Jim Davidson co-founded FirstEnergy Capital Corp. (“FirstEnergy”) in 1993, Canada’s leading energy-focused investment bank prior to retiring from the organization in 2018.
In 2016, he was both inducted into the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame and awarded a "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Oil & Gas Council. Jim is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada.
Through Jim’s leadership, FirstEnergy won numerous awards for both 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 board of trustees of The Fraser Institute. Jim sits on the Human Resources Committee and the Risk Committee.
- 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
- Alberta Stock Exchange
- Business Council of Canada
- Calgary Economic Development
- Calgary Humane Society
- Parks Foundation Calgary