, Regulatory, Health & Safety of Cenovus.

J. Drew Zieglgansberger

Mr. J. Drew Zieglgansberger is Executive Vice President - Upstream of the Company. Mr. Zieglgansberger became Executive Vice-President, Upstream on January 16, 2018. From April 3, 2017 to January 15, 2018, Mr. Zieglgansberger was Executive Vice-President, Deep Basin; from September 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Zieglgansberger was Executive Vice-President, Oil Sands Manufacturing; from June 2015 to August 2015, Mr. Zieglgansberger was Executive Vice-President, Operations Shared Services; from June 2012 to May 2015, Mr. Zieglgansberger was Senior Vice-President, Operations Shared Services; from January 2012 to May 2012, Mr. Zieglgansberger was Senior Vice-President, Regulatory, Local Community & Military; and from December 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Zieglgansberger was Senior Vice-President, Christina Lake of Cenovus.

Keith Chiasson

Mr. Keith Chiasson is Senior Vice President - Downstream of the Company. Mr. Chiasson became Senior Vice-President, Downstream on December 14, 2017. From May 15, 2017 to December 13, 2017, Mr. Chiasson was Vice-President, Oil Sands Production Operations; and from July 2016 to May 2017, Mr. Chiasson was Vice-President, Operations of Cenovus. From April 2016 to July 2016, Mr. Chiasson was Kearl Operations Manager at Imperial Oil Resources. From September 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Chiasson was U.S. Operations Manager for ExxonMobil. From January 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Chiasson was Planning and Business Analysis Manager for ExxonMobil Production Company.

Sarah Walters

Ms. Sarah Walters is Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of the Company. Ms. Walters became Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services on December 14, 2017. From January 1, 2017 until December 13, 2017, Ms. Walters was Vice-President, Human Resources; from September 2015 to December 2016, Ms. Walters was Vice-President, Organization & People; from March 2014 to August 2015, Ms. Walters was Vice-President HR Business Partners & Organizational Design; from July 2013 to February 2014, Ms. Walters was Vice-President, HR Business Partners; and from March 2013 to July 2013, Ms. Walters was Vice- President, HR Advisory of Cenovus. Prior to joining Cenovus in March 2013, Ms. Walters was Vice-President HR, International Operations West at Talisman Energy Inc.

Gary Molnar

Susan Dabarno

Ms. Susan F. Dabarno serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dabarno is a director of Manulife Financial Corporation. Ms. Dabarno has extensive wealth management and financial expertise gained from her many years of experience building and leading some of the largest wealth management platforms in Canada. Ms. Dabarno served as Executive Chairman of Richardson Partners Financial Limited (“Richardson”), an independent wealth management services firm, from October 2009 to April 2010, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson from June 2003 to October 2009, during which time she was responsible for leading the firm’s growth strategy. Prior to joining Richardson, she was President and Chief Operating Officer at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., and prior to that she held various increasingly senior roles with Canada Trust and later Midland Walwyn Inc., until it was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1999. In each of these positions, Ms. Dabarno was progressively responsible for personal investment management, private equity and alternative investment strategies, while adhering to strict regulatory requirements and governance protocols applied to the industry. Ms. Dabarno has chaired the boards of Meridian Securities, Canada Trust Insurance Company, Barbados and First Canada Securities International as well as serving as trustee of Canada Trust Investment Income. She served as a director of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (government funded organization), Bridgepoint Health Foundation (not-for-profit) and People Corporation. Ms. Dabarno has contributed to the investment industry as a member of the Council of Governors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and as a director of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada. She has been awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal and honoured by the YWCA of New York City as a Woman of Distinction. Ms. Dabarno is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and holds a Class II Diploma from McGill University.

