Speaker Detail:
Richard Missens

2023 Speaker

Richard Missens


PFN Group of Companies


Richard is a member of the Pasqua First Nation and is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the PFN Group of Companies. The Company is the corporate entity for the Pasqua First Nation and represents the Nation’s major economic thrust as a part of its economic development strategy. The CEO reposts to the Board of Directors and is accountable to the Chief and Council for the economic performance of the Company’s business portfolio.

Mr. Missens is currently a member of the Defence Industry Advisory Group (DIAG). the national group provides information, guidance and input to the Department of National Defence and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) on Indigenous procurement.

Formally, Mr. Missens was a senior faculty member with the School of Business and Public Administration at the First Nations University of Canada. In his 27 years at the University he has served as the Head of the School of Business, Director of the National Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurship Camp, and the Chair of the Annual Spring Celebration Powwow

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