The First Nations Executive Education (FNEE) is immensely proud to announce Manon Jeannotte’s appointment to the position of lieutenant-governor by Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

Manon Jeannotte appointed Director of First Nations Executive Education

Since her initial collaboration with Ken Rock (Innu) to launch the FNEE project in October 2020 and ensure its official start in November 2021, Manon Jeannotte (Mi’gma) took on the role of Director of the School in February 2022.

In just two years of existence, the FNEE has established itself as an indispensable reference for elected officials, administrators, entrepreneurs, managers, and Indigenous economic leaders. The School’s 6 programs, built on the values of mutual aid, sharing, and collaboration, are delivered by 46 First Nations facilitators working in tandem with 39 professors from HEC Montréal, and under the guidance of 8 elders.

Under Ms. Jeannotte’s leadership, the FNEE has already trained over 448 participants in 2 years—with 65% being women—, thus approaching half of the ambitious goal of 1,000 participants in 5 years.

“As a co-initiator of the FNEE, Manon Jeannotte has stood out for her political acumen, her knowledge of the field and her leadership, said Serge Lafrance, Director of Executive Education HEC Montréal. We thank her for lifting this wonderful reconciliation project with us and wish her the best of success in her new responsibilities. We look forward to her continued commitment to ensuring the FNEE’s visibility and evolution through her precious advice and recommendations.”

“Working with Manon Jeannotte on the ideation, launch, and continuity of the FNEE is a source of pride, declared Ken Rock, co-initiator and Director of entrepreneurial initiatives of the FNEE. I extend my heartfelt congratulations on her new role, and I am eager to continue the development of our First Nations School and ensure its sustainability with all our teams, trainers, and partners.”

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