Qiang Luo worked on a variety of projects in three different continents before bringing his tremendous work ethic and well-honed sense of adventure to Calgary — a city he’s excited to call home.
Luo has worked for the China National Petroleum Corporation since he graduated from China’s Central University of Finance and Economics in 1997 with a major in international finance. In the two decades since, he’s put those international skills to very good use.
In Asia, as Finance Director of Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company Limited, he organized and monitored the financing for four separate pipelines, keeping construction and operation costs in line and improving project profitability. By the time he moved on, more than 1 trillion cubic metres of natural gas had been transported and operating pipelines were earning positive operating cash flow.
In Algeria, as Chief Financial Officer of two separate projects, he developed financial strategies, established financial control systems, organized the treasury management, and was responsible for international settlement, cost control, tax management and accounting.
He did much the same in Venezuela, as Chief Financial Officer of a desalting and dehydration project.
In Sudan, he worked as an accountant, coordinating the accounting, financial reporting, cash management of three separate projects — an oil field, an oil pipeline and a refinery project, and then acted as finance manager for the refinery expansion project.
Everywhere he goes, Luo brings his considerable financial skills, great enthusiasm for the project — or projects — at hand and a desire to work with the team. In Calgary, he’s pleased to have colleagues from around the world who work every bit as hard as he does.
After living and working in South America, Central Asia and Africa, Luo is happy to be working with Brion Energy and living in the “Wild West.” He and his wife are enjoying exploring the young and energetic city that is their new home.