Steve Williams was appointed president and a member of Suncor’s Board of Directors on Dec. 1, 2011. He became chief executive officer during the company’s AGM in May 2012.
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 35 years of international energy industry experience. Before his appointment to Suncor, Steve was responsible for Octel Corporation's global operations. In his early career, he worked for Esso/Exxon for 18 years.
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 in Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA); a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; and part of the Alberta School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Alberta.
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.