Take 5 with 2021 Top 50 CEO award winner Gilles Volpé

Posted on September 06, 2021 | Atlantic Business Magazine | 0 Comments



As the vice president and general manager of Liberty in New Brunswick, Gilles Volpé has successfully led this natural gas distribution utility through its strongest growth in seven years, as well as reducing the total cost of natural gas for its customers by 35 per cent since 2014.

For this episode of Take 5 with the Top 50, Peter Morin—principal, national cybersecurity leader, assurance services with Top 50 CEO presenting sponsor Grant Thornton—digs deeper to find out what makes this award-winning leader tick.

In this revealing conversation, Volpé shares the three lessons he learned from Gerry Pond, a person he describes as “the most inspiring leader I’ve eve worked with”.

Morin also delves into the surprisingly altruistic motives that drive Volpé’s professional career, the opportunities (and threats) for the local energy sector from climate change and how Volpé lowers costs for customers without undermining his responsibility to create profit for shareholders.

Saving the best for last, their final discussion is on the subject of a national energy policy in relation to interprovincial trade and investment. What would Volpé change and why? You’ll have to watch the video below to find out.

For each episode of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Take 5 with the Top 50 CEOs video series, we ask five questions of a Top 50 CEO award winner.

Nominations for the 2022 Top 50 CEO awards are now open. Click HERE to nominate.



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