Murray Margolis

Morgan Stanley

Murray is currently heading up the Morgan Stanley Commodities Office in Vancouver responsible for trading Power and Gas in the Western Markets.

He began his career as an engineer with BC Hydro in 1981 and spent ten years doing engineering and operational studies related to Hydroelectric facilities. During this time he had a number of secondments including Northwest Hydraulics Consultants undertaking physical model studies for power plant retrofits to existing lock and dam facilities on the Allegheny River and SNC/Lavalin doing feasibility studies for the Three Gorges Project in China.

Murray moved from BC Hydro to its marketing subsidiary Powerex in 1993 and worked in various roles including Risk Manager and most recently Head Trader during the major growth years in the deregulated electric power industry from 1999 to 2010. In that time Powerex business was transformed from transacting Power only at the BC/US border to significant participation in Power, Gas and Environmental markets all across North America with a focus on Western US and Alberta.

Murray holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Engineering in Water Resources and Masters of Business Administration Degrees all from the University of BC. He has served on the Boards of the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Mathematical Institute of Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) and the Members Representative Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

Murray and his wife Susan have two children in University and has been active over the years in the community coaching Hockey, Baseball and girls Fastpitch Softball.

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