Shawn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba. 


Shawn Rana is a seasoned Senior Executive and Consultant with 26 years of success in manufacturing, fertilizers, oil and gas, and agrichemicals. Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, Shawn has had numerous roles ranging from plant manager and engineering/projects manager all the way to President and CEO of different companies in the fertilizer industry. Leveraging extensive domestic and international experience in finance, operations, engineering, and building, he is a valuable asset and recognized expert in ammonia and nitrogen fertilizer projects and plant management.

Throughout his executive career, Shawn has held leadership positions at Fortigen LLC; Iowa Fertilizer Company; Austin Powder Company; and Agrium. He has been responsible for founding and leading multi-billion-dollar companies from the ground up.

Shawn is talented in recruiting high achievers, running manufacturing operations, and driving on-time delivery of critical/high priority projects spanning functional areas. He has the ability to collaborate with BODs to plan and refine corporate vision to protect company’s future state in competitive markets.

Career Highlights

Some standouts in Shawn’s career include: piloting construction of the first world-scale, greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility built in US in more than 25 years—recognized as one of the most innovative and efficient manufacturing plants in the nation and opening the door to China and sourced clients and contacts through identifying  company to acquire for packaging/blending operations and performed financial due diligence for $50M purchase to help future proof APC in market.