President, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate
Barry Munro leads EY’s corporate finance business in Canada, which is comprised of EY’s M&A, capital markets, infrastructure transactions advisory and transactions real estate businesses. He also served as the Canadian oil & gas leader from 2012 to 2017 and as the managing partner of the Calgary office from 2005 to 2012.
Munro specializes in all facets of corporate finance, having advised on more than 200 transactions, including mandates on strategy, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, valuations and financings. He has extensive specific transactions experience working in the energy industry and working with entrepreneurial organizations within Canada and operating globally. This includes working with numerous global and state-owned organizations making investments into Canada’s oil & gas business from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, India, the USA and Europe. Munro also has extensive experience on mandates for boards of directors relating to assessing “strategic alternatives,” ranging from assessing and accessing financing options to initiating, evaluating and advising on transactions intended to maximize value for the shareholders.
Barry Munro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation. He has completed EY sponsored executive education programs at the Harvard School of Business and Insead in Singapore and is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), as well as an associate member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He also serves as the vice chair of the Calgary Stampede Foundation and as a member of the Major Donor Cabinet of the Calgary United Way.