Emera Leadership

Emera Leadership


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Rick Janega

Interim President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power, COO, Electric Utilities, Canada and Caribbean, Emera Inc. and CEO, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador

Rick Janega was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Electric Utilities, Canada, US Northeast and Caribbean at Emera Inc. in March 2018. He was also became Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power in June 2020.

In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of Emera’s electric utility investments in Atlantic Canada and the Caribbean, as well as safety and environment functions across the business.

Over his 30-year career with the company, Rick has held a variety of senior roles and has been a key part of Emera’s growth. From 2011 to 2020 Rick served as President of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL). He was appointed CEO of ENL in 2014 and, in this capacity, he continues to lead the team that delivered the $1.57 billion Maritime Link transmission project, on time and on budget.

Prior to this, Rick held a number of senior leadership positions at Nova Scotia Power including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations, General Manager of Power Production and Senior Plant Manager at the Trenton and Point Tupper generating stations.

Rick began his career in construction management, manufacturing and the pulp and paper industry.

A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University), Rick is a professional engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. He is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Leadership Conference.