Chief Operating Officer, Electric Utilities, Canada, US Northeast and Caribbean, Emera Inc. and President 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.
In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of Emera’s electric utility investments in Atlantic Canada, Maine 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. He was appointed President of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) in 2011 and became CEO of ENL in 2014, leading the team that delivered the $1.57 billion Maritime Link transmission project, on time and on budget.
Prior to this, he 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.