Glen Schmidt (MBA‘94/BSc’81)
Glen Schmidt is a Haskayne distinguished leader, President and CEO of Calgary-based Laricina Energy Ltd. He received the 2014 Haskayne Management Alumni Excellency (“MAX”) Award, the business school’s highest alumni honour.
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Glen holds both a MBA and BSc in Chemical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary. He also received the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Prairies Regions in the category of Energy Development and Production at the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This award celebrated his outstanding entrepreneurial contribution in Canada and all over the world. Schmidt’s nomination was based on his drive and perseverance in founding and successfully managing privately-held Laricina Energy Ltd., as well as his entrepreneurial tenacity.
In addition to his work at Laricina, Schmidt is a trustee of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Science and Technology, a director for Whitehorn Resources Inc., as well as past chairman and currently a director of the In Situ Oil Sands Alliance (IOSA). In the past, Schmidt sat on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), has also served as Director of INHOUSE Attainable Housing Society of Calgary, and Director for Elkhorn Resources Inc. and Argent Energy Trust.
Passionate about the University of Calgary, Laricina Energy and Glen recently contributed nearly $1 million to the Engineering Leaders campaign at the Schulich School of Engineering, funding a five-year scholarship program, a chemical and petroleum engineering graduate student space, a boardroom in the new engineering building expansion, and a portion of the Canada Research Chair in Energy and Imaging.
Schmidt has also recently joined the Engineering Leaders campaign cabinet in a volunteer capacity, once again showing his commitment to enhancing the post-secondary experience for other promising entrepreneurs. Glen joined Haskayne’s Management Advisory Council, where he and other distinguished experts share their business acumen to proactively prepare students for future business challenges. As a Haskayne Founder Circle Member, Glen volunteers his expertise to enhance the post-secondary experience for students and emerging entrepreneurs.
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