Vice President, Corporate Relations
Pierre Alvarez was appointed Vice President, Corporate Relations for Nexen in March 2009. In that capacity he is responsible for strengthening Nexen’s reputation as a responsible energy developer and top employer. He is specifically accountable for government relations, internal and external communications, and Nexen’s community investment program, which helps build sustainable communities through donations, employee volunteering and matching grants. Pierre and his team are key drivers in enhancing Nexen’s brand – ensuring the company consistently and effectively responds to the issues that impact our business and our community neighbours.
Prior to joining Nexen, Pierre spent nine years as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the industry association representing more than 95% of Canadian oil sands, crude oil and natural gas production.
For more than a decade, Pierre worked in Canada’s far north in senior executive positions including Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the Government of the Northwest Territories and Chairman, President and CEO of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. Earlier in his career he worked in Ottawa with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and served as a government affairs consultant with Public Affairs International.
Pierre has a Master of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He has also taken the Director’s Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Pierre is active in numerous community and charitable organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He and his family enjoy spending time in the outdoors. In the winter, the Alvarez family enjoys skiing, while in the summer they enjoy hiking and fishing. Pierre is bilingual (French and English).