Ron Hyggen
Chief Executive Officer, Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership

Ron Hyggen was appointed CEO of Kitsaki on July 1, 2022. He is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band from the community of Sucker River with a wealth of experience, education, and training. Ron joined Kitsaki in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) after a decade as CEO at Athabasca Basin Security (ABS), during which he expanded the scope of services and significantly increased the staff from 30 to more than 300. Other highlights during Ron’s time at ABS include the establishment of 14 First Nation partnerships across Western Canada, presenting to the Senate of Canada Standing Committee, achieving the Sabex award for growth and expansion, and managing the acquisition of Grande Prairie’s All Peace Protection. Before his time at ABS, Ron was senior consultant at Deloitte, where he worked with their SAP/JD Edwards and system implementation team, and at SIGA, where he was Director of HRS & Business Planning. Outside of work, Ron is a member of the Board of Directors at St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.

Ron holds the Professional Director Certificate from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Certificates in HR Management and Organizational Development from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Education with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Some of his training includes Negotiation from Sauder School of Business, Leadership Development from St. Lawrence College, Project Management Principles, and Techniques, Automating Project Management.

Ron enjoys spending his spare time at the lake with his wife and two kids. His interests include golf, hockey, making fishing lures, horsemanship, scuba diving, hunting, volunteer firefighting, coaching hockey, and competing in fishing derbies.