VANCOUVER - Former Vancouver police chief Jim Chu has moved from crime fighting to private enterprise.
Chu has joined the Aquilini Investment Group (AIG) as vice president of special projects and partnerships.
An announcement from the company says he will ensure safety standards are upheld and meaningful partnerships are developed with First Nations across B.C., in relation to various agricultural, energy and development projects.
The 36-year police veteran retired this spring after just over seven years as Vancouver's first non-white chief constable.
President of Aquilini Development and Construction, David Negrin, says Chu's proven leadership experience, prominence in the community, and business acumen make him an ideal candidate for the job.
Vancouver-based AIG is best known as the owner of the NHL Vancouver Canucks, but the family-run business also includes everything from commercial, industrial and residential construction to sustainable agriculture, renewable energy projects and food, beverage and hospitality enterprises.
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