Judith Athaide

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Cogent Group, Inc.

Judith Athaide

Judith Athaide

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Cogent Group, Inc.


Ms. Judith J. Athaide is an Independent Director at AltaGas Canada, Inc., an Independent Director at Computer Modelling Group Ltd., an Independent Director at PHX Energy Services Corp., a President & Chief Executive Officer at The Cogent Group, Inc., a Chairman-Calgary Chapter at Institute of Corporate Directors and a Member at Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of AB. She is on the Board of Directors at AltaGas Canada, Inc., Computer Modelling Group Ltd., HSBC Bank Canada, PHX Energy Services Corp. and The Calgary Petroleum Club. Ms. Athaide was previously employed as a VP-Bow Engineering & Project Execution by Encana Leasehold LP. She also served on the board at New Brunswick Power Holding Corp., Balancing Pool, Phoenix Technology Services Ltd., Cimarron Engineering Ltd., FortisAlberta, Inc. and Cognera Corp. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from the University of Alberta.

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The Cogent Group, Inc.

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Founder at PHX Energy Services Corp.

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Director at Clear Seas, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Xtreme Drilling Corp.

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Director at Institute of Corporate Directors

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President & Chief Executive Officer at High Arctic Energy Services, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Computer Modelling Group Ltd.

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Managing Director, Corporate Finance at Peters and Co. Limited

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Chairman-Energy Group at Brookfield Business Partners

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Former Global Head-Corporate Banking & Energy at RBC Capital Markets LLC

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President & Chief Executive at HSBC Bank Canada

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Judith Athaide
President & Chief Executive Officer at The Cogent Group, Inc.

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties. The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province's gross domestic product. The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. According to the 2014 QS World University Rankings, the top Faculty Area at the University of Alberta is Arts and Humanities (ranked 89th in the world), and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature (22nd in the world). The University of Alberta is also a leading institution for the study of Ukraine and is home to the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. The University of Alberta has graduated more than 275,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener; Prime Minister Joe Clark; Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin; Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed, Dave Hancock, Jim Prentice and Rachel Notley; Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor. The university is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university, founded on February 28, 1877 just seven years after the province of Manitoba and only four years after the City of Winnipeg. The University of Manitoba is also home to a wide range of research centres and institutes, and Smartpark Research and Technology Park, a community of innovators that forges collaborations between university and industry.


Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of AB is a non profit organization that regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Its function is licensing individuals and companies that want to practice engineering and geoscience in Alberta. The applicants and companies that meet APEGA's standards for ethical, professional, and technical competency earn the right to practice and use reserved titles and designations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - Current

The Cogent Group, Inc. provides financial advisory services that specializes in energy and infrastructure. It offers business strategy and implementation, power generation development, market assessments, financial modeling, policy analysis and regulatory support, and climate change and carbon management. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Chairman-Calgary Chapter

PHX Energy Services Corp. engages in the provision of horizontal and directional technology and drilling services to oil and natural gas producing companies. The firm also offers electronic drilling recorder technology and services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Canada, United States, and International. The company was founded on October 8, 2010 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Boards & Committees
2009 - Prior

Phoenix Technology Services Ltd. engages in the provision of directional drilling services. It offers survey management, gyro surveying, and stream services. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

2009 - 2012

Since 1985, CIMARRON Engineering, an employee-owned Calgary-based engineering consulting company, has been one of the industry leaders specializing in the development, design, installation and integrity maintenance of oil and gas pipeline systems and station facilities.Focusing on North American upstream and transmission applications, they have helped clients install in excess of:•10,000 km of transmission pipelines•67 mainline transmission compressor packages (1,5000,000 HP)•2,500 km of gathering systems•90 field compressors•800 well tie-insAnd integrity maintenance of:•Corrosion Assessments - 25,000 pipelines•In-Line Inspection Analysis - 30,000 kms of pipeline•Cathodic Protection Surveys - 18,000 kms of pipelineWith three key areas of expertise (Pipeline, Facilities, and Integrity), CIMARRON'S mission is to provide quality engineering services to their clients that meet the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and innovation within a safe, challenging and rewarding environment for its staff. The experienced, diversely knowledgeable and creative staff are committed to understanding and satisfying client needs and expectations with innovative, proactive and value added solutions.

2006 - 2012

Cognera Corp. is engaged in providing billing and business intelligence and information solutions for energy retailers and utilities. The company manages the client's complex rates and data, improve customer relationships and manage Smart Grid requirements, through a hybrid BPO model. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Alberta, Canada.

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