Rocky Vermani

Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation, NOVA Chemicals

Rocky Vermani is the Senior Vice President, Innovation and Sustainability, responsible for building out NOVA Chemicals’ sustainability initiative roadmaps and advocating for strong policy to continue unlocking leading-edge solutions for a sustainable future. Vermani previously served as senior vice president of supply chain, procurement and innovation where he drove value creation and enhanced customer experience throughout the supply chain, within technology development, and in meeting the emerging challenges in the industry.

Vermani joined NOVA Chemicals in 1994 as process engineer, and since then served the company in a number of roles throughout manufacturing, technology licensing, polymer sales and marketing, olefins products business and olefins feedstock & energy acquisition. His years of experience in the petrochemical industry have helped him become an expert in all key functions of the business.    

Prior to joining NOVA Chemicals, Vermani was a Process Engineer at DuPont Canada.

Vermani earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently serves on the board of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), Resource Diversification Council (RDC) for Alberta, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Mount Royal University’s business school.

Speaker Sessions

From the Micro to the Macro: Unpacking Plastic’s Place in a Regenerative Future

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meg O’Shea Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Canada Plastics Pact
Lasse Gustavsson President and CEO, Ocean Wise
Rocky Vermani Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation, NOVA Chemicals
Alain Brandon Vice President, Sustainability, Social Impact and Government Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited