With unmatched knowledge of Canada’s mining and energy markets, Dave partners with clients to connect their strategic priorities to successful execution plans
Dave Nikolejsin is a strategic advisor for McCarthy Tétrault located in British Columbia.
Dave previously served the B.C. government as Deputy Minister responsible for mining, BC Hydro, independent power producers, oil, natural gas and pipeline affairs for seven years. Leveraging this experience, Dave effectively navigates clients through the strategic shifts needed to remain competitive in Canada’s mining and energy markets.
Having led the process for several of the province’s most high-profile mining and oil and gas projects, Dave possesses unparalleled technical skills, strategic insights into and knowledge of the commercial and political realities facing Canada’s oil and gas, energy and mining sectors.
Dave is also widely considered to be a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance having worked extensively with Governments, industry and environmental organizations on ESG matters. Notably, Dave led the process with all levels of Government and First Nations to obtain a Final Investment Decision on the LNG Canada project – the single largest private sector investment in Canada’s history.
Dave’s previous roles with the Province of B.C. include, Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office, where he acted as Chief Executive of the stand-alone office responsible for environmental assessments of major projects in B.C., and Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer.
Throughout his career, Dave has established large networks in a number of international markets, including much of Asia.
Dave is currently the Chair of the Board for the Digital Identification and Authorization Council of Canada.