PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR, INVESTMENT MANAGER AND CANADIAN PHILANTHROPIST
When: Thursday, June 27th
Where: Devonian Room
Time: 7:30 am
*Please Note That A Videographer Will Be Present During This Event*
Mac Van Wielingen has been called “Calgary’s corporate radical” for his progressive thinking and unique grasp of corporate leadership, strategy and human behaviour. Mac’s knowledge and expertise is the product of over 35 years in the financial and energy sectors. He is a Founder, Director (1989 – 2018), and Partner (Present) of ARC Financial Corp. ARC Financial is the largest private equity investment management company in Canada focused on the energy sector with approximately $6 billion of capital under management. He joined the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) as an original director in 2007 and was the Chair of the Board (2014-2017). AIMCo manages approximately $104 billion on behalf of The Province of Alberta. Mac is also a founding partner of the Creative Destructive Lab (CDL), and the Vice Chair and founding member of the Business Council of Alberta (BCA).
Mac is the Founder and former Chair (1996-2016) of ARC Resources Ltd., a leading Canadian oil and gas company with a current market capitalization of approximately $5 billion. In 2015 and 2016, while Mac was Chairman of the Board, ARC Resources was ranked #1 in Brendan Wood International’s Shareholder Confidence Index in the Energy and Power Group, and was selected as the TopGun Board of the Year. ARC Resources remains recognized as a top Board, ranking among the top 1% of 1400 companies surveyed globally by Brendan Wood International in 2017.
In 2012, Mac co-founded the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership (CCAL) at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, where he continues to serve as Chair of the External Advisory Group. His lifelong passion for learning and sharing keeps him actively involved in speaking engagements, writing pursuits and community events, with the goal of advancing positive change among directors and business leaders.
Currently, he is founder and Chairman of Viewpoint Group, a private family-owned group of companies which includes Viewpoint Foundation through which the Van Wielingen family have invested in over 100 charitable organization since 2001, and Viewpoint Investment Partners, an investment management company offering a foundational global investment alternative for private wealth owners and institutional investors. Viewpoint Group also includes a research centre, Viewpoint Research, established in 2010 to explore the challenges around long-term business success, and the reconceptualization of the role of the board in business leadership.
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