President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Vaasjo is the President and CEO of Capital Power and has been since the company’s initial public offering in July 2009. Under his leadership, Capital Power has become Alberta’s leading developer of new power generation and has successfully acquired and developed new renewable power projects in BC, Ontario, and the United States.
Brian possesses over 35 years of industry experience, which includes time as Executive Vice President of EPCOR and as President of EPCOR’s Energy Division. At EPCOR, he was responsible for regional power generation (including clean coal initiatives), water operations and the growth of EPCOR‘s competitive power and water businesses across North America, as well as development and acquisition. He also was with the Enbridge Group of Companies for 19 years, during which time he played a substantial role in acquisitions, developments, and public offerings.
Brian was President of Capital Power Income L.P. from September 2005 until July 2009, and Chairman of the Board of its general partner from July 2009 to November 2011.
Brian 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 Chartered Professional Accountants.
Brian is a member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada and serves on the University of Alberta School of Business Advisory Council. He is past Board Chair of the United Way, the Alberta Capital Region and the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). He also served on the Boards of the Alberta Society of Management Accountants and the Citadel Theatre. He and his wife Dawn live in Edmonton and have three children.