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They fervently believe that a new approach is needed if Canada wants to gain new market access for Canada’s bitumen.

And that this must include building the world’s greenest refinery in BC, transporting our feedstock in the safest manner over land, and not shipping any raw bitumen in tankers on our northwest coastal waters, thus helping to protect one of the most unspoiled and diverse environments in the world.

They have also brought to the company the heartfelt concept of “First Nations First” as the new industry standard. Thus PFEC is in full support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][grve_single_image image=”487″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][grve_title title=”Executive Chairman – Samer F. Salameh” heading=”h4″ line_type=”line”][vc_column_text]Samer F. Salameh has more than 25 years experience as a senior executive in the United States, Latin America and the Middle East.

He is known in the international Business Development field as a distinguished strategist, a turn-around specialist, and a broker of multi-billion dollar deals.

Most recently, Mr. Salameh managed new business development at Grupo Salinas, a multi-billion-dollar industrial conglomerate operating in 11 countries. He led the deployment of one of the largest greenfield fibre-optics infrastructure projects in the world.

Previously he was the CEO of Prodigy Communications (the US internet pioneer) which he took public as 1999’s biggest tech IPO on NASDAQ.

With PFEC, Mr. Salameh is a cofounder and an investor, as well as the executive chairman.

He holds a masters degree in international business from the Fletcher School and a BS in management and economics from Polytechnic University. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][grve_single_image image=”105″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][grve_title title=”Shawn A-in-chut Atleo” heading=”h4″ line_type=”line”][vc_column_text]Shawn A-in-chut Atleo is a Hereditary Chief from BC‘s Ahousaht First Nation. Traditional teachings have guided him to serve First Nations as a leader, facilitator, mediator, planner, and teacher.

A former co-chair of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Counci, he was elected as BC Regional Chief in 2009, and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2009 and 2012.

A tireless national advocate for First Nations education, he continues to make education a priority with academic appointments at Vancouver Island University and the University of Toronto. He is also the Chair of Reconciliation Canada.

As an entrepreneur, A-in-chut fouses on empowering First Nations to build sustainable development based on rights, title, and treaty rights.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][grve_single_image image=”855″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][grve_title title=”Stockwell Day” heading=”h4″ line_type=”line”][vc_column_text]The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC, is Canada’s former minister of international trade, minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and regional minister for BC. He was also the leader of Canada’s Official Opposition (2000-2001). Before that he served as treasurer (minister of finance) and acting premier of Alberta.

Mr. Day serves on a number of corporate boards and NGOs, including Telus, RCI Capital, Western One Equity, Baylin Technologies, AWZ Ventures, the International Federation of Christians and Jews, the Canada-India Business Council, the Canada-China Business Council (vice-chair), and the Council on Jewish and Israel Affairs. He also serves as a Distinguished Fellow for the Asia Pacific Foundation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][grve_single_image image=”647″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][grve_title title=”W.E. (Bill) Elkington” heading=”h4″ line_type=”line”][vc_column_text]

Bill Elkington, a civil engineer, is president of the JV Driver Group of Companies.

He has grown the group from a small company on Vancouver Island in 1989, to a multi-national conglomerate in industrial and commercial construction, fabrication and maintenance, and marine products and services.

JV Driver has completed projects as large as $1.2 billion in the Canadian oilsands and executes more than $1 billion of work annually in Canada, the U.S. and Caribbean.  It has some 5,000 employees, and offices in BC, Alberta, Newfoundland, Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana.

Elkington won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Prairie Region in 2010.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][grve_single_image image=”901″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][grve_title title=”Mark Marissen” heading=”h4″ line_type=”line”][vc_column_text]Over the past two decades, Mark Marissen has provided strategic advice and public-consultation services to major public entities and infrastructure projects.

Key clients have included the Prince Rupert Port Authority, Fraser River Port Authority, the Vancouver Airport Authority, Council of Forest Industries, BC Ferries, CIBC World Markets, the Metro Vancouver SkyTrain Extension Project, and the Richmond Airport-Vancouver Canada Line SkyTrain transit project.

A noted political strategist, Mr. Marissen served as national campaign co-chair for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2008 national election, and has served as a political strategist for many other campaigns at federal, provincial and local levels.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][grve_single_image image=”538″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][grve_title title=”Richard Neale” heading=”h4″ line_type=”line”][vc_column_text]Richard Neale has more than 30 years experience in executing offshore and onshore projects in the UK, Indonesia, and Canada. He is a mechanical engineer with a master of science degree in project management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

For the past five years, Mr. Neale has led major projects in the Alberta oilsands, including CNRL Horizon and the Kearl Oil Sands Project.

He joined SNC-Lavalin in 2013 as senior vice-president, Canada, oil and gas. Mr. Neale has also served with SLP Engineering, Arco British Ltd., BP Projects and, most recently, 13 years with AMEC Group Ltd.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]