Kvisle joined Dome Petroleum in 1975 and eventually became finance manager. He played a key role in the sale of Dome Petroleum to Amoco Canada in 1987 and 1988. In 1988, he moved to Fletcher Challenge Energy, eventually becoming chief operating officer for South and Central America and president of Canadian operations.
In 1999, Kvisle was recruited by TransCanada PipeLines to be its executive vice-president in trading and business development. In 2001, he was appointed president and chief executive officer. TransCanada Pipelines announced in April 2010 that Kvisle would retire at the end of June 2010; he was replaced by Chief Operating Officer Russ Girling.
Kvisle is former chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and is former chair of the Mount Royal College board of governors. As of 2015[update], he is currently a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Montreal, Talisman Energy Inc., Arc Resources and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.
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