K’awat’si Economic

Roop has over 20 years of executive-level experience in banking, project & construction financing, and project management. Roop has advised organizations such as Westex Timber Mills, the Kitwanga Lumber Company, and the The Vancouver Port Corporation. He has overseen the successful implementation and operation of BC First Nations–Corporate Business Joint Ventures in the resource and commodity export industries and has exported commodities such as: Canadian beef & poultry, dimensional lumber, logs, wood pellets, bottled water and wines from the US, Italy, and Canada to markets in the Pacific Rim.

Roop has also advised numerous elected Canadian government officials at all levels of Canadian government and has held positions on several mayoral advisory boards in communities located within the British Columbian Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver Regional District.

He has also utilized his extensive knowledge of government administration to manage and advise joint ventures, and co-operative industry partners, on government affairs issues as they related to, and impacted the ability to conduct economic trade, both nationally, internationally and in partnership with Canada’s Indigenous communities. 

He holds a degree from Simon Fraser University.