Mr. Bhatia served 10 years as a Deputy Minister with the Province of Alberta responsible for four major portfolios: Finance, Revenue, Seniors and Government Services. He is an experienced senior executive with more than 30 years of management and leadership experience. He has had significant responsibility for execution of multiple major corporate and financing transactions including the creation of TELUS and divestiture of an interest in Syncrude. Robert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Alberta and a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D certification and has been an examiner for the Institute. Until recently, he was a Public Member on the City of Edmonton’s Audit Committee. He chairs the Alberta Insurance Council Audit Committee.
Robert was appointed Chair of the Balancing Pool Board of Directors effective November 30, 2016.