Bill Lomax

President and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada

Bill Lomax is the President and CEO of the First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) and a member of the Gitxsan Nation. Bill grew up in Terrace, B.C. before heading south to spend 22 years working on Wall Street and in Private equity in the United States. As a graduate of UBC’s law school and obtaining his MBA at Columbia University, Mr. Lomax began his career as a lawyer facilitating land claim negotiations for the British Columbia Treaty Commission. He later worked for the U.S. Federal Department of Justice before entering the investment sector in the United States, working for firms such as Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

Lomax believes the First Nations Bank of Canada will be a catalyst for economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable in Indigenous Nations and communities.

The First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank, with decades of experience serving Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples throughout Canada. The FNBC has 22 branches or service centres in 6 provinces and three territories and more than $1B in holdings.

Speaker Sessions

From Conflict to Collaboration: Working Across Difference to Advance Sustainability

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Intersectional Track
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Pattie Gonia Environmentalist, Drag Queen, Musician, Co-Founder of Outdoorist Oath and Intersectional Environmentalist Founding Ambassador
Bill Lomax President and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada
Phil De Luna Chief Carbon Scientist and Head of Engineering, Deep Sky
Maya Colombani Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Alicia M. Richins Sustainable Impact Consultant, Founder of The Climateverse, and Directory of Strategy & Governance, Leading Change Canada
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