Chief Executive Officer

Niilo Edwards

Niilo Edwards is the Chief Executive Officer of the First Nations Major Project Coalition, a role he assumed upon the establishment of the Coalition as a not-for-profit society in 2017.

Niilo is responsible for implementing the overall strategy and mandate of the Coalition. He also provides business capacity and negotiation support to the Coalition’s national membership, representing a project portfolio worth a total capital cost exceeding $17 billion.

Previously, Niilo worked at the First Nations Financial Management Board and was an advisor to the Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in the Senate of Canada.

Niilo serves as a corporate trustee for a First Nation development corporation. He is also a board member of the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships, and a member of the advisory board for the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Initiative.