Stephen Aftanas, is Corporate Secretary of Emera Inc. a position he has held since 2008. Previously, Stephen held the position of Associate Corporate Secretary, and prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel for Nova Scotia Power and Senior Solicitor, Emera.
Before joining Emera in 2002, Stephen practiced corporate and commercial law as a partner with a Halifax law firm. Stephen practiced law in Winnipeg for several years prior to relocating to Halifax.
An active member of the community, Stephen is past Chair of the ICD’s Maritime Chapter and the Board of Governors of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Emera is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $34 billion in assets and 2021 revenues of more than $5.7 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments in Canada, the United States and in four Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 2021, Emera tied with The Bank of Nova Scotia, TD Bank and TransAlta Corp. for a 6th place ranking out of 220 companies and trusts in the Globe and Mail Board Games which rates Canada’s corporate boards using a rigorous set of governance criteria designed to go beyond minimum mandatory rules imposed by regulators.