Steven Leer

Mr. Steven F. Leer serves as Independent Director of Cenovus Energy Inc. Mr. Leer is lead director of Norfolk Southern Corporation, a publicly traded North American rail transportation provider. He is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of USG Corporation (“USG”), a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of high performance building systems; and a director of Parsons Corporation, a private engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm. Mr. Leer served as lead director of USG from January 2012 to November 2016 and as a director of USG from June 2005 to January 2012, during which time he was a member and Chair of USG’s Governance Committee and a member of its Compensation and Organization Committee. Mr. Leer served as Chairman of Arch Coal, Inc. (“Arch Coal”), a publicly traded coal producing company, from April 2006 to April 2014, and served as a director of Arch Coal and its predecessor company from 1992 until April 2014. During his tenure with Arch Coal and its predecessor company, he also served as Chief Executive Officer from July 1992 to April 2012 and President from July 1992 to April 2006. Mr. Leer served as Chairman of the Center for Energy and Economic Development, the National Coal Council, the National Mining Association and was on the board of the Mineral Information Institute. Mr. Leer is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis and he is a former director of the Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers. He serves on the boards of the Center for Energy and Economic Development, the National Coal Council and the National Mining Association. In addition, he is a delegate to the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency in Paris. Mr. Leer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Pacific and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University’s Olin School of Business.

Richard Marcogliese

Mr. Richard Joseph Marcogliese serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Marcogliese is the Principal of iRefine, LLC, a privately owned petroleum refining consulting company; Executive Advisor of Pilko & Associates L.P., a private chemical and energy advisory company; and is presently engaged as an Operations Advisor to NTR Partners III LLC, a private investment company. Mr. Marcogliese served as Operations Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a partnership between The Carlyle Group and a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. that operates an oil refining complex on the U.S. Eastern seaboard, from September 2012 to January 2016. His more than 40-year career in the U.S. refining industry also includes over 25 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation (“Exxon”). In 2000, he joined Valero Energy Corporation (“Valero”), a publicly traded international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, petrochemical products and power, as a result of an acquisition from Exxon, at which point he led an organizational transition from a major integrated oil company business model to Valero’s independent refiner business model. Mr. Marcogliese held increasingly senior positions with Valero including Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning in 2001, Senior Vice President of Refining Operations from October 2001 to November 2005 and Executive Vice President, Operations of Valero from December 2005 to October 2007. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valero from October 2007 to December 2010 during which time he was responsible for the operation of Valero’s North American Refinery System which processed three million barrels of oil per day. Mr. Marcogliese has been a past chairman of the Western States Petroleum Association and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the New York University School of Engineering and Science.

Claude Mongeau

Mr. Claude Mongeau serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mongeau is a director of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and TELUS Corporation. Mr. Mongeau served as a director of Canadian National Railway Company (“CN”), a publicly traded railroad and transportation company, from October 2009 to July 2016 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to June 2016. During his tenure with CN, he served as Executive Vice- President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2000 until December 2009 and from the time he joined CN in 1994 he held the titles of Vice-President, Strategic and Financial Planning and Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Development. Prior to joining CN, Mr. Mongeau was the Manager, Business Development for Imasco Inc. from 1993 to 1994, a partner with Groupe Secor Inc., a Montreal-based management consulting firm providing strategic advice to large Canadian corporations, from 1989 to 1993 and a consultant at Bain & Company from 1988 to 1989. Mr. Mongeau also served as a director of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. from August 2003 to May 2015 and as a director of Nortel Networks Corporation and Nortel Networks Limited from June 2006 to Aug 2009. Mr. Mongeau was Chairman of the Board of the Railway Association of Canada. He was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 1997 and selected as Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2005 by an independent committee of prominent Canadian business leaders. Mr. Mongeau holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University and has received honorary doctoral degrees from St. Mary’s and Windsor University.

