"We’ve chosen advisory committee members who are renowned and respected in their fields, and who are keen to take this bold leap with Alberta. Their ties to Indigenous and business communities will give us the practical expertise we need to create this first-of-its-kind Crown corporation.”
Business Leaders in the province have been chosen to be on the ministerial advisory committee for the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation.
Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, CEO of the Bouchier Group is Fort McMurray, is among four individuals who were named to the committee by Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson this week.
Bouchier will be providing input to government on the design of the corporation – so Indigenous communities can more easily participate in major resource projects.
Other members include Keith Martell, President and CEO of First Nations Bank of Canada, Aroon Sequeira, Founder and Chairman of Sequeira Partners, a leading western Canadian Corporate finance advisory firm, and Mac Van Wielingen, Calgary based founding partner of ARC Financial.
The committee’s work will continue until a permanent board is in place in the new year.
The province says it’s now accepting applications for permanent AIOC board members.