Jean Paul (JP) Gladu 

Jean Paul Gladu , Suncor Energy

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently the President of the Alaska – Alberta Railway Development Corporation (A2A Rail), a privately owned corporation headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

He previously served as President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for approximately eight years.  

Mr. Gladu has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector including work with Indigenous communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. 

Chair of Mikisew Group of Companies, Mr. Gladu also serves on the board of Noront Resources. He was appointed as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo in 2017 and served on the board of Ontario Power Generation.

Mr. Gladu has a forestry technician diploma, an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University, an Executive MBA from Queens University and the ICD.d from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. 

Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay, Mr. Gladu is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek located on the Lake Nipigon, Ontario.