Chantel Hambrook

Chantel Hambrook

Investor Relations and Business Development, Americas Petrogas

Chantel Hambrook grew up in Calgary and truly embraces this oil and gas city as her home; she is a third-generation energy professional.

Chantel joined Americas Petrogas in Investor Relations/Capital Markets after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Broadcasting Diploma.

Americas Petrogras has the third-largest land position in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin, one of the world’s largest shale plays. Chantel actively presents and shares the company’s story to potential retail and institutional investors. She loves being part of an international exploration and production, oil and gas company with such strong fundamentals and management team.

At a young age, Chantel was intrigued by travelling and experiencing new cultures through the influence of her father, who has visited more than 80 countries.

Her work has not only taken her across Canada, but also Europe, the United States, Asia, and South America to meet with the investment community. Chantel and the management team travel to disseminate the most accurate information regarding the company’s activities and the evolving geopolitics in Argentina and South America.

Chantel is also involved in Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization that specializes in teaching and inspiring students to become leaders in their career and life.
In her spare time, Chantel enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle through running, working out, dancing, and doing yoga. She also has a passion for wines that couples with her love for travel, which has led her to form connections with a variety of interesting people.

We asked Chantel:

The OGM: What does sustainability mean to you?

Chantel: Improving the quality of life for future generations.

The OGM: Have you had a mentor?

Chantel: My family has had the strongest influence on my professional and personal life.
Growing up, my father gave me the opportunity to experience the world. He has also guided me in the business world, providing numerous resources for personal and business success.

The OGM: What does success mean to you?

Chantel: Success starts by learning who you are, to head into a life that is most meaningful to you.
It means enjoying life to the fullest, while pursuing goals and dreams!

The OGM: If you were to describe your career in three words, what would they be?

Chantel: Exciting. Fulfilling. Rewarding.

The OGM: What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the Energy Industry?

Chantel: I would suggest, taking the time to learn about where the Energy Industry is heading and to seek those new opportunities. Also, surround yourself with business coaches, and people who have similar goals, values, and interests. They will naturally complement your future.
Most of all, dream big and enjoy the journey, while pursuing a career that is most interesting and meaningful to you.

The OGM: Describe a milestone in your career?

Chantel:  One of the defining moments in my career was when I met with a very well respected Canadian business leader and philanthropist. He asked me, “What is your mission statement in your life and career?” Such a thought-provoking question changed the way I viewed and lived my life. He gave me the tools to help answer these questions to bring them into my daily life.

The OGM: Describe a challenge you faced in your career?

Chantel: Being a young professional woman in the energy business can be particularly challenging. I’ve faced and still face this challenge every day, but the challenge pushes me to succeed.

The OGM: What impact does technology have on your career?

Chantel: Technology allows me to work, stay connected, and keep up to date wherever I am in the world.

The OGM: What do the next five years look like in your career?

Chantel: To continue to thrive and grow in the Energy Industry, travel the world, and obtain my Master’s in Business Administration.

The OGM: Were you always interested in a career in Energy?

Chantel: No, but I have always had a desire to be in the energy business, and in entrepreneurship. It’s stimulating!

The OGM: What interests you to sustain a career in the Energy Industry?

Chantel: It’s exciting to be part of this industry with so many great people and exciting travel experiences! It’s rewarding because we provide energy the world needs.

The OGM: Do you have a role model you look up to?

Chantel: My father. He’s a very passionate entrepreneur, businessman, and leader.
Also, my mother, she’s a very compassionate person with a big heart.

The OGM: What does Energy mean to you?

Chantel: Energy is THE resource. It improves people’s lives and creates abundance.

The OGM: What is your favorite APP on your phone?

Chantel: TED Talks. TED, in my opinion, has some of the most informative and inspirational presentations I have ever seen and heard.

The OGM: What impact will the Millennial Generation have on the Energy Industry?

Chantel: In my opinion, we will be facing the largest challenges of any generation yet, and the demand for a cleaner future will ensure more energy is focused on green techs.

The OGM: What’s your take on Social Media and our ever changing digital world?

Chantel: In my opinion, it’s the biggest revolution of our time, and we are all more empowered because of it. It has led the world to be extraordinarily faster, and it will continue to create change and have a massive impact on people’s lives.

The OGM: What Social Medium do you use on a daily basis?

Chantel: LinkedIn, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.

The OGM: Do you use Social Media for work?

Chantel: Yes, all the time; my work depends on social media.

The OGM: What do you think of Social Recruiting?

Chantel: Social recruiting is fantastic for primary introductions; however, it’s most important to meet someone face to face to better understand a person’s strengths and values.

The OGM: Why do you love what you do?

Chantel: I’m passionate about having a hands-on approach in contributing to Americas Petrogas in building the company’s success … having a lot of fun long the way!

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