John K. Whelen
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
John Whelen was appointed EVP and Chief Development Officer (CDO) on June 1, 2019.
Previously Enbridge’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, in his new role John oversees corporate strategy, corporate development, including new growth platforms, capital allocation and investment review. It also has oversight for energy marketing (Tidal) and a stand-alone power business (commercial and operations). He will continue to be accountable for the ERP Program until the detailed design phase is complete.
John has been part of the Enbridge team since 1992, when he assumed the Manager of Treasury role at Consumers Gas (now Enbridge Gas Distribution). Since that time, he has held a series of executive positions with increasing responsibility, including treasury, risk management, corporate planning and development, and financial reporting. John served as the chief financial officer, and then president, of former Enbridge sponsored affiliate Enbridge Income Fund, during which time he led the business through a period of significant growth. Most recently as EVP/CFO, he held responsibility for the company’s financial reporting function, as well as for Enbridge’s tax, treasury and risk management functions.
Throughout his history with the company, John has developed extensive experience in capital markets, and has been instrumental in securing billions of dollars in growth capital funding for Enbridge.
John holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in finance from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and a bachelor of science (BSc) degree in economics from the University of Victoria.