Brian Vaasjo, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Vaasjo was appointed Chief Operating Officer of EPCOR in 2008 and was chiefly responsible for regional power generation and water operations. A primary responsibility was advancing the company’s competitive power and water businesses across North America including the clean coal initiatives. Mr. Vaasjo has also been President of EPLP (now CPILP) since its acquisition in 2005.
Mr. Vaasjo joined EPCOR in 1998 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He led EPCOR’s initial public offering of debentures and preferred shares. At EPCOR, Mr. Vaasjo was responsible for EPCOR’s development and acquisition activity, including the Genesee 3 project and the UE Waterheater Income Fund spin-off prior to taking on the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Power.
Mr. Vaasjo previously spent 19 years with the Enbridge Group of Companies, where he played substantial roles in the Consumers Gas acquisition, development of the Alliance and Vector Natural Gas Pipelines and the initial public offering of the Lakehead Pipeline Partners LP among other initiatives.
Mr. Vaasjo holds an MBA from the University of Alberta where he also received his undergraduate degree. He attended the University of Western Ontario Executive Program and is a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants. Mr. Vaasjo is a past Chairman of the Board of the United Way, Alberta Capital Region, a member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada and is Chairman of the Board for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society.