Meet Our Team

Biswanath Chakrabarty

As a long-term Northerner (since 2001), Biswanath possesses over 26 years of combined national and international experience in working with various SMEs, Indigenous organizations, First Nation Bands, Community Governments, and Territorial Governments. Biswanath has recently been appointed as the Financial and Strategic Advisor for Dene Nation. Biswanath has direct working experience with various departments and agencies of the Government of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He served the Nunavut Housing Corporation for three years and participated as a member with the Interdepartmental Capital Planning Committee (ICPC) of the Government of Nunavut. He has served as the Director for Business Development for the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation for a few years and worked with various manufacturers and businesses of various communities across the territory.
Biswanath currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of CPA Association of NWT/Nunavut. He also serves as the Chair Person of the Practice Review Committee of the CPA Association of Northwest Territories/Nunavut.

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Mr. Beaulieu brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Throughout his career, he was recognized for his leadership skills, dedication, and responsible delivery of services.
He started with the NWT Housing Corporation in 1977 and rose through the ranks, first appointed to the position of Manager for District Operations in 1990, then-District Director for the South Slave District in 1994, then as Vice President in 1997, and finally as President of the NWT Housing Corporation in 2000.
In 2004, Mr. Beaulieu was appointed to the position of CEO and President of the NWT Development Corporation and President of the NWT Business Credit Corporation where his main responsibilities consisted of selling some business ventures of the NWTDC and amalgamating the NWTDC and NWTBCC to create the Business Development and Investment Corporation.
In 2005, Mr. Beaulieu was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of the newly­ formed Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources where he was directly responsible for a staff of over three hundred. He was primed to become Deputy Minister of ENR when he resigned in 2007 to pursue a political career.
In 2007, Mr. Beaulieu was successful in his bid to become the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the riding of Tu Nedhe. In 2011, he was acclaimed as MLA for Tu Nedhe and was elected to the Executive Council where he served as Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister for Seniors, and Minister for Persons with Disabilities. Following a cabinet shuffle in 2013, Mr. Beaulieu served as Minister of Transportation, Minister of Public Works, and Minister of Human Resources where he actively promoted an Affirmative Action Policy.
In 2015, following another successful bid as MLA for TuNedhe-Wiilideh, Mr. Beaulieu was elected Chair of the Priorities and Planning Committee whose main function is the oversight and accountability over the Executive Council.
In 2019, after retiring from politics, Mr. Beaulieu has worked as a consultant with various firms. He has owned and operated Tu Nedhe Consultants Ltd. since April 2020.

Tom Beaulieu

Vice President Indigenous Relations

Former Cabinet Minister

Norman Yakeleya

Indigenous Advisor
Former National Chief, Dene Nation
Mr. Norman Yakeleya is the former National Chief of the Dene Nation with intrinsic knowledge of the indigenous communities, their way of life, culture, and traditions. He is an experienced politician having held varied Government managerial roles. He has been running his own consulting firm and providing various business consulting services as well as Training and Development of Professional skills, especially among the Indigenous community members.
As one of the Lead directors of NSY Consulting Ltd he is aware of the requirements and the market for Consulting and Training Business.
Mr. Danny Gaudet is an inspiration for the indigenous communities and is well known throughout the NWT for his exemplary efforts to bring about change and improvement in his community of Decline.
He started at the age of eighteen and has worked in several capacities to date. Because of the limited resources available, he has acted as Bookkeeper, Manager, Negotiator, Advisor, and any other responsibility, always ensuring he would assist his people in his role.

Danny Gaudet

Indigenous Community Expert

Steven Nitah

Former Chief, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

Steven Nitah was Chief of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, President/CEO of Densoline Corporation, and MLA in the General Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

Steven’s career has been dedicated to the advancement of Indigenous Nations and the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge and governance as crucial ecological, cultural, and economic sustainability features. He has also held numerous other leadership roles, such as an Indigenous language expert for CNC North or a Liaison Officer with Diavik Diamond Mines.

A senior professional and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in Project Management, Coordination, and Leadership in a variety of projects both locally and internationally.

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Dr. Chehrazade Aboukinane

Vice President Engineering
MSc., EMBA, PhD., P.Eng.

Isaiah Mutandiwa

Vice President Operations

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Louis Blais

Vice President Business Development, Marketing

Ranajit Batabyal

Director Business Development

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Dr. Deborah Nixon

Senior Management Consultant


Agamani Chakrabarty​



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Meera Basnyat​

Director of Operations


Eric Whitworth

Director of Operations


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Kyle Chisholm

Senior Accounting Advisor


Suman Basnyat​

Accounting and Sage Intacct Advisor


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A CPA with over 10 years of management experience working with Not-for-Profit and Municipal Governments.

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Conrad Hickey

Accounting Advisor


Partha Chakraborty​

Director IT Infrastructure

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Paulami Gupta

Manager Consulting

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