As executive vice president, Kris Smith leads Suncor’s downstream operations. In this role, Kris has overall responsibility for operation of Suncor’s North American refining network, as well as industrial, commercial and retail marketing of refined products under the Petro-Canada™ brand. Kris is also accountable for Suncor’s worldwide lubricants business, renewable energy portfolio and energy supply and trading activities.
Since joining Suncor in 2000, Kris has held a variety of roles. Most recently, he served as Suncor’s senior vice president, Supply Trading & Corporate Development, where he was responsible for marketing, logistics and energy trading, corporate strategic planning and development, and the company’s business process and information services. Kris has also held positions in the General Counsel’s office, the U.S. downstream business and at Suncor’s Oil Sands operation.
Kris obtained his bachelor of arts with honours from the University of Alberta in 1992, and his bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University in 1995. He is a member of the Alberta and Colorado bars. Prior to joining Suncor, Kris was a lawyer at a respected law firm in Calgary, Alta.
Kris sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Fuels Association, as well as on the board of directors of Actua, Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics youth outreach organization. He is also Chair for the 2016 United Way Region of Peel Campaign.