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RICK GEORGE was appointed president and chief executive officer of Suncor Energy Inc. in 1991; he will retire in spring 2012. He was named Outstanding CEO of the Year in 1999 after leading a remarkable business turnaround at Suncor, and he received the Canadian Business Leader Award in 2000. George was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in November 2011 for his leadership in the development of Canada’s natural resources sector, for his efforts to provide economic opportunities to Aboriginal communities, and for his commitment to sustainable development. Originally from Brush, Colorado, George lives with his family in Calgary, Alberta.