John Kousinioris

President, Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Director

John Kousinioris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta.

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. 

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 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 is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Bow Valley College.