Raylene Whitford – Emcee

Raylene Whitford is a Cree-Métis finance professional with a well-established career in the international energy industry. She is a member of the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board and the founder of INDIGI-X, a global network of Indigenous changemakers.

A former equity partner of Deloitte Canada, Raylene is the chair of TC Energy’s Indigenous Advisory Council, and is an advisor to Deputy Minister of International Trade. Her previous leadership positions include directing a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and leading a $42 billion capital efficiency project for an integrated energy company in the Middle East.

Raylene is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from the Aberdeen Business School in the UK. She is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in Indigenous Studies and Business at the University of Alberta. Raylene is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta.