Paul Langdon – Ulnooweg Development Group

Paul Langdon is a visionary leader with a passion for advancing Indigenous economic development in Canada. Born and raised in King County, Nova Scotia, Paul joined Ulnooweg Development Group in late 2015, embarking on a journey that would see him create and lead the Strategic Initiatives portfolio. Within this pivotal role, Paul has made significant strides in boosting Indigenous participation in the innovation ecosystem, with a particular focus on fostering STEM career paths and accelerating entrepreneurial capacity.

Before his tenure at Ulnooweg, Paul’s career took him across Canada, where he engaged with territorial, provincial, and federal government development agencies. His wealth of experience in economic development led him to academia, where he shared his knowledge as a full-time lecturer in entrepreneurship and Indigenous economic development at Indigenous post-secondary institutions.

One of Paul’s standout achievements is his adept negotiation of impact benefits agreements on two major resource extraction projects. These negotiations underscore his commitment to securing equitable opportunities for Indigenous communities in the development of Canada’s vast natural resources.

Paul’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University, where he laid the foundation for his rewarding career. He also pursued studies in Community Economic Development at the University of Waterloo and further expanded his expertise with financial analysis seminars at the University of Ottawa.

Paul Langdon’s professional journey is marked by several key positions that have shaped his vision and approach to economic development:

Paul’s expertise extends beyond his formal roles. He has been engaged by several First Nations and organizations as a business and economic advisor, making valuable contributions to numerous economic development projects.

Today, Paul Langdon continues to be a driving force in Indigenous economic development, using his wealth of experience to promote equitable opportunities, foster innovation, and build a thriving future for Indigenous communities. Paul resides in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, with his wife Cathy, where they share their wisdom and experience with their two daughters, three granddaughters, and a grandson.