01 Nov Keegan Leahy – Turtle Island Foundation
Keegan is a seasoned financial professional approaching thirty (30) years of experience in the business community, specializing in aboriginal, project finance and investment management, facilitating the economies for indigenous communities, businesses, and entrepreneurs alike.
A member of the Naotkamegwanning First Nation in Northwestern Ontario and a combat veteran of the United States Air Force. He holds two master’s degrees in business; with a Global MBA and a MSc in Disruptive Innovation from Hult International Business School and is also an accomplished pilot.
His work has him travelling around the world in support of developing countries and indigenous groups’ economies through the building of sustainable communities’ and renewable energy projects, previously consulting the nations in Cambodia, Samoa and Canadian First Nations on their energy transitions, his passion for the planet and its inhabitants has always been a priority. Service to others and his community has been a core value, as such in 2011, he founded the Turtle Island Foundation, a non-profit focused on economic reconciliation and the betterment of indigenous citizens throughout Canada and the world.
When Keegan isn’t travelling, he resides at home on Lake of the Woods, Ontario. He enjoys activities such as boating, flying and hiking – successfully summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in early 2021. He then fills any remaining free time with one of the handful of volunteer organizations he serves.