Alfred Burgesson

Founder & CEO TribeNetwork


Alfred Burgesson

Alfred Burgesson is the founder and CEO of Tribe Network, an organization that supports Black, Indigenous and people of colour who are pursuing entrepreneurship.

Born in Ghana and raised in Nova Scotia, Alfred is a thoughtful leader who enjoys social entrepreneurship and is passionate about building bridges between people, places and ideas. Alfred’s unique talents include convening leaders, and an ability to launch grassroots movements and coalitions while utilizing digital tools and technology platforms.

Alfred is an active leader in the Halifax community and is passionate about entrepreneurship, youth engagement, and employment. Burgesson has experience advising local community groups, non-profit organizations, and government/crown corporations and he’s been an advisor to many leaders in Canada, including the Prime Minister, Senators, and First Nation Chiefs.

Recently, Alfred supported the African Canadian Senate Group and the office of Senator Colin Deacon as project lead; gathering data and insights on Black Entrepreneurship in Canada. He is also a co-chair of Canada’s first-ever State of the Youth Report.

Burgesson is a Member of the Board of Governors at Halifax Grammar School and is a former member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. Alfred has been an active member of Black Opportunity Fund’s Government Relations Committee since its inception and joined the BOF Board of Directors in 2022.