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Russell K. Girling, President and Chief Executive Officer
Russ Girling assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 1, 2010. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing TransCanada Corporation’s Pipeline and Energy businesses, corporate development activities and strategies, operations and major projects, and corporate services. Prior to serving as COO, Mr. Girling was President, Pipelines of TransCanada Corporation, where he had overall responsibility for TransCanada Corporation’s regulated businesses, including gas and oil pipelines in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Girling was previously Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of TransCanada. He had overall responsibility for finance, accounting, treasury, tax, risk management, strategy, corporate development, and investor relations. Through 2001, he was also President of TransCanada Gas Services and was responsible for its ultimate disposition. In 1995 Mr. Girling was appointed Executive Vice-President, Power where he had overall responsibility for the creation and management of the TransCanada subsidiary, TransCanada Power, including the creation of TransCanada Power, L.P. Prior to joining TransCanada in 1994, Mr. Girling held several marketing and management positions at Suncor Inc., Northridge Petroleum Marketing and Dome Petroleum. Mr. Girling is currently a Director of Agrium Inc. He is the former Chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the Natural Gas Council (NGC), and a former Director of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TC PipeLines GP, Inc. (general partner of TC PipeLines, LP). Mr. Girling is also the former Chairman of TransCanada Power, L.P. and a former Director of Bruce Power Inc. Mr. Girling is a Director of the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic and was a member of the 2010 United Way of Calgary and Area Cabinet. Mr. Girling was a 1998/1999 recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award for leadership excellence for Canadians under the age of 40. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Haskayne School of Business Management Alumni Excellence (MAX) Award. Mr. Girling holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Calgary.
Donald R. Marchand, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
As Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Don Marchand is responsible for financial reporting, taxation, finance, treasury, risk management, and investor relations for TransCanada Corporation. Previous to this appointment, Mr. Marchand was Vice-President, Finance and Treasurer overseeing the Company’s finance, treasury, trading and financial risk and pension asset management functions and served as a member of TransCanada’s Capital, Exposure and Pension Committees. Since joining the company in 1994, Mr. Marchand has held a variety of progressively more senior roles with the organization and was appointed Vice-President, Finance and Treasurer in September 1999. Prior to coming to TransCanada, Mr. Marchand worked at Trizec Corporation Ltd. in a number of accounting and treasury roles as well as at Clarkson Gordon, a predecessor firm to Ernst & Young. Mr. Marchand is a member of the Calgary Society of Financial Analysts and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Mr. Marchand holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from the University of Manitoba. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1988 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1994.
Alexander J. Pourbaix, President, Energy and Oil Pipelines
Alex Pourbaix is President, Energy and Oil Pipelines. He is responsible for TransCanada Corporation’s non-regulated businesses, including power and non-regulated gas storage, as well as the oil pipeline business. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pourbaix was President, Energy and Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development responsible for TransCanada’s non-regulated businesses, as well as acquisitions, divestments and execution of major transactions in both Energy and Pipelines. He is also responsible for the operation of Cancarb Limited, a carbon black manufacturing business owned and operated by TransCanada and TransCanada Turbines Ltd., the world leader in the aeroderivative gas turbine overhaul and repair business. Mr. Pourbaix holds a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Alberta.

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