Sir Al-Nashir Jamal, Canadian and international expert in building partnerships, joins Enterprise as Member of Advisory Board

March 4, 2019

Jamal joins Chair David de Launay and founding member Lloyd Girman on the Enterprise Advisory Board, with a focus on infrastructure, resource development and other community-led and owned projects.

Al-Nashir Jamal, President and Managing Partner of Alliance International Inc., with global experience in facilitating private-public-community partnerships, has joined Enterprise as a member of the firm’s Advisory Board.

Jamal brings decades of Canadian and international experience to a team that includes two of Canada’s most renowned experts in First Nations relations. He joins David de Launay, Enterprise Advisory Board Chair and former Ontario Deputy Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and founding Board member Lloyd Girman, a former Deputy Minister of Northern Development with the government of Manitoba.

“Al-Nashir is an important addition to the Enterprise team, and we are so pleased he’s decided to join Lloyd Girman and David de Launay. This vital work will see real benefits for Indigenous communities and the Canadian economy at large,” said Enterprise CEO Barbara Fox.

The Advisory Board will work to create community-led and owned projects, with an approach that understands the unique and evolving relationships between local communities, corporate Canada, and federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal governments.

As a member of the Advisory Board, Jamal will assist Enterprise in its work to cultivate partnerships for sustainable natural resources and infrastructure development.

Jamal has spent over 30 years working with business, governments and international development organizations, and has been involved in various sectors including mining, oil and gas, aviation, hydro-power, and infrastructure development.

He developed the first-ever 100 per cent Aboriginal owned hydro-power generating project in Canada, and was instrumental in initiating the combined Land Claim and Self Government  negotiations with the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories — that eventually helped pave the way for the creation of Canada’s diamond mining industry.

“Enterprise is working to establish lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships for local communities with the new Advisory Board. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the combined expertise of Al-Nashir, David and Lloyd will be able to accomplish for Indigenous and other communities across Canada,” said Enterprise President Jason Lietaer.

There are several major projects currently in various stages of discussion and approval that will demonstrate the strength of Enterprise’s new approach to engaging communities, resource companies and financial institutions, Lietaer said.

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