Doug Suttles joined Encana as President & CEO in June 2013. With over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various engineering and leadership roles, he is responsible for the overall success of Encana and for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of the organization.
Before joining Encana, Doug held a number of senior leadership posts at BP, including Chief Operating Officer, BP Exploration & Production, and President, BP Alaska. He was a member of the board of BP America as well as the BP America Operations Advisory Board. Previously, Doug served as President of BP Sakhalin Inc., where he was responsible for BP's activities in Sakhalin, Russia, and its joint venture with Rosneft, a major Russian oil company.
He held other senior leadership roles in BP, including Vice President for North Sea operations and President of BP's Trinidadian oil business. Prior to joining BP, Doug completed various production engineering assignments with Exxon from 1983 to 1988.
Over the course of his career, Doug has volunteered his time and talents to community organizations across North America. Doug is a member of the National Petroleum Council and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the American Exploration & Production Council and the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
Doug has served on the University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board since 2007 and was honored with the school’s Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. Doug graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.