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John Kousinioris

John Kousinioris, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Corporate Director
TransAlta Corporation

Appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of TransAlta Corporation in 2021, Mr. Kousinioris is responsible for the overall stewardship of the company, including providing strategic leadership as the company navigates the transition to net zero and achieves its clean energy goals. John’s prior leadership roles as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Chief Growth Officer and, most recently, Chief Operating Officer, have provided him with responsibility for almost every aspect of TransAlta’s business.  He has overseen operations, shared services, commercial, trading, customer solutions, hedging and optimization and business development. John also served as President and a Corporate Director of TransAlta Renewables from 2017 – 2021.

Prior to joining TransAlta, John was a partner and co-head of the corporate commercial department at Bennet Jones LLP.  He has extensive experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

John is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Bow Valley College and a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Stampede Foundation. John is also a member of the Business Council of Canada, the Business Council of Alberta and the Net Zero Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration degree from York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.  He has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. 

John and his family live in Calgary.