by Tina Olivero

    Seafaring Transformation: Chief Mi’sel Joe Joins World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime

    Embracing Wisdom and Experience

    World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime are thrilled to announce the appointment of Chief Mi’sel Joe, a respected Indigenous leader, as their Strategic Advisor and Director. Chief Joe brings a wealth of experience and insights, having retired earlier this year as the administrative chief of Miawpukek First Nation, and continues to serve as Saqamaw (traditional chief).

    Chief Mi’sel Joe

    A Transformative Partnership

    Chief Joe will assume the role of Director on the board of Horizon Maritime and will join World Energy GH2’s senior leadership team. His primary focus will be to support Indigenous, government, and community relations for Project Nujio’qonik, a crucial undertaking for both companies.

    Sean Leet, Managing Director & CEO of World Energy GH2 and Board Chair at Horizon Maritime, expressed gratitude for the collaboration with Chief Joe. Leet mentioned, “As the journey developing our diverse marine industry business together reaches a transformative moment, all who are involved with Project Nujio’qonik will also benefit greatly from Chief Joe’s wisdom and experience.”

    A Vision for Economic Reconciliation

    Chief Mi’sel Joe expressed pride in the marine business created in collaboration with the companies and emphasized his passion for truth and reconciliation, particularly economic reconciliation for Mi’kmaq people in Newfoundland and Labrador. He is eager to contribute to the growth of these Newfoundland and Labrador-based companies and play a pivotal role in steering Project Nujio’qonik toward success.

    Building Economic Bridges

    John Risley, Partner and Director in Horizon Maritime and World Energy GH2, highlighted the long-standing friendship and collaboration with Chief Joe. Risley mentioned, “I am so pleased to be witnessing the economic transformation of the Miawpukek First Nation that began under Chief Joe’s leadership and look forward to his further involvement in our companies.”

    Forward-Looking Collaboration

    Chief Mi’sel Joe officially starts his role with World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime on Feb. 26, 2024. His extensive knowledge and dedication to economic reconciliation will undoubtedly play a crucial role in the ongoing projects and the overall growth of the companies.

    Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

    World Energy GH2 and Horizon Maritime underscore their commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 92. By welcoming Chief Joe, they aim to strengthen their ties with Indigenous communities and contribute to the broader goal of fostering understanding and collaboration.

    World Energy GH2
    Horizon Maritime

    Tina Olivero

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