Meet Huu-ay-aht’s New Chief Financial Officer, Raja Narayanan

Raja Narayanan started as Chief Finance Officer for the Huu-ay-aht First Nation in April 2023.

Raja was born in Tamil Nadu, India, and moved to Canada in 2011 to pursue his postgraduate studies at Centennial College in Toronto. Raja received his Master of Finance and Control, Master of Business Administration, and Postgraduate in Financial Planning.

Currently, Raja is working towards his Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager, designated from the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association. This course work is concentrated on investments, financial management and reporting, and financial planning.

Before joining Huu-ay-aht, Raja worked with other First Nation organizations.

It started with him moving to the Yukon Territories in 2012 after completing his studies in Toronto, where he spent the next six years working in various First Nation governments. In 2018, he moved to Ucluelet, B.C., where he worked as a finance manager and assisted with the Modern Treaty’s implementation for two years.

Then following this, Raja was the financial controller at the First Nation Government’s Economic Development Organization in Nanaimo.

With years of experience, the Nation is please to have Raja join the team and work with Huu-ay-aht Government.