Phelpsgroup and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk are pleased to announce that Ms. Kilikvak Karen Kabloona will be joining NTI as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) starting on December 03, 2018.

Kilikvak is the former Associate Deputy Minister, Quality of Life with the Government of Nunavut (GN), a position created to respond to the suicide crisis in Nunavut. In this role, she developed a funded, five-year action plan. She was with the GN since 2004, including as a political advisor to two Cabinet Ministers and two Premiers.

Kilikvak was born and raised in Baker Lake. She obtained a diploma from the Thompson Rivers University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. She is a founding member of the Qanak Collective. Kilikvak is an avid hunter, cross-country skier and enjoys preparing soul food such as seal, walrus, whale and caribou.

Under the direction of the NTI Executive Committee and following an extensive executive search led by Phelpsgroup, she was selected as the first female CEO of NTI.