Arnel Santos appointed new Executive Vice President and President, Americas of mCloud
Santos joins mCloud as the Company advances its Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) agenda and relocates its global headquarters to Calgary.
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CALGARY — mCloud Technologies Corp., a provider of asset management solutions combining IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and analytics, announced Arnel Santos has joined mCloud as Executive Vice President and President, Americas and the Company’s senior executive for its regional business in North America.
Santos joins mCloud as the Company advances its Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) agenda and relocates its global headquarters to Calgary with the support of Invest Alberta Corporation as announced on February 2, 2021. Dr. Patrick O’Neill, who was previously the Company’s President, North America has assumed a new role as mCloud’s global President, Connected Buildings.
Santos has a career as one of Alberta’s top executives leading tech innovation, digital strategy, and ESG affairs provincially and globally. Prior to joining mCloud, he was part of the global executive leadership team at Calgary-based NOVA Chemicals®, a multibillion-dollar chemicals and plastic resin manufacturer, where he served as Senior Vice President, Innovation, Operations, and Government Relations. While at NOVA Chemicals, Santos led the adoption of technology throughout the organization. During his tenure, Santos was also responsible for overseeing the organization’s Manufacturing, Projects and Engineering, Procurement and Logistics, Responsible Care, and Ventures functions.
Santos was an executive leader at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, where he served in various roles at Shell around the world for over 25 years, most notably as Shell’s Regional Vice President, Manufacturing East for Shell Eastern Petroleum Limited. He started his career at Shell in 1991 as a Process Engineer, which led to progressive roles taking him into global leadership positions as a site General Manager for Shell Canada Limited, General Manager for Shell’s Tabangao Refinery, and the General Manager, Distillation, Thermal Conversion/Light Ends, at Shell Global Solutions.
“We are incredibly privileged to have Arnel join mCloud’s executive team, especially as someone who commands respect as a distinguished oil and gas thought leader in Alberta and abroad,” said Russ McMeekin, mCloud President and CEO. “He is a deeply passionate champion for the importance of digitalization and ESG across the industry and has the ear of key business and government leaders on the topics of technology and innovation.”
“His continued presence, visibility, and influence will leverage our emerging leadership in Canada and serve as a major catalyst for mCloud’s industrial business as we engage major enterprise oil and gas players around the world,” McMeekin added.