Charles Rampacek

Mr. Charles Max Rampacek serves as Independent Director of Cenovus Energy Inc. Mr. Rampacek is a director of Energy Services Holdings, LLC, a private industrial services company that was formed in 2012 from the combination of Ardent Holdings, LLC and another company. Mr. Rampacek served as a director of Flowserve Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of industrial equipment, from March 1998 to May 2016, during which time he was a member of Flowserve’s Audit Committee, Finance Committee and Chair and member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He served as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Probex Corporation (“Probex”), an energy technology company providing proprietary oil recovery services, from 2000 to 2003; as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lyondell-Citgo Refining, L.P., a refiner and manufacturer of petroleum products, from 1996 to 2000. He held various executive positions with Tenneco Inc. and its energy related subsidiaries, including President of Tenneco Gas Transportation Company, Executive Vice President of Tenneco Gas Operations and Senior Vice President of Refining from 1982 to 1995; and was Chair of Ardent Holdings, LLC from December 2008 to July 2012. Mr. Rampacek also served as a director of Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC, the sole general partner of Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., a publicly traded midstream energy limited partnership, from November 2006 to September 2011; and Pilko & Associates L.P., a private chemical and energy advisory company from September 2011 to February 2014. He serves on the Engineering Advisory Council for the University of Texas and the College of Engineering Leadership Board for the University of Alabama. Mr. Rampacek holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Colin Taylor

Mr. Colin Taylor serves as Independent Director of Cenovus Energy Inc. Mr. Taylor served two consecutive four-year terms as Chief Executive & Managing Partner of Deloitte LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, and then acted as Senior Counsel until his retirement in May 2008. He also served as Advisory Partner to a number of public and private company clients of Deloitte & Touche LLP and has held a number of international management and governance responsibilities throughout his professional career. Mr. Taylor is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Mr. Taylor has also completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Wayne Thomson

Mr. Wayne G. Thomson serves as Independent Director of Cenovus Energy Inc. Mr. Thomson is a director and Chairman of Maha Energy Inc., a publicly traded Swedish oil and gas company; Chairman of Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc. (“Inventys”), a private carbon capture technology company; and Chairman and President of Enviro Valve Inc., a private company manufacturing proprietary pressure relief valves. Mr. Thomson served as interim Executive Chairman of Inventys from May 2016 to February 2017; as Chief Executive Officer of Iskander Energy Corp., a private international oil and gas company, from November 2011 to August 2014 and as a director from November 2011 to March 2016. Mr. Thomson served as a director of TVI Pacific Inc., a publicly traded international mining company, from May 2011 to June 22, 2017 and served as a director of Encana Corporation (“Encana”), from 2007 until 2009 when Cenovus split from Encana. Mr. Thomson served as Chief Executive Officer of EcoMax Energy Services Ltd., a publicly traded energy technology company and as President of Airborne Pollution Control. Earlier in his career, he was Manager of Reservoir Engineering in the Danish North Sea for Maersk Oil and Gas; served as Vice President of Production at AEC Oil & Gas (now Encana), as General Manager of Petrocorp Exploration in New Zealand, a division of Fletcher Challenge; and as Chief Executive Officer of Gardiner Oil and Gas Limited. Mr. Thomson is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. Thomson holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Manitoba.

Rhonda Zygocki

Ms. Rhonda I. Zygocki serves as Independent Director of the Company since April 27. 2016. Ms. Zygocki spent 34 years with Chevron Corporation (“Chevron”), including as Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning from March 2011 until her retirement in February 2015. In this role, she was responsible for global corporate functions overseeing strategy and planning, policy, government and public affairs, health, environment and safety, real estate and technology ventures, and served as Secretary to the Public Policy Committee of the board of directors. Prior thereto, she held a number of senior management and executive leadership positions in international operations, public affairs, strategic planning, policy, government affairs and health, environment and safety, including Vice President, Policy, Government and Public Affairs from May 2007 to March 2011 and Vice President, Health, Environment and Safety from April 2003 to May 2007. During her tenure with Chevron, Ms. Zygocki represented Chevron in high profile external engagements on topics covering climate change policy, responsible development, shale gas and hydraulic fracturing, global gas flaring reduction, energy policy, corporate responsibility, public-private partnerships, development in Africa and the fight against HIV/AIDS. She is a senior advisor with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a former advisory board member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars Canada Institute and a past Management Committee Chair of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers. Ms. Zygocki graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 2014, she was named by the National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas. In 2015, she received the Award for Leadership Development from the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of International Development.

Kam Sandhar