On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gruner to the position of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) for the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation, beginning October 23, 2023.
Paul is a familiar face to many. Having been in the role of President and CEO of Det’on Cho Management LP, he led the company to produce consistently exceptional results during his five-year tenure. Most recently since his departure from Det’on Cho, Paul has held the role as Tahltan Nation Development Corporation’s CEO.
Paul is a senior executive leader with over 10 years of Indigenous business experience working proactively and collaboratively with Indigenous stakeholders. He has a dynamic range of experience in strategic leadership, mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic partnerships, financial management, project management, corporate governance, contract negotiations, capacity building and job creation for citizens, and environmental, social, and corporate governance. Paul has proven results in strengthening organizations and building them into sustainable, profitable entities that have the leadership and resiliency to operate for generations. He is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and has served on several industry and business Boards throughout his career.
Paul came to us highly recommended and was selected following a thorough interview process lead by the Board of Directors. Our Board is confident that with Paul’s unique mix of relevant experience and leadership qualities, he is well-positioned for success in leading our organization forward. His demonstrated commitment to business growth and fostering economic prosperity throughout various Indigenous regions is admirable.
Paul has expressed, “I am incredibly excited to join the TIC team. I have always had a great deal of respect for the Tłı̨chǫ Nation so to have the chance to work with the communities is a great honour. I am a proud Northerner and looking forward to working back in the Northwest Territories at this critical time. There is much to do as we pivot our economy and focus on recovery from the devastating fires this year.”
We would like to congratulate Paul on his new role with TIC, welcome him to the TIC family, and also extend our gratitude to both Betty Anne Nickerson and Sapan Seth for their leadership efforts as duel Interim CEO’s during the transition period. Masi Cho for your understanding and support.