The Canadian Petroleum Institute (CPI) has appointed Gerrit T. Maureau as its president and CEO. Maureau succeeds Craig McDonald, who had held the position of interim president since November 2003.
"The Canadian Petroleum Institute welcomes Mr. Maureau's international and local experience within both academia and
oilfield consulting/operations," said Carel Hoyer, chairman of CPI's board. "Gerrit will help us move CPI to the next level, and create value for our international clients and the Canadian petroleum industry, by delivering Canadian expertise through management and
Maureau has an extensive background in the international oil and
gas industry. Most recently, he was president of MaurOil International, a resource management consultancy he founded in 1988. In addition, he serves on the Petrolifera board of directors.
Maureau has a bachelor's in physics and geology and a master's in geophysics from the University of Alberta. He has held positions with Shell, Petro-Canada, Aberford Resources, and Wintershall. In addition, he was instrumental in the development of the Master of Oil and Gas Studies program at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland.