2019 - Emerging Leader

Emerging Leader

Naeem Farooqi, PhD (c) MSc. Pl, BBA

Principal Consultant, Strategic Advisory, WSP Canada

Identifying industry interest in alternative fuel propulsion technologies for transit fleets, Naeem pioneered a Canadian advisory practice group which expanded globally to Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. He co-developed the Battery Optimization Lifecycle Tool, a one-of-a-kind tool that evaluates the triple-bottom-line impact of implementing battery electric buses (BEBs). Additionally, Naeem has been leading the expansion and implementation of BEBs in European, North and South American markets in which the tool now predicts over 30 models and 100 battery configurations. Naeem led the first-of-its-kind low emissions pilot of inter-city coaches using CNG. This two-month pilot across various northern Ontario inter-city routes enabled an agency to participate in exploring carbon reduction research.