Jerry Asp

Co-founder, CEO and Chair
Global Indigenous Development Trust

Jerry Asp is one of Canada’s most prominent Indigenous leaders. He negotiated the first impact benefit agreement in B.C. in 1984 and has spent his career leading the way for respectful and responsible development. Asp was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2020, and was named B.C. Mining Person of the Year in 2019.

WHAT’S NEW: In 2019, founded Spirit Rock Resources, a mineral exploration company focused on projects in B.C., to show how to “do mining right.”
GREATEST SUCCESS: Leading my nation from poverty to prosperity and eradicating the welfare mentality forever in our nation.
RECOMMENDED READING: What They Still Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School – Mark H. McCormack.