Biswanath Chakrabarty, President

FCGA (CANADA), MBA (MBS, UK), CPA (CO, USA)

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.

Areas of Expertise:

    • Audits, reviews and compilations
    • Internal control
    • Policies and procedures development
    • Taxation – corporate, personal and GST
    • Financial planning – business plans, projections, feasibility study, recovery and restructuring plans
    • Strategic planning and performance management
    • Program reviews

Tom Beaulieu, Vice President Indigenous Relations

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.


Dave Ramsay,Vice President, Government & Industry Relations

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History), Executive Certificate in Energy Planning

David Ramsay has served in numerous elected positions over the course of 20 years. He also was appointed to the Board of Management of the Legislative Assembly from 2003-15. As a member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Northwest Territories (2011-15), David held various portfolios including:

      • Attorney General/Minister of Justice
      • Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
      • Minister responsible for the NWT Business Development Corporation
      • Minister of Transportation
      • Minister of the Public Utilities Board

While serving these positions and holding several other governmental positions, David lead the development and implementation of the NWT’s Economic Opportunities Strategy and Mineral Development Strategy and continues to successfully drive business development propositions and sourcing investment in mining, oil and gas, remediation, tourism, transportation, and construction. David was elected VP of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region from 2011-2014 and was President from 2014-2015. He also was appointed as the Oil and Gas regulator of the NWT from 2013-2015.

Areas of Expertise:

      • Developing and implementing economic opportunities and strategies
      • Leading international trade missions
      • Leading propositions for business development
      • Sourcing Investment for business development in Mining, oil and gas, remediation, tourism, transportation and construction
      • Held numerous government portfolios
      • Strong ties with all levels of government

Ethan Oatman, Director, Financial Consulting

CPA, CA

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audit and assurance engagements of Government, First Nation, Not-for-Profit and Corporate entities
      • Small and medium-sized business accounting
      • Corporate taxation
      • Internal control development
      • Personal taxation and tax planning
      • Financial management and planning

Isaiah Mutandiwa, Director Consulting

B.ACC. HONS (UZ)

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audits and reviews
      • Business process re-engineering
      • Procedures manual development
      • Controllership functions
      • Internal control development
      • System analysis
      • Training

Meera Basnyat, Financial Advisor

MBA, CPA, CGA

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audits, reviews and compilations
      • Assessment of internal control
      • Taxation – corporate, personal and GST

Charles Christopher C. Mitchell, Business Operations Specialist

Certified Business Analyst, Certificate – Mastering Solution Sales

Business Operations Specialist with IBS Group Canada. Expertise in business development, marketing and sustainable growth  Chris has 36 years as a retailer, manager and executive with a proven track record in turning businesses from underperforming to results in the top 10% of the related Industry.  His “Start Up” experience as owner of Capital Lobster and Seafood, Partner in the Kalinawa Art Foundation (Philippines) and C.O.O. of From the Sea to You demonstrate his ability to thrive in new environments.  Either Globally or Industry Segment, Chris will meet the challenge and implement “Best Practices” for success in business for the team.

Areas of Expertise:

      • Business development
      • Market research
      • Training
      • Organizational development
      • Trade show exhibitor

Alok Banerjee, Construction Manager

BE

Areas of Expertise:

      • Infrastructure Construction and Renovation
      • Structural Design
      • Contract Preparation
      • Data Analysis
      • Project Management, Planning and Scheduling
      • Construction Supervision and Quality Contro

SOHAM SRIMANI, Business Advisor

PGPM, MBA, B.E.

Experienced banking professional and business advisor with a proven track record of asset under management (AUM) growth and exceeding revenue targets YoY. Proficient in wealth management, credit analysis, investment consulting, financial advisory and cross-functional team management.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Work experience of more than eight years across banking, consulting and software verticals.
  • Client advisory
  • Financial services
  • Team Building and Project Management
  • Corporate Management
  • Data analysis
  • Highly experience in strategic, tactical and operational management levels.

 


Stephen Lewis, Strategy Financial Advisor

CPA, CMA

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audits and reviews
      • Procedure manual development
      • Controllership functions
      • Forensic audits
      • Internal control development
      • Expert in sage 50 and sage 300
      • Training

Luyeye Muyembe, Financial Advisor

CPA, CGA

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audits and reviews
      • Compilation
      • Taxation – corporate and personal
      • Bookkeeping
      • Field audits

Suman Basnyat, Consultant

BSC, CPA, CGA

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audits, reviews, and compilations
      • Internal control and financial procedures development
      • Taxation – corporate, personal, and GST
      • Financial system setup
      • Training

 


Kyle Chisholm, Senior Financial Advisor

CPA, CMA, MBA

Areas of Expertise:

      • Audits and reviews
      • Compilation
      • Internal control procedure
      • Bookkeeping and strategy development
      • Taxation – corporate and personal
      • Training

 


Ranajit Batabyal, Director Operations

Area of Expertise:

      • Accounting in Sage 50
      • Business Plan Preparation
      • CaseWare Template building
      • Financial data Analysis
      • Budgeting and Variance Analysis
      • Business Process Development and Implementation
      • Team Building and Project Management
      • Corporate Management
      • Manual and Policy writing

Dr. Deborah Nixon, Senior Management Consultant

PhD, MEH, B.COMM

Areas of Expertise:

      • Organizational development
      • Business and strategic planning
      • Community consultation
      • Market research
      • Leadership development
      • Change management
      • Performance assessment
      • Project management

Shreya Nandy, Management Coordinator

M.S

Areas of Expertise:

      • Financial analysis
      • Data analysis
      • Procedures manual development
      • Business planning development
      • Assisting in audits
      • Field audits
      • T1 preparations
      • Client support and coordination

Agamani Chakrabarty, Economist

M.A, B.COMM

Areas of Expertise:

      • Statistical data analysis and statistical modelling
      • Research of various proposed investment
      • Enterprise risk modelling
      • Analysis of economic and business data
      • Data integrity analysis
      • Preparation of reports to support the research hypothesis

Tzintli Chavez Luna, Consulting Manager

PhD in Tourism Studies and MA in Education and Society

Tourism expert and teacher, with almost 15 years of experience in higher education and social research.

Areas of Expertise:

      • Tourism
      •  Higher Education and curriculum design
      • Teaching and training
      • Academic writing, argumentation and proofreading
      • Social and qualitative research

Souparno Mitra, Group Marketing Manager, Consulting and Business Development

Areas of Expertise:

      • Business development
      • Corporate communications
      • Marketing and public relations
      • Marketing strategy
      • Business strategy
      • Logistics management
      • Customer relationship management

Denise Grey, Manager Administration

Areas of Expertise:

      • Administrative planning
      • Marketing support
      • Management support

Partha Chakraborty, Assistant Director- IT & Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise:

      • IT infrastructure management
      • Vendor management
      • Windows server
      • Network security and firewall
      • IT operations
      • Infrastructure planning and design

Peter Ronald Gomes, Manager, Creative Services

Areas of Expertise:

      • Graphic design
      • Motion media design
      • Product design
      • Design strategy
      • Digital marketing
      • Design educational practices

 


Sai Bharathi, Administrative Assistant

M.COM, M. PHIL

Areas of Expertise:

      • Bookkeeping
      • Administrative support