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JP Gladu

Founder and Principal

Current Boards & Committees

  • Suncor

  • Institute for Corporate Directors

  • Broden Mining

  • First Nations Major Projects Coalition Advisory Centre

  • Chair of Canada's Forest Trust

  • Member of BHP’s International Forum for Corporate Responsibility Committee

Past Boards

  • Chair of Boreal Leadership Champions

  • Chair of the Mikisew Group of Companies

  • Co-Chair & Co-Founder Indigenous Place Making Council

  • Director Noront Resources

  • Director Colleges and Institutes Canada

  • Director Northern Policy Institute

  • Director and President Lake Nipigon Forest Management Inc.

  • Founding Director Nokiiwin Tribal Council

  • Director, President and Co-Founder Papasay Management Corporation

  • Ontario Power Generation

  • Northern Policy Institute

  • Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

  • Advisory member to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

JP Gladu is currently Principal of Mokwateh, and previously served as the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from September 2012 until April 2020.  Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of Sand Point First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon, Ontario. JP completed a forestry technician diploma from Sault College, obtained an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University, holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and the ICD.D from Rotman School of Management University of Toronto. JP has over 30 years of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Indigenous communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada.   
Currently, JP serves on the board of Suncor, Institute for Corporate Directors, Broden Mining, First Nations Major Projects Coalition Advisory Centre, Chair of Canadas Forest Trust as well BHP’s International Forum for Corporate Responsibility committee. He previously served on the Board of Ontario Power Generation, Noront Resources and past Chair of the Mikisew Group of Companies. He is a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and served as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo from 2017 to 2020.  JP’s achievements are being awarded by the Public Policy Forum as a prestigious 2024 Honouree. 

JP’s joy is being a father to his daughter, Chloe, and spending time on the land and water. With a passion for community, his culture, and traditions, JP brings the past, present and future to the table to move non-Indigenous and Indigenous business toward sustainable partnerships and shared economic prosperity. JP’s inspiring vantage on the possibilities of the Indigenous Economy makes him a sought-after public speaker both nationally and internationally.

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