Thomas BenjoePresident & CEO, FHQ Developments
Thomas Benjoe is the President & CEO for FHQ Developments and is from the Muscowpetung First Nation. His background includes Indigenous Business, Governance and Economic Development as well
as Commercial Banking.
Thomas is a founding Board of Director’s member for FHQ Developments and was named President & CEO in 2016. FHQ Developments manages Indigenous Investments, Partnerships and Economic
Development that creates the greatest economic impact where they do business while utilizing Indigenous knowledge, thought and value systems to enhance the economic future for the Nations and
Citizens of the File Hill’s Qu’Appelle Tribal Council. FHQ Developments currently manages a portfolio of 11 companies.
Thomas currently serves as the Past-Chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director of Economic Development Regina, SIIT Indigenous Innovation Advisory Council, First Nations
University of Canada Spring Celebration Powwow Committee, Saskatchewan Roughriders Indigenous Task Group, Member of Leaders Council at the Hill & Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina.
Thomas recently received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for contributions to Business & Commerce, was recognized in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine as a Top 50
Changemakers in Canada (2021), served as the United Way “Community Champion” (2019), the recipient of the Crowning Achievement Young Alumni Award from the University of Regina (2017),
recognized by CBC’s “Future 40” (2013), the Red Cross’ “Young Humanitarian of the Year” (2009), and a “Top Performer” Convention Winner which recognizes the top 1% of RBC employees (2015).
Thomas was also recognized as a Top 10 Most Influential Economic Developers by Treaty 4 News, a feature that profiles business leaders, job creators and entrepreneurs who have made a valuable
contribution to improving the lives of Indigenous people through business and have helped keep Saskatchewan’s economy vibrant and strong.