Bruce M. Aitken

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Methanex Corp.

Bruce M. Aitken

Bruce M. Aitken

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Methanex Corp.

Biography

Bruce M. Aitken is Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and Member of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. In the past Mr. Aitken was Director at Methanex Corp. and Principal at Fletcher Challenge Ltd. He received an undergraduate degree from Auckland University.

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Methanex Corp.

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565

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

1955

Age

66

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Methanex Corp.

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Industrial Research Chair, 2nd Generation BioFuels at Universite de Sherbrooke

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Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals & Thermosets at Dow Chemical Company

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Former Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development at NOVA Chemicals Corp.

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Corporate Director at Greystone Capital Management, Inc.

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Principal at Glenrock Recovery Partners LLC

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Secretary & General Counsel at Loop Energy, Inc.

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Director & Co-Owner at Medora Investments LLC

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Partner at Pacbridge Capital Partners HK Ltd

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Owner at MLRW Group LLC

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Bruce M. Aitken
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Methanex Corp.
Education
Bachelor of Commerce Degree

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Memberships
Member
Current

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand is an of New Zealand nonprofit company located in Auckland that operates as an association for charted accountants and provides accounting services.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2004 - 2020

Methanex is a truly global enterprise with an international management team that has guided its growth since Methanex was incorporated in 1992. Through acquisitions, mergers and construction of production facilities around the world, the company has grown to become the global leader in methanol. Every day, approximately 1000 employees around the world work together in a global team environment to achieve the company’s business objectives. Methanex’s core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism have made us the preferred methanol supplier for our customers. Our product - methanol - can be found in everything from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to the paint on your walls, silicone sealants to synthetic fibres. The fastest growing markets for methanol are in the energy sector which today represents approximately one-third of global methanol demand. There has been strong demand growth for methanol for direct blending into transportation fuels and for the production of dimethyl ether (DME) and biodiesel. Methanol is also used to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline component

Professional
1979 - 1991
Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2010 - Prior

Enerkem, Inc. develops renewable biofuels and chemicals from waste. It is a gasification technology company specializing in converting low and negative value waste stream into liquid alcohols used for transportation fuels. The firm through the combination of a proprietary thermo chemical technology platform and community-based facilities addresses the oil dependence and waste disposal. The company was founded by Vincent Chornet and Esteban Chornet in 2000 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

Independent Director
2004 - Prior

Methanex is a truly global enterprise with an international management team that has guided its growth since Methanex was incorporated in 1992. Through acquisitions, mergers and construction of production facilities around the world, the company has grown to become the global leader in methanol. Every day, approximately 1000 employees around the world work together in a global team environment to achieve the company’s business objectives. Methanex’s core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism have made us the preferred methanol supplier for our customers. Our product - methanol - can be found in everything from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to the paint on your walls, silicone sealants to synthetic fibres. The fastest growing markets for methanol are in the energy sector which today represents approximately one-third of global methanol demand. There has been strong demand growth for methanol for direct blending into transportation fuels and for the production of dimethyl ether (DME) and biodiesel. Methanol is also used to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline component

Executive Director
1991 - 1993

Methanex Chile Ltd., part of Methanex Corp., is a Chilean company that engages in research and development on energy resources.

Events
Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2008 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference brought together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from scientists, business executives and philanthropists to journalists, academics and Nobel laureates - for three days of discussions on how to solve some of our most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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