Mr. Stephen Mason
CEO & Senior Managing Director, Project Reconciliation
Stephen Mason is a seasoned leader and advocate for Indigenous empowerment in the energy sector. With over four decades of experience, he has played a pivotal role in developing domestic and international energy business opportunities. As the CEO and Senior Managing Director of Project Reconciliation, Stephen is at the forefront of an Indigenous focused initiative to establish a foundation to grow inclusive Indigenous inter-generational wealth in Canada through securing majority Indigenous ownership in major infrastructure and energy transition projects, including the 100% Indigenous ownership of Trans Mountain Corporation. Stephen's notable achievements include his involvement in the strategic business development and start-up of seven energy companies, with Artumas Group Inc. being the most significant. Under his leadership, Artumas Group Inc. achieved an impressive enterprise value of $1 billion and employed over 200 individuals in Canada, Tanzania, and Mozambique. Stephen's expertise in capital funding has resulted in the successful acquisition of over US$700 million from North America, Europe, and the Middle East. One of Stephen's key contributions was conceptualizing, initiating, negotiating, and developing a fully integrated energy project in Tanzania, involving capital expenditures exceeding US$220 million. This project included the proving and green-field development of a world-class natural gas resource, establishing gas processing facilities, a marine and terrestrial pipeline, and a gas-fired power facility. Stephen also fostered capacity development and built strong government relationships in East African countries, such as Tanzania, Kenya, and Mozambique. Stephen's remarkable track record extends to his involvement with other companies, including Kainji International Ltd., Westleaf Inc., Talio Energy Ltd., and Tonare Energy, LLC. In these roles, he contributed to various aspects of the energy sector, from upstream investments and downstream infrastructure development to heavy oil production. As Chairman and CEO of Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc. (RETI), Stephen continues his mission of empowering Indigenous communities. RETI focuses on developing new energy transition projects with material Indigenous equity ownership, prioritizing Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and emphasizing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Stephen's dedication and vision for Indigenous economic empowerment have garnered recognition, including being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) for his outstanding work. His leadership has been instrumental in driving Project Reconciliation's vision and ensuring a collective commitment to reconciliation. Stephen's passion, patience, dedication, and eternal optimism inspire others to strive for a more inclusive and sustainable future in the energy sector.
19-Sep-2023Auditorium 2Canada Session: Collaborating on CCUS Projects to Drive Deployment Success