Patrick Daniel held the position of President and CEO of Enbridge Inc. from January 2001 to October 2012. Pat's energy experience spans over 40 years. His background includes process engineering, information technology, business development, and corporate planning with Hudsons Bay Oil and Gas and Enbridge (and its predecessor companies). He was responsible for the start-up of Enbridge's technology and consulting business unit, its international division,and its expansion into the Natural Gas business. As CEO, Patrick led Enbridge's entry in wind, solar and geothermal energy. During his tenure as CEO, Enbridge was named Canada's most sustainable corporation and always among the Top 100 in sustainability in the world. Pat is a director of Cenovus Energy Inc, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and he chairs the North American Review Board of Air Liquide.
Patrick is an active industry and community volunteer. He was a director of the American Petroleum Institute, a volunteer with the United Way and a supporter of the Nature Conservancy. He chaired a campaign for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to build a new, integrated cancer care facility in Calgary and advises the Light Up The World charity. He has travelled to three continents on projects to bring energy to those who cannot afford it. In 2007, he was named Canadian Energy person of the year by the Energy Council of Canada. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the University of Calgary and the Chamber of Commerce. Patrick was named 2010 Resource Person of the Year by the Alberta Chamber of Resources.
In 2011 he was awarded Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Award as chosen by an independent national advisory board.
In 2013 he was named Canadian Business Leader of the Year as awarded by the University of Alberta. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science Degree from the UBC.