Member, Advisory Board
Sir Al-Nashir Jamal brings extensive senior-level executive experience to his association with Enterprise.
Over a 30 year career working with governments, business and international development organizations, Al-Nashir has been involved in unique initiatives in various sectors including mining, oil and gas, aviation, hydro-power, information technology, and infrastructure development.
After several years as President and CEO of government funded, regional economic development agencies in Manitoba, Yukon, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories in Canada, Al-Nashir was appointed as CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan. The Aga Khan Development Network collaborates with governments and other partners, and uses multi-inputs, to improve the quality of life in targeted areas in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
During his tenure as Group President & CEO of the Dogrib Nation Group of Companies, Al-Nashir was instrumental in developing the first-ever 100 per cent Indigenous-owned hydro-power generating project in Canada and initiating the negotiations for the first-ever combined Regional Land Claim and Self Government Agreement. This eventually helped pave the way for the creation of Canada’s diamond mining industry in the NWT.
Al-Nashir’s work has included building partnerships with governments and international organizations and has negotiated strategic joint ventures for local socio-economic enterprises with major blue chip Canadian and international corporations. He has also facilitated resource benefits agreements with multiple stakeholders.
In recognition of his life experiences and career achievements, and in particular his work in using “Diplomacy for Development,” Al-Nashir was Knighted by the King of Spain with the award of Knight Commander of the Order of Civil Merit, and given the title “Ilustrisimo Señor.”
Al-Nashir currently provides senior-level advisory services in corporate diplomacy, building government relations, and geo-political issues in matters of international trade, foreign direct investment and economic development in Canada and internationally.
WHAT DRIVES ME
“There is a great opportunity emerging for communities to become full participants in the resource development economies and achieve meaningful benefits that they can invest back into their regions.
I firmly believe in the power of establishing strong public-private-community partnerships, and the ability of these relationships to then develop solutions for sustainable development.
I hope that, my experience both across Canada and internationally, will add to the significant expertise of the Team at Enterprise to build a people-centered approach to sustainable area development — and to empower communities to take advantage of local and regional opportunities.”
- Long history of serving on public companies, private corporations and international non-governmental organization boards in various parts of the world.
- Chaired listed junior mining companies, with mineral leases for gold exploration in Peru, Venezuela and Uganda.
- An avid internationalist, over the years has been active with the United Nations Association of Canada, the World Federation of UNAs, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, The Royal Commonwealth Association in Canada, International House at the University of British Columbia, and the Global Trade Professionals Alliance.