Board of Directors

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson cofounded FirstEnergy Capital Corp.—Canada’s leading energy-focused investment bank—in 1993 and retired from the organization in 2018. In 2022, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Award in Alberta. In 2016, he was inducted into the Investment Industry Association of Canada Hall of Fame and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Oil & Gas Council. Jim is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded by the Governor General of Canada.

Under Jim’s leadership, FirstEnergy won numerous awards for business leadership and community service. FirstEnergy was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and the Best Workplace for Volunteerism and Community Involvement. In 2014, FirstEnergy was awarded the Generosity of Spirit Corporate Philanthropist award during National Philanthropy Week. Jim’s stewardship includes tenure as governor of the former Alberta Stock Exchange and sat on the board of trustees of The Fraser Institute.

Current directorships

  • Business Council of Alberta
  • Creative Destruction Lab CDL West)
  • Economic Futures Council of the Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
  • Fraser Institute
  • Modern Miracle Network
  • TOPAZ Energy
  • Alliston at Home

Past directorships

  • Alberta Stock Exchange
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Calgary Humane Society
  • Parks Foundation Calgary

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