Jesus Atias

Market Development Manager
Function: General Administration
Business: Corporate Governance
Location: Canada-Calgary
Project Team: Addis-Ababa Institute of Technology


Jesus Atias is the Market Development Manager for Dow Chemical Canada ULC. In this role he is responsible for advancing new business development opportunities in the oil & gas industry in Western Canada. He is focused on the development of tailored solutions to oil sands industry challenges.

He joined Dow in 2007 as a Senior Research Engineer. At Dow Texas Operations, Jesus developed high-gravity technology for reactive liquid-liquid systems. Prior to joining Dow, Jesus was a Research Scientist with CANMET Energy Technology Centre in Devon, Alberta. He worked on the evaluation of conventional and bitumen-derived feedstock processing in North American refineries as well as in the catalytic conversion of oil sands-derived feedstock.

Jesus is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Canadian Heavy Oil Association and the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance - Clay focus group.

Jesus graduated from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. Jesus has one patent, has authored over ten scientific publications and has made numerous technical presentations at national and international meetings.