Conversation with OPG’s CEO: Nuclear as a Key Engine of Ontario’s Future

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Conversation with OPG CEO Ken Hartwick: Nuclear as a key engine of Ontario’s Future

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Join Ken Hartwick, President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation, and Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, as they come together for a virtual fireside chat to discuss the importance of nuclear energy as a key part of Ontario’s future.

OPG's completion of the Darlington Unit 2 Refurbishment project, represents a historic milestone for Ontario. This timely conversation will provide insights on the importance of this incredible accomplishment, the timeline for the refurbishment process, and what's next for OPG.

What? Conversation with OPG CEO Ken Hartwick: Nuclear as a key engine of Ontario’s Future

When? Thursday, July 9 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Where? Join us virtually wherever you are!

Speaker Biographies:

Ken Hartwick President and Chief Executive Officer Ontario Power Generation

Ken Hartwick is Ontario Power Generation’s President and CEO. Ken joined OPG in March 2016 as OPG’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President OPG, where he led all operations under Finance, Business Development, Strategy, and Risk. As CFO and SVP Finance, Ken also led the launch of Canada’s first utility green bond as well as OPG’s expansion to the U.S. through the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC.

Ken joined OPG from Wellspring Financial Corporation, where he was CFO and Treasurer. He was also interim President and CEO at Atlantic Power Corporation, a generating company that does business in Canada and the U.S. For ten years prior, Ken was the President and CEO of Just Energy Corporation, a Canadian- based energy retailer. In addition, he held the position of CFO at Hydro One between 2001 and 2004. He also held senior positions at Cap Gemini and was a partner at the accounting firm Ernst and Young.

Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration. He serves on a number of boards.

Originally from Norwood, Ontario (near Peterborough), Ken now lives in Milton with his wife and has three grown children.

Rocco Rossi - President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

A successful entrepreneur and business executive, champion fundraiser, and dedicated public servant, Rocco Rossi joins the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in 2018 as President and CEO.

Coming from his role as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada and earlier as the CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation – one of Canada’s largest non-profit organizations – Rossi has overseen consecutive years of record fundraising combining for over $600 million in total and launching many new, life-saving initiatives.

His passion for public policy has led him to stand for election both for the position of Mayor of Toronto and for MPP.

Mr. Rossi has held senior positions at the Boston Consulting Group, TORSTAR, Labatt/Interbrew and MGI Software. He is a graduate of McGill and Princeton.

Rossi currently serves as a member of the Board and Audit Committee of TerraVest Industries. A past board member of United Way of Greater Toronto and other charities, Mr. Rossi has been an active community builder. In fact, in 2012 he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his Philanthropic and Community service.

A dedicated adventurer, Rocco has walked the legendary Camino de Santiago several times, cycled the 1900 km length of Yonge Street from Rainy River to Toronto, kayaked the 500 km from Toronto to Ottawa, and climbed to Everest Base Camp.

Mr. Rossi has a BA (Hons) in political science from McGill University and a Masters of Arts in politics from Princeton University. He is married to his wife of 33-years, Rhonnie, and they have a 30-year-old son, Domenic John, who is a teacher.


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For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

Join us today. Visit occ.ca to find out more.

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