Mayank (Mike) M. Ashar was appointed to the Board of Teck in November 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (M.Eng, MBA). Mr. Ashar is currently principal of CanOilX LLC and Bison Refining LLC. He was previously Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cairn India Limited from November 2014 until June 2016 and the President of Irving Oil from 2008 to April 2013. From 1996 to 2008, he was Executive Vice President at Suncor Energy with various operations roles in oil sands, U.S.A. and corporate strategy.