Harrie’s Bio

Dr. Harrie Vredenburg is a leading scholar of strategy, innovation, sustainability and governance in the global energy industry and holds the Suncor Chair in Strategy and Sustainability at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He was one of the visionaries who founded Haskayne’s Global Energy Executive MBA and was its Academic Director for 8 years. He also holds appointments as a Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and an International Research Fellow at the Said Business School at Oxford University in the UK. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 papers in international journals including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, MIT Sloan Management Review,
Harvard Business Review, Energy Policy, Energies, Technovation and International Journal of Economics &Business Research. He has coauthored government reports on regulation, innovation and nuclear energy. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited more than 7,000 times. A popular teacher, he lectures in MBA, Executive MBA, doctoral, executive development and corporate directors programs. He was honoured with the 2016-2017 Haskayne MBA Society Top MBA Teacher Award, based on a vote by MBA students. He was also voted 2015-2016 Haskayne MBA Society Top MBA Teacher. In 2018 he was Visiting Scholar at the Pacific Ctr for Renewable Energy. He is a non-executive member of the boards of directors of several publicly-traded and private international energy companies. He is executive member of the board of Project
Reconciliation, a First Nations-led initiative to establish a low-carbon Indigenous Sovereign Wealth Fund in which to invest the income from a material Indigenous equity ownership of Canada’s TransMountain pipeline.