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YPE Edmonton’s leadership team is dedicated to its huge Edmonton-based community of professionals. From oil & gas, power, law, politics and other energy sectors, YPE Edmonton brings together a cross section of professionals to network.
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Peter L. Chan, P.Eng, MBA
President, YPE Edmonton
Peter is an Energy Management Specialist for Enbridge Pipelines Inc., and is responsible for the commercial and technical management of electrical utility infrastructure across Canada. Currently, the group manages over $300 million per year in power costs and power infrastructure assets across North America. Prior to Enbridge, Peter held technical electrical engineering and business development positions at ABB Canada Inc.
Peter has been an integral part of YPE Edmonton’s Board since 2012 and continues to lead the group successfully to provide the best value for members. In addition to YPE, Peter actively gives back to his community by volunteering for APEGA, Anne Burrows Music Foundation and Alberta Judo Association.
Peter is an Energy Management Specialist for Enbridge Pipelines Inc., and is ...
Gerald Ouellette, P.Geo.
Co-Vice President and Volunteer Lead
Gerald Ouellette is the Manager of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Policy with Alberta Energy. He is a registered Professional Geologist with APEGA and a University of Alberta Alumni. In his current role, he is responsible for enhancing the policies and the regulatory framework related to CCS operations in Alberta to ensure safe, sustainable and responsible development of current and future projects.
Prior to managing the CCS Policy group, he worked as a Petroleum Geologist with Alberta Energy where he was responsible for providing technical evaluation in the management and exploration/development of Crown resources. Gerald also has a strong foundation in Hydrogeology and Environmental Regulations/Compliance from his previous work with Environment and Parks and as an Environmental Consultant.
Gerald has been Vice President with YPE-Edmonton since 2015, volunteering to provide low cost professional development and networking opportunities to Young Professionals in the Energy industry.
Gerald Ouellette is the Manager of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Policy ...
Results driven accounting and finance professional focused on creating value by connecting corporate objectives with operational performance and project deliverables. I am not limited by my comfort zone with a consistent track record of taking on increasingly complex challenges. Currently engaged on several capital infrastructure projects with a successful record of projects completed ahead of schedule and on budget.
I am the Vice President of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), Edmonton Chapter. YPE brings together its large network of diverse professionals to network and broaden their understanding of the energy industry through engaging presentations made by senior industry leaders.
Results driven accounting and finance professional focused on creating value by connecting ...
Di (Bernice) Xing, MBA, CGA
Di is a Senior Consultant of Indirect Tax at KPMG LLP where she specializes in providing tax services for public sector clients. She works closely with clients to assist them to calculate and file additional sales tax recovery, runs data queries for overpayment recovery and researches excise tax to explore business opportunities. Di has also worked for energy giant BP to perform fundamental analysis on market supply and demand.
Di joined the YPE Board in 2014 and has spearheaded the financial audits and diligently created the financial reports.
Di is a Senior Consultant of Indirect Tax at KPMG LLP where ...
Calvin Ng is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who is passionate about finding technical solutions that make business sense. Calvin draws his experience from a lean manufacturing environment into all operations of businesses to ensure all tasks truly add value to the final product. Whether it is pipeline design, building manufacturing reliability or working with project execution groups, his skillset and experiences are always up for the challenge.
Calvin Ng is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who is passionate about finding ...
Heather Markley, CPA, CMA
Heather Markley is an experienced Senior Associate in the Risk Assurance Services Group with the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before joining the firm in August 2016, Heather worked for a public practice firm for over three years. Her area of focus has been in the delivery of internal audit services such as contribution, regulatory compliance and operational audits for various industries, including Oil & Gas, Renewables, Utilities, and the Public sector.
Heather joined the YPE Board in early 2015 and has served in various capacities.
Heather Markley is an experienced Senior Associate in the Risk Assurance Services ...
Communications and Marketing Lead, Auditing Committee Member and Programming Co-Lead
Ayako is Owner and Principal Consultant of Ohtake Consulting which offers strategic communications and change management consulting services. Ayako’s background includes experience in oil and gas and the public sector where she has held communications and change management positions. Ayako’s other interests include renewable energy and climate change awareness.
Ayako has been on the YPE Board since 2014 and provides strategic direction to the Board.
Ayako is Owner and Principal Consultant of Ohtake Consulting which offers strategic ...
Clarren Ting, CPA, CMA
Clarren is an accounting professional with more than five years of experience in operation management, auditing, transactional accounting and financial planning. Currently, Clarren is employed with Enbridge Inc. Enterprise Financial Services. Clarren continuously pursues personal growth and the development of self and others, and has been a pivotal force behind each of the organization he serves. Clarren is currently studying for his CFA charter and aiming for an MBA in the future. Through his education, expanding connections, and aptitude for success, Clarren aspires to become the next-gen financial executive in the industry and uplift the people around him along the way.
