HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jackie Sheppard, Chair of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) today announced the appointments of James (Jim) Bertram and Jochen Tilk to Emera’s Board of Directors. The appointments are effective July 10th, 2018.
Mr. Bertram is currently Chair of the Board, and is the former President and Chief Executive Officer, of Keyera Corporation based in Calgary, Alberta. He spent 16 years building the company into one of Canada’s leading publicly-traded, midstream oil and gas operators. Mr. Bertram led the company in significant growth and major acquisitions, while enabling consistent delivery of value to customers and shareholders.
Mr. Tilk is Executive Chair of Nutrien Inc., a Canadian global supplier of agricultural products and services based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Previously, Mr. Tilk spent 15 years with Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based, international metals company, with 5 of those years as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. During this time, Mr. Tilk helped significantly grow the company’s market capitalization and led multi-billion-dollar capital expenditure programs.
“Both Jim and Jochen have extensive experience leading and building Canadian, publicly-traded companies,” says Sheppard. “I am delighted to welcome Jim and Jochen to the Board of Emera. Their vast business, board and public market depth, combined with their respective backgrounds in the energy and natural resources sectors make them each a great addition to our Board.”
As Emera continues to grow, the Company remains committed to the highest standards of corporate governance. The Board continually strives for diversity of experience, thought and gender and works to maintain a strong Board to guide Emera today and into the future.
Emera is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia with approximately $29 billion in assets and 2017 revenues of more than $6 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, gas transmission and distribution, and utility energy services with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera continues to target achieving a minimum of 75% of its adjusted net income from rate‐regulated businesses. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional Information can be accessed at www.emera.com or at www.sedar.com.