Paul R. Baay
Board of Directors,
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Big Data Technology, the Energy Sector and the Economy
Mr. Baay has over 25 years of experience leading oil and gas exploration and production companies and is currently our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Baay established Touchstone Energy Inc. and was the former Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from July 2010 to May 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Baay was Managing Director of Abacus Energy, part of Abacus Private Equity from 2007 through 2010 and was a Senior Officer of True Energy Inc. from 2000 through 2007. From 2005 to 2012 he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Vero Energy Inc. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Request Seismic Surveys Ltd. and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Remington Energy Ltd. from 1991 to 1999.
Mr. Baay is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Art Gallery of Canada. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with a BA in administrative and commercial studies.