People: TransAlta Corp (TA_pd.TO)
Mr. Robert L. Schaefer serves as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development of Transalta Corp. He is responsible for Corporate Development at TransAlta, which includes marketing and trading operations. Mr. Schaefer has over two decades of experience in Canada, the United States and Europe, including senior positions with several energy sector companies. He has held roles in strategy and business development, trading and marketing, and risk management in over 15 years in the energy business. Mr. Schaefer started his career in finance and immediately prior to joining TransAlta was Chief Financial Officer of Resin Systems, Inc. Some of his accomplishments include the establishment of a pipeline company's corporate risk management function, as well as integrating one of Canada’s exporters of gas into a US Merchant Power company’s energy marketing business. Mr. Schaefer holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1991 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
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