Aboriginal Peoples Television Network names new CEO

Monika Ille joined APTN as the Québec liaison officer before moving into the programming department. Most recently, she served as the executive director of programming and scheduling.


APTN is pleased to announce the selection of Monika Ille as the new CEO of the network. The announcement comes after a comprehensive national executive search process aimed at selecting a new leader for the national Indigenous television network.

"We are excited to have Ms. Ille as APTN's new CEO," said APTN Chairperson Jocelyn Formsma. "She impressed us with her vision for APTN and we are confident she will steer the network into an exciting era of growth and expansion as we build upon our strong 20-year history of serving our audiences and communities across Canada."

APTN launched the national executive search process to identify its new leader almost a year ago. The APTN Board of Directors wanted to identify a leader with a bold vision of maintaining the momentum of years past, while tackling new opportunities to make its award-winning programming available to a global audience with APTN lumi, its new OTT service. "It is important to have a leader who can navigate APTN through a rapidly-changing industry that is witnessing a dramatic shift in viewing habits from all audiences, including Indigenous audiences," added Ms. Formsma.

"I am honoured and excited to have been chosen as APTN's next CEO," said Ms. Ille. "Having worked at APTN for the past 16 years, I truly believe APTN makes a positive, meaningful impact in the media landscape. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers unique and insightful Indigenous content for all to appreciate. I will do my best to serve the network by continuing to support Indigenous creators as they make a difference by telling their stories."

Her first day as APTN's CEO will be on Dec. 16, 2019.

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