HRLS-West-Speaker Lorne-Rubis

Lorne Rubis

Chief People Officer, ATB Financial

As chief people officer, Lorne Rubis is proof of the ATB commitment to leadership. He is responsible for leading the people and culture strategy at ATB. What makes Rubis such a great match for ATB is that he doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional HR person. As a general manager, facilitator, consultant and entrepreneur, Rubis’ diverse career has focused on driving organizational change and performance improvement for public and private companies on a global level. He has extended his experiences, ideas and energy within ATB by elevating and transforming human resources into what is now people and culture. This significant change highlights the two most important elements of the organization that are responsible for bringing the strategies and vision of ATB to life.

Prior to joining ATB, Rubis was the president and chief executive officer of Ryzex, a privately held international technology company.

Rubis received an education degree from the University of Alberta and started out his career as a teacher. He then completed a M.S. in industrial and labor relations from the University of Oregon and went on to hold senior leadership roles in a number of tech companies in the U.S.