People: TransAlta Corp (TA_pd.TO)
1 May 2015
Mr. Brett M. Gellner serves as Chief Investment Officer of TransAlta Corporation. Prior thereto, he was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2014, and was Vice-President, Commercial Operations from 2008 to 2009. He is responsible for all financial policy, planning and reporting, as well as M&A, business development, tax, treasury, risk management, internal audit and investor relations. Mr. Gellner has significant experience in finance, valuation, economics, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements. He also has extensive knowledge of the power industry, having worked as co-head of CIBC World Markets’ Power & Utilities group. In this role, he was involved in numerous transactions including leveraged buy-outs, high yield and investment-grade debt financings, initial public offerings, hybrid securities financings and private offerings of equity and debt. Prior to CIBC World Markets, he held senior roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development groups of a large, publicly-traded company, and with a major international consulting firm. Mr. Gellner has a Master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Alberta and has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
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