Chris O’Riley

President and CEO, BC Hydro

Chris O’Riley leads BC Hydro, B.C.’s largest Crown corporation and the fourth largest company in the province as ranked by annual revenue. Powered by water, BC Hydro safely provides reliable, affordable, clean electricity to its five million customers. Chris has held positions throughout the organization and across the province during his 32-year career with BC Hydro, including working with customers, leading operations, overseeing capital projects, and managing risk for BC Hydro’s trading subsidiary, Powerex. Chris is a Professional Engineer in electrical engineering and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Speaker Sessions

The Critical Role of Critical Infrastructure: Enabling a Water Secure, Net-Zero Future

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stéphanie Vaillancourt President, Canada, AtkinsRéalis
Chris O'Riley President and CEO, BC Hydro
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
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