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Karen Nielsen, ICD.D


Ms. Nielsen is the Managing Director, Global Renewables for ATCO Group; formerly, she held the role of Chief Development Officer at Seven Generations Energy, a company specializing in the development and value-optimization of high-quality, tight-rock, natural gas resource plays. Prior to joining Seven Generations in 2019, Ms. Nielsen served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Generation at ATCO Electricity Generation, and Vice President, Operations at ARC Resources Ltd. from 2013 to 2017.  With 30 years of oil and gas operations, production and exploitation experience, Ms. Nielsen brings financial and technical acumen, and a proven record of performance in operations excellence, innovation and profitability.  Her financial and commercial literacy is underpinned by experience in corporate reporting, financial accounting, reserves evaluations and NI 51-101 compliant resource assessments.  Ms. Nielsen has a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation, has completed the Global Institute for Leadership Development program and has attended the Governor’s General Leadership conference.  She is also a member of APEGGA, APEGBC, Institute of Corporate Directors, Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources and is a lifetime Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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Managing Director, Global Renewables for ATCO Group