President and CEO
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 power projects in BC, Ontario, and the United States.
Brian possesses almost 40 years of industry experience, which includes time as Executive Vice President of EPCOR and as President of EPCOR’s Energy Division. 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 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.