Biography (Bob Dunbar)
Bob Dunbar has recently retired after a successful 48-year career including the last 22 years as an strategy-development and energy-industry consultant. Beginning in 2001 he focussed his consulting practice on Canadian oil sands industry business issues and training. Bob's expertise and knowledge of the Canadian oil sands industry is widely recognized. He was frequently contacted by media for his views on the industry and has been quoted in the New York Times, The Economist, Fortune, Oilsands Review, Oilweek, Alberta Oil, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Calgary Herald and others. Bob has been interviewed on Canadian television and radio including BNN and CBC. He has made presentations on Canada's oil sands industry in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
In addition to consulting, Bob was employed in increasingly responsible technical, management and senior management positions at Shell Canada, the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), Petro-Canada, Telus and the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).
Mr. Dunbar has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has completed management programs at the University of Calgary, Queen's University and the Banff Centre, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. Bob is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.