Welcome and opening remarks

Jay Nagendran, President & CEO, AEMERA





The Board of Directors appointed Jay Nagendran to the position of President and CEO for the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) on October 1, 2014.


Prior to joining AEMERA, Jay served as a Board Member with the Natural Resources Conservation Board for three years and on the Surface Rights and the Land Compensation Boards for one year.


A well-known and respected leader in the environmental community, Jay served as Assistant Deputy Minister for six years at Alberta Environment and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. During his long career in the province, he also worked as manager of environment and engineering at the Alberta Special Waste Management Corporation, served as a Canadian advisor on environmental standards to the Indonesian government as part of a Canadian International Development Agency project, and was a member of several World Bank teams on environmental issues.


Jay was a member of the University of Alberta Senate for six years and the served on the Board of Governors for three years. He is currently a board trustee and chair of the Admissions Committee for the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice.


Jay has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California and a masters’ degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Alberta. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice. He has won many awards including two international awards for his work in the environmental field.


Jay is very proud of his wife, Shyamala, their two sons and their families.