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David P. O'Brien DAVID P. O'BRIEN,
Chairman of the Board
Royal Bank of Canada
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David P. O'Brien has served on the board of Royal Bank of Canada since May 7, 1996 and was appointed chairman of the board on February 27, 2004.

Mr. O'Brien is currently Chairman of the Board of EnCana Corporation, a position he has held since April 5, 2002.

Mr. O'Brien began his career as an Associate and, later, Partner of Ogilvy Renault in 1967. In 1978 he joined Petro-Canada, where he held the position of Executive Vice President and other senior management positions. Mr. O'Brien joined PanCanadian Petroleum in 1990, where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer until 1995. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Pacific Limited in 1995, and in 1996, was named the company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. From October 2001 to April 2002, Mr. O'Brien was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PanCanadian Energy Corporation, which merged with Alberta Energy Company Ltd. in April 2002 to form EnCana Corporation.

In addition to the boards he chairs, Mr. O'Brien's directorships include Fairmont Hotel and Resorts, Inco Limited, TransCanada PipeLines Limited, Molson Inc., and the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mr. O'Brien graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1965, and a B.A. (Honours Economics) from Loyola College (Montreal) in 1962.

Mr. O'Brien holds an Honourary Doctorate of Civil Law from Bishops University in 1998, and an Honourary Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship (International) from Mount Royal College in 2000.

Mr. O'Brien, married with three children, lives in Calgary, Alberta.


 

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