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Nizar J Somji Appointed to EPCOR Board of Directors

September 11, 2015


"Mr. Somji is an excellent addition to EPCOR's Board of Directors. His list of accomplishments as a business leader and corporate director are impressive. Mr. Somji first distinguished himself as a talented and successful entrepreneur and information technology strategist," said EPCOR Board Chair Hugh J. Bolton. "Through the years, he has also contributed considerably to the betterment of society, as a leader and mentor for various community and educational organizations."

Mr. Somji was the founder and former President & CEO of Matrikon, a leader in industrial intelligence, which developed software allowing plants to operate safel y, reliably and efficiently, in addition to cyber security solutions. He grew the company from a one person operation to a multinational employing 600 people, and achieving 22 years of profitability.

Currently, Mr. Somji is the founder and CEO of Jaffer Inc., a real estate investment / development company established in 2005 and headquartered in Edmonton. Mr. Somji serves on the Board of Directors of Redline Communications, Zafin Inc., Critical Control Energy Services Corp, and is a member of the University of Alberta's Board of Governors.

He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Birmingham, England. Mr. Somji has earned several distinctions through the years, and is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and the University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award.

For further information, please contact:

Gail Poon
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: (780) 412-8847

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