Alicia Dubois joined the Royal BC Museum as Chief Executive Officer in February 2022 and in doing so, brought with her a wealth of leadership experience. Alicia has extensive experience at the senior executive level working for corporations across Canada. Her depth of expertise includes a strong focus on championing diversity and inclusion and intercultural understanding within the organizations she has helped lead, with a specific emphasis on Indigenous engagement and partnerships.
Before joining the Royal BC Museum, Alicia practiced law for just over 10 years in both Calgary and Toronto. Following her legal career, she pivoted to finance and as an executive member of CIBC’s team, she developed and executed CIBC’s national Indigenous Markets strategy while leading a team of experts. More recently, Alicia was the Chief Executive Officer for the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation in Calgary and following that role, she founded Nish Synergies Advisory Group to support the creation of synergistic, lasting business partnerships with shared outcomes and measurable social impact for underrepresented economic partners and communities.
Passionate about enhancing the positive national narrative around Indigenous self-determination, business and partnerships, Alicia continues to advance these conversations in her new role through speaking engagements and best practice sharing with industry, governments, and diverse audiences across the country.
Alicia attended the United Nations COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark for the review of the Kyoto Protocol as a delegate of the Canadian Electricity Association and as co-Chair of the CCAB, has worked with international Indigenous leaders at the OECD on matters related to Indigenous participation in regional economic development globally. Alicia is also a board member for Green Impact Partners, Inc. (TSXV), an associate member of the Business Council Canada and member of the Coalition for a Better Future. In addition, she served for three years as a member of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Board of Trustees and continues as an Honorary Trustee.
Alicia has a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Science (with distinction) from the University of Lethbridge.