Asifa Samji, Vice President, Environmental Services, Stantec

Asifa Samji, Vice President, Environmental Services, Stantec

AsifaA Vice-president and Regional Business Leader for Stantec’s Environmental Services in British Columbia, Alberta, and Northern Canada, Asifa provides leadership to 800 staff including environmental scientists, engineers, and project managers. Her 18 year career has specialized in leading and growing a group of professionals through effective and efficient operations management, project and client management, business development and staff development. She has delivered environmental and project management services to a wide range of clients including oil and gas, mining, and the public sector.

Through her experience with managing large-scale, multi-faceted projects, she has liaised with federal agencies such as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Health Canada and other stakeholders including legal advisors and financial institutions. In addition, Asifa has been a technical and business advisor to several First Nations communities in British Columbia.

In 1992, Asifa became the youngest Vice-Chairperson for the Aga Khan Health Board for BC. While she continues as a proud volunteer within the Ismaili community, she regularly seeks opportunities to share her knowledge, skills and time within her professional world. Currently, Asifa is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies in British Columbia (ACECBC), and has recently completed a six year term on the BCIT Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also served as a mentor with the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow Mentorship Program which engages final year post-secondary students with industry experts to develop their skills in networking, leadership, and volunteerism.

In November, 2015, the Women’s Executive Network named Asifa as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award recipient.

Asifa obtained a bachelor of science from the University of British Columbia, a bachelor of technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and has completed a master of business administration degree from Royal Roads University.