Vice-President, Government Relations
Aleem Kanji is a strategic leader in government relations, public policy and communications. He currently leads client work in industries including real estate development, cannabis, transportation infrastructure, smart cities and the technology sectors.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Aleem led government affairs and stakeholder relations with Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Aleem’s professional experience also includes the Province of Ontario, City of Kitchener, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP as well as Toronto Region Board of Trade, where he led policy and public affairs.
He was appointed by Toronto City Council to the Board of Directors for Invest Toronto Inc. and lectures at York University, the University of Waterloo and Seneca College on economic development. Aleem is regularly called upon by major media networks to provide insight and commentary on government policies and political developments.
Aleem holds a Master’s degree in Local Economic Development and a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo.
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