Clarren joined the YPE Board in early 2015 and is continuously involved in planning and event management.
Clarren is an accounting professional with more than five years of experience ...
Angela von Hauff, BA, BMgt
Angela is an Business Planning Analyst with the Government of Alberta’s Department of Energy. She provides comprehensive business planning, operational planning, organizational performance measure and reporting, and business continuity services for the Ministry’s electricity and sustainable energy initiatives. She supports the organization in tracking key priorities and activities that enable accurate decision making to ensure consistency with the Government of Alberta’s direction in sustainable energy and climate change. Through the application of project management methods and tools, she has supported strategic, operational, and program policy development. Organizational effectiveness and evaluation are at the core of her skills and responsibilities.
Angela joined the YPE board in 2013 and has contributed to event management, strategic direction and member programming.
Angela is an Business Planning Analyst with the Government of Alberta’s Department ...
Stephanie Zhang, MBA, MEng
Board Volunteer and Event Photographer
Currently, Stephanie is a Methods Analyst with the City of Edmonton’s Department of Transportation. Stephanie has also worked for Epcor, Visens Energy Inc. and New Paradigm Engineering.
Stephanie joined the Board in early 2015 and has contributed to the events with her expert photography skills.
Currently, Stephanie is a Methods Analyst with the City of Edmonton’s Department ...
Mitchell Semple is an electrical Engineer In Training, as well as a graduate student at the University of Alberta. He conducts research in microwaves and electromagnetics, and has experience with nanoelectronics and microsystems.
Mitchell joined the YPE team in 2016 and has committed to handling the website as well as other volunteer activities.
Mitchell Semple is an electrical Engineer In Training, as well as a ...
Mingbo is a chemical engineering master graduate from the University of Alberta who is actively seeking employments. He has 5+ years’ interdisciplinary expertise in chemical engineering, materials science, and metallurgical engineering and registered with APEGA as an Engineering in Training. He had been working for Canadian Centre for Clean Coal/Carbon and Mineral Processing Technologies (C5MPT) and National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of China as research assistant and also worked for an engineering company as a process engineering intern. Through 3 years’ industry project (Syncrude, Teck, and Vale) experience for, Mingbo obtained solid project management, problem-solving and presentation skills.
Mingbo joined the YPE Board in 2016 and is committed to delivering tangible value to young professionals.
Mingbo is a chemical engineering master graduate from the University of Alberta ...
Jia (Julie) Shi
Jia is a mechanical engineer in Training. She has experience working with Shell Canada and Canadian Natural Resources Limited on various projects. She held the responsibility of technical design and project coordination in Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project and Albian Sands Piping Spec Revision project. With business and management stream, Jia is also experienced with cost & performance analysis, operational management, and project management.
Jia joined the YPE Board in 2016 and is committed to volunteer activities.
Jia is a mechanical engineer in Training. She has experience working with ...
Aster Aytenfisu, E.I.T.
Aster is a Civil Engineer-In Training with four years of experience in project management and project execution. Currently Aster is employed with Enbridge Pipelines Inc. developing frameworks to streamline project execution across several groups. Prior to Enbridge, Aster worked in LRT Design & Construction at the City of Edmonton.
Aster joined the YPE Board in 2016 and hopes to contribute to the young professional community in Edmonton.
Aster is a Civil Engineer-In Training with four years of experience in ...
Ahmed Hassan, P.Eng., PMP
Ahmed Hassan is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Management Professional currently working for Suncor Energy as a Plant Maintenance Engineer. Ahmed’s current responsibilities include providing mechanical engineering support to Suncor’s Edmonton Refinery operating areas as well as managing refinery pipeline assets as the sites designate Pipelines Engineer. Ahmed’s background includes experience in project engineering, project management and plant maintenance engineering. Ahmed continuously seeks out opportunities that both challenge and further develop his technical skills and leadership skills.
Ahmed Hassan is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Management Professional currently working ...
Parinaz Makhtoumi, M.Sc., E.I.T.
Parinaz is a M.Sc. chemical engineer registered with APEGA as an engineer in training. She is currently seeking opportunities in energy industry. She has more than 2 years of experience in academic research and process engineering design in oil and gas industry especially upgrading and refinery processes. She has developed a variety of technical, project management and organizational skills through several projects from scope to quality control. These projects are not limited to studies on adsorptive separation of natural gas hydrocarbons, carbon capture through adsorption, and refrigeration cycle in natural gas liquids recovery.
Parinaz Joined YPE board in 2017, and is committed to event coordination and volunteer activities.
Parinaz is a M.Sc. chemical engineer registered with APEGA as an engineer ...