Board & Advisory

Jerry Asp


Jerry is one of Canada’s most prominent Indigenous leaders. He is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Indigenous people through the creation of new business opportunities and development of skills and capacity. Jerry was President and founding member of the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (1985), the largest native-owned and operated heavy construction company in Western Canada building it to a $60 million corporation with 8 divisions and 29 joint-venture partnerships in the mining industry. Today, the Tahltan Trust Fund holds $120 million for future generations from these opportunities. He is also a founding member of the National Indian Businessman’s Association (1981) (now the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) as well as the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) (1991-November 2013) where he served as Vice President.

Sonia Molodecky


Sonia is a Canadian lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience working in international business, law and community engagement.

Sonia worked as a corporate finance lawyer in natural resources law at two of Canada’s largest law firms and as founder and National Co-Chair of her firm’s Latin American Services Group. Sonia has negotiated multi-billion-dollar transactions and managed financings of large projects in mining, renewable energy and infrastructure across Canada and around the world.

Sonia has worked extensively with industry and governments around mining policy and legal frameworks and advised governments around the world on new regulatory frameworks for infrastructure and public-private partnerships to facilitate improved investment into the mining sectors.

Sonia has also worked with communities and governments around the world implementing equitable practices and new models for open, transparent and accountable governance, anti-corruption policies and legal frameworks around human rights. Sonia has worked for the Public Defender’s Office in Argentina, for the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine, as legal advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and for the President of the Commission of Human Rights and Justice in Mexico.

Sonia is a published author of “A New Human Story: A Co-Creator’s Guide to Living our True Potential” and actively participates as a speaker around the world on topics related to meaningful community engagement, sustainable economic development and the power of partnerships. As co-founder of the Global Indigenous Development Trust, Sonia supports indigenous communities across the world with their Nation Re-Building efforts, with a focus on working with their natural resources in an equitable and sustainable manner.

Sonia is fluent in English, Spanish and Ukrainian.