August 03, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivvik is pleased to announce that Mr. Noah Tayara has taken on the role of Executive Chairman of Air Inuit. Prior to this Noah was the Chairman of the Board for the company.
Mr. Tayara has a long history sitting on the Makivvik Board and its subsidiaries. He was a member of the Makivvik Board of Directors representing the community of Salluit from 2005 to 2017 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Air Inuit since 2009.
”On behalf of Makivvik, its executives and the Board of Directors, I’m pleased to welcome Noah into this new role. Noah’s knowledge of our subsidiaries and more specifically of Air Inuit is a big asset and makes him a great fit for this position. After being Air Inuit’s president and CEO for many years, I see the need to have an Inuk in an executive position within the airline who is not only familiar with the airline industry, but who Nunavimmiut can approach and communicate with,“ says Makivvik President Pita Aatami.
“As President and CEO of Air Inuit, I’m pleased to work with Noah to pursue Nunavik’s airline success. “ said Christian Busch.
Mr. Noah Tayara’s new role is effective as of August 2nd 2021.
Makivvik is the land claims organization mandated to manage the heritage funds of the Inuit of Nunavik provided for under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivvik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth by providing assistance for the creation of Inuit-operated businesses in Nunavik. Makivvik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.
About Air Inuit
Founded by the Inuit in 1978 and owned 100% by Makivvik, Air Inuit was created to provide air connections between Nunavik’s 14 communities and southern Québec, to promote trade and to preserve Inuit culture. The company has become a major player in air transportation in Québec and is one of Nunavik’s most significant economic drivers. The company is also committed to the development of this immense territory and the prosperity of its people by providing support to various community organizations, cultural events, educational and sports programs, as well as the implementation of employment access programs for Inuit people.
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