09/06/2014 10:33 EDT | Updated 11/06/2014 05:59 EST

A quick look at the career of Jim Prentice, who will be Alberta's next premier

EDMONTON - Jim Prentice

Age: 58

Former occupation: vice-chairman CIBC.

Quote: "Today we begin the work of restoring trust in government and making Albertans proud of the people who represent them and serve our province."

Political career: Elected in the federal riding of Calgary Centre-North in 2004. Held cabinet posts in Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Environment and Industry under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Stepped away from politics abruptly in 2010.

Outside politics: In addition to job at CIBC, pipeline company Enbridge hired Prentice to try and bring First Nations onside with its Northern Gateway project through northern B.C. Sits on the boards of Canadian Pacific Railway and Bell Canada. Has a degree in commerce from the University of Alberta and a law degree from Dalhousie.