Nnaziri Ihejirika has a passion for sustainable energy, leadership and unlocking operational potential; and has demonstrated his multifaceted abilities across the energy value chain, from strategy to development and operations.

Nnaziri is currently accountable for the availability and reliability of Suncor Energy’s thirteen midstream liquid fuels storage, processing and logistics facilities across Canada as manager, maintenance and reliability.

Prior to this, Nnaziri held roles of increasing leadership and business responsibility over fourteen years at Suncor, including operations manager at MacKay River – the first commercial steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project in Canada. As part of the latter role, he led the operational pilot of the Enhanced Solvent Extraction Incorporating Electromagnetic Heating (ESEIEH) technology at MacKay River. ESEIEH, funded by Suncor and partners including Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), has the potential to reduce the emissions associated with the SAGD process by up to 80%.

Nnaziri is also an emerging thought leader in the development of executable strategies for the energy transition and the decarbonization of heavy industry, with three papers published by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), an affiliate of the University of Oxford. In 2017 he founded Clean Efficiency, a sustainable energy collective.

Through Clean Efficiency, Nnaziri co-founded Electrify Capital which invests in and mentors sustainable energy start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa; and Energy Savers Nigeria, which coordinates energy conservation education and advocacy efforts in rural and peri-urban communities in Nigeria.

Nnaziri has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA specializing in energy management and strategy from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria.