Steve Williams is president and chief executive officer of Suncor Energy Inc.
Steve’s career with Suncor began in May 2002 when he was appointed executive vice president, Corporate Development and chief financial officer. He has also served as executive vice president, Oil Sands and chief operating officer.
Steve has more than 38 years of international energy industry experience, including 18 years at Esso/Exxon. Steve is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is one of 12 founding CEOs of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), a member of the advisory board of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, and a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Steve also serves as vice-chair of the Alberta Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy.
He is active in the community, having co-chaired the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala in Calgary, as part of the 2014 Celebration of Excellence in Alberta that raised proceeds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation. He also serves as co-Chair of Indspire’s "Building Brighter Futures Campaign."
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Exeter University and is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School as well as the business economics program at Oxford University.
Steve kicks off Suncor's 2011 United Way campaign which raised more than $6.2 million company-wide.
Steve prepares to drop the puck at the Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss, an event that encourages fans of the Calgary Hitmen to donate teddy bears for kids in need at Christmastime.
Steve happily helped Suncor's volunteers serve a hearty Stampede breakfast to 20,000 attendees at Suncor Energy Family Day.
As a founding member of the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Steve believes that improving the environmental performance of the oil sands requires increased and improved collaboration.