Advisory Board Member
Chairman, Advisory Board
Kent Jespersen is Chairman of the Advisory Board at Alexa Translations. He is an established leader in the energy sector and has held a number of board designations over the years including, but not limited to, Director at TransAlta Corporation, Chairman and Director of Seven Generations Energy Ltd., Chairman and Director of North American Oil Sands Corporation, Chair of the Board for Institute of the Americas (La Jolla, California) and Chairman of the C.D Howe Institute (Toronto, Ontario). As a senior executive, he has led large organizations like NOVA Corporation of Alberta, Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd., and Husky Oil.
Kent also brings valuable experience from the technology sector where he has held several leadership positions, such as Chairman of Geac Computer Corporation, Director of Axia NetMedia Corporation, and Lead Director at Telesystem International Wireless Inc.
He has also served in various senior positions in government, including the Canadian Consul and Trade Commissioner for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Canada. Academically, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1969 and a Master of Science in Education in 1970, both from the University of Oregon.