Senior Vice President, Syncrude Operations
Andrew Rosser was appointed Interim Managing Director of Syncrude Canada Ltd. in July 2021. He oversees the effective management stewardship of the Syncrude Project, which has 4,700 employees and is one of Canada’s largest producers of crude oil from the oil sands of Alberta, with production capacity of 350,000 barrels per day.
Prior to that appointment, Andrew became Syncrude’s Senior Vice President, Production, in February 2021, and he continues in this role in addition to Interim Managing Director.
He joined Syncrude as a new graduate in 1998 and during those 10 years, served in a variety of positions, including leadership, with Operations, Maintenance, Technical and Business Development.
Andrew then joined Shell’s Albian Sands in 2008 where he supported the Jackpine Mine Expansion. His career path progressed to working at the Scotford Upgrader for more than two years.
Since then, he’s held positions of increasing complexity and accountability on joint venture projects around the globe including senior lead of Shell’s Mars Corridor, a set of offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. His experience includes the role of Vice President of Environment Health and Safety for Shell Canada and Vice President of Sustainable Development and Regulatory. Andrew returned to Syncrude in February 2021 in the role of Senior Vice President Production.
He holds both a Mining Engineering degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta. Andrew grew up in Fort McMurray where he spent some time studying at Keyano College after graduating from Westwood High School.
Andrew’s diverse experience coupled with a commitment to safety, operational excellence and workforce engagement have him well positioned to enable Syncrude to meet its commitment of being safe, reliable, responsible and profitable.