Des Nedhe Group
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sean Willy believes relationship-building is the key to success. Since first joining Des Nedhe Group as Vice President in 2016, he has helped establish strong ties between our companies and Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners. These relationships have led to numerous business development initiatives and have fuelled the rapid growth and expansion of Des Nedhe as a whole.
He believes in the potential of Des Nedhe to serve English River members now and for generations to come.
Mr. Willy’s approach to business is influenced by his roots in the Denesuline and Métis communities. Growing up in a mining household, he experienced life in communities across the Canadian Shield – from the Northwest Territories to Nunavut, and Alberta to Saskatchewan. Sean understands the expectations and diverse needs of Indigenous people. He believes in the potential of Des Nedhe to serve English River members now and for generations to come.
With more than 20 years in the resource sector, Mr. Willy is highly knowledgeable in the fields of Corporate Responsibility, Indigenous Engagement, Strategy and Development. He served as Cameco’s Director of Corporate Responsibility and is credited for helping forge partnerships with Indigenous Peoples throughout Canada, the United States and Australia. Mr. Willy is a member of the North Slave Métis Alliance and is a former Board Member and Co-Chair of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.