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John Kousinioris

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

Appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of TransAlta Corporation in 2021, John 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 Director of TransAlta Renewables from 2017 – 2021.

Under John’s leadership, TransAlta successfully launched its Clean Electricity Growth Plan, which will see the Company invest $3.6 billion to add 1.75 gigawatts of new generation to TransAlta’s portfolio by 2028.

John is an active member of his community, serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Bow Valley College, as a Director on the Board of the Calgary Stampede Foundation and as a Board Member of Axis Connects. 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. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2023 in recognition of his contributions and service to the Province of Alberta in the field of business, commerce, industry and economics.

John earned 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 also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

John and his family live in Calgary.