Frank Busch – Strategies North – Emcee

Director of Economic Development – Strategies North

Frank is a member of the Nisichawayasihk (Nee-chise-away-a-see) Cree Nation and grew up in Northern Manitoba. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Studies from the University of Manitoba, 5 certificates from the Canadian Securities Institute and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Finance from Harvard University.

Frank serves on a number of charitable, private and public boards and is passionate about board governance. He has served on the Board of Directors of three publicly traded companies, and as such is a registered “insider” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (TSX and NYSE).

As Director of Economic Development, Frank is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with First Nations and providing information and advice to First Nation Councils, Staff, Knowledge Keepers, and Membership, that increases awareness of access to the Capital Markets, Private Equity & Debt Financing, Investment Strategy, as well as Financial Education.

He is also a published author and past recipient of the Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature for his fiction novel “Grey Eyes”.