Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #33 — Elyse Allan

Influencing the future of major industries

Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada
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#33: Elyse Allan

President & CEO, GE Canada

Why she matters: Influencing the future of major industries

Elyse Allan was recently chosen to sit on Alberta’s economic diversification panel, which will recommend ways for the province to wean itself off the struggling energy industry. Allan has also been instrumental in the formation of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, whose member companies have partnered with GE to develop technology that reduces the financial and environmental costs of energy extraction. GE Canada’s parent, meanwhile, is moving manufacturing jobs back to North America; Allan could help secure some of those jobs for Canada.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #32 Ed Clark
▼ #34 Daryl Katz