Soheil Asgarpour is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and the the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE). Dr. Asgarpour has over 35 years of diversified technical business and operations experience in the oil and gas industry, marked by providing strong leadership to several profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has served as President and CEO of the Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) since 2007. Before joining PTAC, Soheil successfully led the overall management of the Crown’s oil sands interests in his position as Business Leader of Oil Sands for the Alberta Department of Energy. Prior to that he held executive positions with mid- and large-size oil and gas companies. Soheil earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.