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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.
We hold regular events in Edmonton where you can learn from experts, network with peers, discover new opportunities and be inspired.
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 $400 million per year in power costs and develops new power infrastructure 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 career development opportunities for members. In addition to YPE, Peter actively gives back by volunteering for APEGA, Anne Burrows Music Foundation and Alberta Judo Association.
Peter is an Energy Management Specialist for Enbridge Pipelines Inc., and is ...
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 a Senior Financial Analyst working in the financial services industry. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting at the University of Alberta, followed by a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Before her career in financial services, Heather worked in operational and financial advisory services in public practice, in addition to commercial and retail banking. Her areas of focus include management reporting, finance planning and analysis, and business consulting.
Heather joined the YPE Board in early 2015 and has served in various capacities.
Heather Markley is a Senior Financial Analyst working in the financial services ...
Communications and Marketing Support, Auditing Committee Member and Programming Support
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 ...
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 ...
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, P.Eng.
Aster is a Civil Engineer 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 with four years of experience in project ...
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 site’s designate Pipelines Engineer. Ahmed’s background includes experience in project engineering, project management and plant maintenance engineering. Ahmed is also currently completing graduate degrees at the University of Alberta in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng) and Business Administration (MBA).
Ahmed joined the YPE Board in 2017 and is committed to volunteer activities.
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 ...
Cameron is currently the Policy and Issues Manager in the Deputy Minister’s Office at Alberta Energy. He is accountable for the review and scheduling of all Cabinet, Committee, Sub Committee and Caucus files for the Department. Prior to the DMO, Cameron spent two years working on climate change files in the Electricity and Sustainable Energy Division of Alberta Energy and was the engagement lead for Alberta Energy’s Coal Transition Task Force. Prior to that, Cameron worked in England for the climate change think tank, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).
He has a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Energy Policy and has published on topics of carbon capture and storage and energy transitions. Cameron joined YPE in 2017 and is looking forward to supporting the board in any capacity desired.
Cameron is currently the Policy and Issues Manager in the Deputy Minister’s ...
Hossein Shahandeh is a Chemical Engineering graduate student at the University of Alberta. His researches focus on process system engineering, scheduling, and development in oil and gas industry. Currently, he conducts research in optimization of oil sands industry under uncertainty, especially in upgrading plants and SAGD facilities, in which the problem data cannot be known accurately for a variety of reasons (such as uncertainties in prices of fuels). Hossein’s background includes research and development engineering in food processing, and intellectual property services.
Hossein joined the YPE team in 2017 and has committed to volunteer activities.
Hossein Shahandeh is a Chemical Engineering graduate student at the University of ...
Ashly is a recent graduate from Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta. During her degree she took courses in biochemical engineering and nanoparticles and is interested in their use with diabetes management.
Ashly joined YPE as a volunteer in 2017 and has committed to volunteer activities.
Ashly is a recent graduate from Chemical Engineering at the University of ...
I have completed a CPA education and would like to build on my strengths in recording and reporting.
I joined YPE in 2017 to get an inside perspective on large organizations.
I have completed a CPA education and would like to build on ...
Shaundon Holmstrom is a Mathematical Science graduate, currently working in healthcare research at the University of Alberta.
Shaundon joined the YPE team in 2017 and is committed to volunteer activities.
Shaundon Holmstrom is a Mathematical Science graduate, currently working in healthcare research ...
Cindy Gonzalez-Silva, E.I.T
Even as a child, Cindy was passionate about creating and understanding how things work. Discovering Chemical Engineering, she learned she could convert “useless” materials into amazing products with commercial demand; that she could improve the lives of others and help make the environment better.
Embarking on the journey, she graduated university and is a Chemical-Engineer-in-Training registered with APEGA and making a difference. She realized she had the skills and knowledge to make the most of what resources there are. Her vision is to develop new products in ethical and sustainable ways and create solutions to many of the challenges facing the world today.
Cindy has experience working in the oil and gas industry and in scientific research. As part of the Heavy Oil and Gas Reservoir team, she supported the Sask East Cold Production team in conducting depletion radius analysis and identifying economically feasible areas to drill wells with reduced risk of heavy depletion. Her experience at CanmetENERGY involved Oil Sands Compatibility Studies optimizing the processability of oil sands bitumen and crude oil blends for industry applications (pipelining, storage, upgrading, refining, production and crude desalting). She had the opportunity to run a Hot Liquid Process Simulator to test fouling propensities and safely operate a batch reactor for coking studies.
Currently Cindy is igniting the passions of a new generation of problem solvers and out-of-the-box thinkers at the Edmonton Coding Academy. “Children get excited when they discover that Technology can be used to find interesting solutions and that Sequencing and Mathematics are Fun!”
Cindy joined the YPE board in 2017 and is excited to continue building community and exchanging knowledge and expertise with industry. “Chemical Engineering is more than making processes profitable, together, we can make a difference!”
Even as a child, Cindy was passionate about creating and understanding how ...