GLOBE 2016 Speaker

Siegfried Kiefer

President & Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Utilities Limited

Siegfried Kiefer

Siegfried Kiefer is President & Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company with more than 6,800 employees and assets of approximately $16 billion. Canadian Utilities Limited delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide, with leading companies engaged in Utilities, Energy and Structures & Logistics.

Mr. Kiefer was named President in May 2015 after serving as ATCO’s Chief Operating Officer, Power & Utilities since July 2013.Formerly he was Managing Director, Utilities Business Group, where he oversaw the operations of ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric and ATCO Pipelines, along with subsidiaries Northland Utilities Limited and ATCO Electric Yukon. He also oversaw the formation and operations of ATCO Energy

Services, and served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for ATCO Group for more than 11 years until late 2009. Mr. Kiefer’s career with ATCO Group began in 1983 when he started with Canadian Western Natural Gas as a Financial Analyst, and later appointed to various technical and management roles within Canadian Utilities’ Information Services.

In 1997, Mr. Kiefer transferred to ATCO Gas Services Ltd., now known as ATCO Energy Solutions, as Manager, Utility Services. One year later, he was appointed Vice President, Information Technology & CIO within ATCO Group, and took on the added role as President, ATCO I-Tek in 1999. In July 2000, Mr. Kiefer was appointed Managing Director, Technologies Business Group, ATCO Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Limited, where he oversaw the operations of ATCO I-Tek while retaining the CIO role within ATCO’s head office.

Mr. Kiefer has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. He is married to Colleen and has a son, Stefan and a daughter, Reegan.