Mowi Canada West has hired Norman Napoleon as its director of community partnerships.

Napolean, who took on the role in early March, will work specifically with First Nations communities where Mowi operates in British Columbia.

“In order for Mowi to continue to grow, it is essential that our relationships with Indigenous communities also grow,” Napolean said.

Before joining Mowi, Napolean served as the indigenous relationship liaison with Canfor, a sustainable wood building firm. Prior to that role, he spent seven years working for BC's Oil and Gas Commission. During his time with the commission, he developed an aboriginal liaison program and spent time working with the government and communities implementing and growing the program, according to Mowi.

Mowi Canada West currently operates within the traditional territories of 24 Canadian First Nations. The company has formal agreements with 15 of these Nations and eight First Nation-owned businesses.