Trent ZachariasDirector of Community and Indigenous Affairs, Cenovus Energy

    As Director of Community and Indigenous Affairs, Trent is responsible for leading Cenovus’s efforts in working with Indigenous communities, municipal governments, and non-profit organizations. Trent and his team are accountable for guiding the company’s Indigenous business development, consultation and engagement, implementation and negotiation of community benefit agreements, implementing the Indigenous housing initiative, employee giving and volunteering, and partnerships with non-profit organizations. Some notable initiatives Trent has been a part of at Cenovus include achieving more than $4 billion spent with Indigenous businesses since 2009 and launching the Indigenous housing initiative which will see the company invest more than $50 million to improve housing conditions in neighboring Indigenous communities.  Trent has been with Cenovus and its predecessor company since 2006.  Trent has a diploma in Communications and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

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