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Executive Management

Executive Management

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

 

Mark Brajer, MBA, P.Eng, ICD.D

Chief Executive Officer

 

Photo of TIC staffMr. Brajer is responsible for overseeing all of the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation, its subsidiary companies, and joint ventures. Mark joined TIC in December 2017 and is a licensed engineer in NT, NU, BC, and ON. He has 25+ years of experience working at an executive level across North America managing many operations and functional areas in global environments. In his career, he has worked for several private and public companies including E.D. Smith (Ontario and Mississippi), Alberto Culver (Toronto and Chicago), Unilever (Toronto and New Jersey), and Epicure (Victoria).

Mr. Brajer currently sits on the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business Board of Directors and the NWT Chamber of Commerce Board and has served in many communities and not-for-profit boards across the country.  He received a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering and a B.Sc in Chemistry from McMaster University. He also received Food Science certification from the University of Guelph, and his MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

Mr. Brajer reports to the TIC Board of Directors.

 

Fauna Kingdon

Chief Financial Officer

Photo of TIC staffFauna Kingdon is a Manitoba Métis/Cree, raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and who now resides in Yellowknife, NT.  She has been working with TIC since May of 2020. Ms. Kingdon has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan and received her Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2009 – the only Indigenous graduate in her class. Ms. Kingdon has also obtained a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation and is currently working towards a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designation.

In addition to receiving an Indspire Award in the youth category, Ms. Kingdon has received the James W. Clarke Award and the Great West Life Leadership Award from the Manitoba Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Queen’s Jubilee Medal and a Canada Day Youth Award, and has been named both a National Métis Youth Model and a National Aboriginal Youth Role Model. Ms. Kingdon was also awarded the Manitoba YMCA/YWCA Young Woman of Distinction.

 

Sarah Hunt

Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Administration & Communication

Photo of TIC staffAfter completing her Business Commerce degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2004, Ms. Hunt made the decision to head North to get a start on her career in Human Resources and to experience the beauty and uniqueness of the Northern environment and culture. She began her career working for a former Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation-owned company, I&D Management Services Ltd.; focusing on indigenous employment and capacity building in the diamond mining industry. Sarah has been working within the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation and its group of companies since 2011 and is responsible for the oversight and management of the Human Resources functions and services. She also oversees TIC’s corporate administration and marketing/communications functions.  She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Candidate and an active member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. Sarah is passionate about, and dedicated to, maximizing northern and northern indigenous employment.  

 

Gaurav Kaushish

Vice President, Engineering & Construction

Photo of TIC staffMr Kaushish has over 14 years of experience in leadership, extensive project management, construction, and design coordination in both private and public sectors. He has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering from Ryerson University in Canada, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from India. To add to his academic credentials and enhance his knowledge about corporate businesses, he received an MBA from Queens University in Canada and Cornell University in the USA. He is a licensed professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and Alberta. At the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation, he is responsible for leading the performance of Tlicho Engineering and Environmental Services, Tłı̨chǫ Equipment Ltd., and Tłı̨chǫ Community Builders. He has worked for renowned crown corporations, authorities, and multinational engineering and construction companies in Canada and USA, including Hydro One, SNC Lavalin, AECON, NWT Power Corporation, Burns and MacDonald’s, and GNWT. His strategic approach helps improve team performances, generate business leads and improve turnovers.

Mr Kaushish moved to Canada in 2006 and spend almost a decade in the Greater Toronto Area. he moved to the Northwest Territories with his family in 2017 to gain valuable experience and learn more about Indigenous cultures. He is happy to call Yellowknife home and enjoys living in the North.