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Saeed Rahman

Saeed Rahman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Sustainability

School of Business

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Dr. Saeed Rahman is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Sustainability in the School of Business, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada. His current research investigates how business innovations can contribute to food security and biodiversity conservation. He works in collaboration with researchers from the Food and Agriculture Institute and the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI), examining how agri-food businesses can develop sustainable strategies based on critical knowledge about the business-nature interface, and the traditional/Indigenous and scientific knowledge on agricultural practices and ecosystem dynamics. As a faculty associate at the Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Rahman creates linkages among UFV students, faculty, local community, and business leaders to conduct applied research, provide mentorship, and organize networking events. In his role as the faculty advisor to Enactus UFV, Dr. Rahman mentors students in the development and implementation of social entrepreneurship projects that positively impact local communities. His research has been supported by several prestigious grants, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship and the Graduate Fellowship from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Prior to academia, he worked in the development sector for KPMG, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and World Bank, as well as for multinational company Reckitt Benckiser. Dr. Rahman holds an MBA from the University of Windsor, ON, Canada, and a PhD in strategy and sustainability from the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, BC. 

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