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Alicia Dubois

Founder, Nish Synergies Advisory Group

Alicia Dubois joined the Royal BC Museum as Chief Executive Officer in February 2022 and brings with her a wealth of leadership experience. Alicia has extensive experience at the senior executive level working for corporations across Canada. Her depth of expertise includes a strong focus on championing diversity and inclusion and intercultural understanding within the organizations she has helped lead.

Before joining the Royal BC Museum, Alicia practiced law for just over 10 years in both Calgary and Toronto. Following her legal career, she turned to finance and joined the executive team at CIBC where she developed and executed a national strategy for CIBC while leading a team of experts. More recently, Alicia was the Chief Executive Officer for the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation in Calgary, Alberta and founded Nish Synergies Advisory Group to support the creation of synergistic, lasting business partnerships with shared outcomes and measurable social impact for underrepresented economic partners and communities.

Passionate about enhancing the positive national narrative around Indigenous business and partnerships, Alicia will continue to advance these conversations in her new role, through speaking engagements and best practice sharing with industry, governments, and diverse audiences across the country.

Alicia is the co-Chair of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and more recently joined the board of Green Impact Partners, Inc. (TSXV). She also supports the global efforts of the Regional Development and Multi-level Governance Division of the OECD with respect to Indigenous economic participation. Alicia is on the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business Management Advisory Council, is a co-visionary for the Prosperity Project, supports the Management Team of the Hydrogen Hub and is on the Advisory Council for the Business Council of Canada’s Coalition for a Better Future. In 2019, Alicia was honoured with the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association’s inaugural Award of Distinction for her commitment to Indigenous prosperity and self-determination.

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