Zakiah Kassam

President, AirVironment and Chair, ISO TC207 Environmental Management

Zakiah Kassam is President of AirVironment Canada, and a Senior Associate of the Boxfish Infrastructure Group. She is also the Chair of the ISO technical committee on Environmental management (ISO/TC 207). Zakiah has 20 years of professional experience spanning the energy sector, including design of large oil and gas facilities; environmental and occupational health and safety assessments; and large international and multi-national development projects in Central Asia and the Middle East. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, a Master of Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of London. Zakiah is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of AlbertaProfessional Engineers Ontario, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Speaker Sessions

Raising the Standard: A Blueprint for Resilient and Sustainable Communities

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chantal Guay Chief Executive Officer, Standards Council of Canada
Zakiah Kassam President, AirVironment and Chair, ISO TC207 Environmental Management
Joanna Eyquem Managing Director, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
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