S.P. (Van) Isman

Van Isman holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan. Van also holds a designation as a Chartered Director. Van worked in his family’s business for 14 years, during which time he also successfully started three other business ventures. In 1992, Van joined SIAST to develop an entrepreneurship initiative, and was subsequently assigned responsibility for all business programs delivered in Regina. In 1996, he joined Saskatchewan Economic Development and was appointed Executive Director responsible for small business, community economic development and co-operatives. In 2004, Van assumed the role of CEO of Wascana Centre Authority.


In late 2007, Van was recruited to rejoin Government as a Deputy Minister, initially responsible for the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, and subsequently for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Office of the Provincial Secretary. In 2012, Van moved to Crown Investments Corporation as Vice President, Special Projects and was assigned to be the Interim President and CEO of SOCO in October 2013. He was appointed President and CEO of SOCO in March 2014.