Christopher Googoo is a proud member of the We’koqma’q First Nation, living in Millbrook with his wife and three children. Since joining Ulnooweg Development Group in 2000, he has helped hundreds of Aboriginal entrepreneurs secure loans and access business services. Chris also co-led the development of the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Economic Development Strategy and played a key role in bringing the CanCode initiative to Mi’kmaq communities across Nova Scotia.
Chris joined Ulnooweg Development Group in April 2000 as a procurement liaison officer. In 2004, he accepted a commercial account manager position serving the Nova Scotia region. In 2006, he was appointed general manager of Ulnooweg. In recognition of Chris’s contribution to the overall management of Ulnooweg as a growing organization, Chris’s title was changed to chief operating officer in 2017.
Chris is a member of the Tripartite Economic Development Working Committee, and of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia and Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia boards. In 2016, Chris was elected to the board of the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce. His previous work has included membership with the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Developers Network and the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office. For over a decade, Chris was a board member of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association, representing the Atlantic and Quebec region.
Chris has a bachelor of business administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University.