September 6, 2023

Episode #105: C-Suite Unplugged: Evan Siddall, Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

It’s not everyday that a CEO leaves Ontario to head up an Alberta company, nor is it everyday that someone takes on 160 billion dollars in assets to manage. But for Evan Siddall, CEO of Alberta Investment Management Corporation, doing so is simply the next step in a long and illustrious career.

On this episode, we speak with Evan about his journey out west, joining AIMCo during a tumultuous period in the company’s history, and why equity, diversity, and inclusion are so important to him.

We also hear from Evan about how he has approached his early onset parkinson’s diagnosis, the future of AIMCo, and his long-term view for Alberta.

In this episode:

  • Getting to know Evan
  • What it means to be “chief coach”
  • Evan’s journey to the C-Suite
  • Evan’s leadership philosophy and where it came from
  • Key routines and practices in the life of a CEO
  • Evan’s diagnosis of early onset Parkinson’s
  • Advice for a young person early in their career
  • Stepping into a company in turmoil
  • 10-year strategy to turn things around
  • AIMCo’s 9 investment beliefs
  • Investing in Alberta versus globally
  • Redefining the workplace
  • The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Opportunities ahead for AIMCo and asset managers
  • Evan’s views on the Bank of Canada’s interest hikes
  • The role technology is playing in the asset management business

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About C-Suite Unplugged

In this series, C-Suite Unplugged, host Adam Legge talks to Alberta’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about their journey to the C-Suite, what keeps them up at night as an Albertan and as a leader in their industry, and what their outlook is for the future.

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