Ranny is a born-and-raised Calgarian with a passionate love for his city. He literally grew up in the energy industry having spent many weekends and after-school hours playing at his dad’s office. At the age of ten, playtime transitioned into helping out by sending faxes and photocopying documents. He worked part-time at Daroil Energy Limited while pursuing his engineering degree from the University of Calgary, and, upon graduation, he took over as the company’s president and CEO. Since then, Daroil’s production has grown 15-fold while the cash flow has increased 10-fold.
Ranny is also a dedicated traveler, having experienced the history, culture, and food of 58 countries and over 300 cities worldwide. These experiences have helped him broker international deals and, at the age of 24, inspired him to found the Hayati Children’s Foundation of Alberta, an organization that has raised over $200,000 for orphanages in developing countries.
Ranny: Sustainability means short- and long-term strategic planning that combines business growth with positive economic continuity.
Ranny: My dad has been in the energy industry since he was 18 years old and has taught me almost everything I know. He has been the biggest influence in my professional career.
Ranny: To me, success is where I am today relative to my goals, all while satisfying a perfect work/life balance.
Ranny: Evolving. Gratifying. Demanding.
Ranny: Be social and be receptive to new ideas. This industry is constantly changing, and it’s all about hard work and networking.
Ranny: When I was 27 years old, I helped a Korean conglomerate enter the Canadian energy industry by brokering a $152 million deal.
Ranny: I took over day-to-day operations of Daroil at the age of 23. Trying to negotiate million-dollar deals wasn’t easy at first, as there were a few people I met with who just didn’t take me seriously. I remained confident, and it didn’t take long before I closed my first deal.
Ranny: The one thing I love about the energy industry is that the technology is constantly changing. People are coming up with new and brilliant ways to drill wells, recover reserves and access data. I love being able to login from anywhere in the world and see the progress of a well we’re drilling in real-time.
Ranny: Eventually, I’d like to start expanding our production portfolio outside of Western Canada. There are plenty of opportunities around the world, but as of right now, I’m going to stick with what I know best and grow our production locally.
Ranny: Yes, when I was a kid I used to go to my dad’s office after school and on weekends to “help out” with some faxing and photocopying. It may not seem like much, but being able to play with those machines as a kid was a big deal to me. Needless to say, I’ve been around the energy industry my whole life.
Ranny: I like how the industry is constantly evolving; it keeps my job interesting. More importantly, I love the people.
Ranny: Amal Shibley, a.k.a. my mom. She is the strongest person I’ve ever met. Her love and dedication to her family made me who I am today.
Ranny: Everything! Energy is my job, my passion, and my life.
Ranny: I love my sports apps (TSN, the Score, Shnarped).
Ranny: From what I’ve seen, Generation Y is smart, fun, and outgoing. They will lead Canada towards being a top global player in the energy industry.
Ranny: I think social media is a great way to connect people and share ideas. It is also a great source of information.
Ranny: Twitter and Blackberry Messenger.
Ranny: Not currently.
Ranny: Social recruiting is a brilliant idea. Any tool a company, event, or individual can use to spread their message is good in my books.
Ranny: Every day is a different experience, and that keeps my job fresh and exciting. I’ve met a lot of great people over the years, resulting in some very strong relationships. The Stampede parties are also a huge bonus!
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