Reg Manhas, Principal of Purcell Global Strategies, is a seasoned international energy executive with more than two decades of experience managing complex above ground risks in over 25 countries across 5 continents.
Mr. Manhas built and led the external affairs and sustainability functions at Calgary-based Talisman Energy (as Vice President Corporate Affairs) and most recently at Dallas-based Kosmos Energy (as Senior Vice President External Affairs). He has a track record of building strategic relationships at all levels of government, as well as with non-governmental organizations and local communities, and is recognized as a global thought leader on transparency, human rights and stakeholder engagement issues.
Mr. Manhas was appointed by the Government of Canada to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature, on which he served from 2012 to 2018. He was also appointed in 2007 by the Government of Canada as one of two corporate Advisory Group members to the Canadian National Roundtables on CSR and the Canadian Extractive Sector in Developing Countries.
He is a past Director of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for International Business and Human Rights at the University of Oklahoma Law School.
Mr. Manhas earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering (1989) and a Bachelor of Laws (1994) from the University of British Columbia.