Niilo Edwards is the Executive Director of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, a national First Nation led not-for-profit business capacity organization. Niilo joined the organization as Executive Director upon establishment in 2017.
He is responsible for the overall organizational strategy including the management of the technical services provided to Coalition members to assist them in participating in major infrastructure projects on a commercial basis across Canada. Prior to this role, Niilo served as an advisor to the First Nations Financial Management Board, one of the institutions created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act.
In 2019, Niilo was appointed to the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Advisory Council for Canadian energy policy. In 2020 he joined the board of directors of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.