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Manitoba Hydro President and CEO Stepping Down

July 18, 2018 1:01 PM | News

Kelvin Shepherd

Kelvin Shepherd

WINNIPEG — The president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro is retiring this fall.

Kelvin Shepherd will step down from the Crown corporation’s top position on November 16 after serving three years with the company.

Shepherd joined Hydro in 2015 after serving as president of MTS for the previous five years. He worked with the telecom in some capacity since 2000 and was chief technology officer for SaskTel before then.

“It was a difficult personal decision for me to leave Manitoba Hydro,” said Shepherd.

“I am very proud of the team of hard-working people at the utility who I have been privileged to lead. Like any job, the position of CEO comes with both good and bad that one must accept and manage. I have enjoyed my time at Manitoba Hydro and have done my best to lead our company through both the challenges and opportunities we have faced, but I know in my heart that now is the right time to move on to a new stage in my life.”

A search is already underway for a new president and CEO. Shepherd will stay on board until then to ensure a smooth transition.