2 execs join C-suite at Enbridge following promotion

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Enbridge Inc., under the guidance of President & Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel, has unveiled significant changes in its top-tier management, set to take effect on January 1, 2024. These transformative appointments come on the heels of pivotal decisions by two key executives, Bob Rooney, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, and Byron Neiles, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, who will relinquish their current roles on December 31, 2023, before transitioning into the roles of Executive Advisors to Enbridge, providing invaluable support during the transition period and for ongoing projects until their retirement in mid-2024.

The first of these notable appointments is Mr. Reggie Hedgebeth, who assumes the role of Executive Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Legal Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Hedgebeth will oversee a multifaceted portfolio that encompasses Legal Services, Ethics & Compliance, Corporate Security, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, and Aviation. His extensive experience in leadership positions makes him a valuable addition to Enbridge’s executive team. Most recently, Mr. Hedgebeth served as the Chief Legal Officer at Capital Group. Prior to this role, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Administrative Officer at Marathon Oil Corporation. Mr. Hedgebeth’s career journey also includes serving as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer for Spectra Energy Corp. He has held prominent legal roles at Circuit City Stores and The Home Depot. His legal expertise is underpinned by his education, having graduated from Harvard Law School and Penn State University.

Complementing this appointment is the designation of Ms. Laura Buss Sayavedra as Senior Vice President, Projects & Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Buss Sayavedra’s expanded role encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities, including Human Resources, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management, Projects, Safety & Reliability, Environment, Land & Right-of-Way. Her extensive track record of leadership within Enbridge positions her well for this multifaceted role. Notably, she played a pivotal role in overseeing the intricate implementation of Enbridge’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system over several years. Prior to this, Ms. Buss Sayavedra held the role of Vice President responsible for Treasury and Strategy at Spectra Energy Corp. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of Spectra Energy Partners and held various leadership roles in finance, strategy, and business development at Duke Energy. Her academic credentials include degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Columbia University.

These strategic appointments underscore Enbridge Inc.’s commitment to fortifying its leadership ranks and positioning the company for continued success in the evolving landscape of energy and infrastructure. As the industry undergoes transformative shifts, Enbridge is strategically aligning its leadership to navigate these changes and capitalise on emerging opportunities in the sector.