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Convocation date: May 29, 2003
Discipline / contribution: business and industry - oil industry ; community service
Citation / biographical information:
DougIas D. Baldwin was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He received his Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1958.Degree received: Doctor of Laws
Mr. Baldwin has had a distinguished career in the oil industry. In 1983, Mr. Baldwin was named Production Manager, Producing Department, Exxon Corporation in New York and returned to Esso Resources Canada Limited in 1986 when he was appointed Vice-President of Business Services. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Esso Resources Canada Limited in January 1988. Mr. Baldwin was appointed as a Director of Exxon Production Research Company in February, 1988, and a Director of Imperial Oil in October, 1988. He was named to the position of Senior Vice- President and Director of Imperial Oil Limited, with responsibility for the resources division of Imperial Oil in 1992. In 1994, Mr. Baldwin was appointed a Director of the Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation, and appointed a Director of Exxon Exploration Company in 1996. Mr. Baldwin retired from Imperial Oil and its affiliated companies at the end of 1998.
Mr. Baldwin was elected to the TransCanada Board of Directors on April 30, 1999, and was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 1999. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, TransCanada PipeLines Limited on September 22, 1999, retiring from the position on May 1, 2001. His affiliations include being a member of the Board of Governors, University of Calgary, Member of the Board of Directors of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, Talisman Energy Inc., UTS Energy Corporation, Citadel Group of Funds, Calgary Airport Authority. His past affiliations included being a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Energy Research Institute, former Director of the Alberta Research Council, former Vice-President of Alberta Clean Air Strategic Alliance, and Past Chairman of the Canadian Petroleum Association, Canadian Oilmenâ€™s Executive Association, Calgary Zoo Foundation, and Past President of the Calgary Petroleum Club. The sum of his work-related achievements, industry commitments, and community service are indicative of an outstanding individual deserving of public and scholarly recognition.
Degree presented by: Peter MacKinnon, President
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