Alex is a disruptive strategist motivated by breaking the system for the greater good. He has a background of implementing change at a root level and creating an atmosphere of cultivating and transforming ideas into viable solutions that create efficiencies, challenge the norm, and prepare for the future.
Through his almost 15 year career with the City, he found himself getting more involved in the organizational development and transformation work to ensure the service lines are relevant and optimized to meet the needs for the future.
He has been actively involved in developing several strategies, creating innovative analytical models, revamping and restructuring several operational services to ensure job clarity, job satisfaction and increased employee morale.
In his position as Branch Manager, Alex was also on the steering committee for the Smart Cities Challenge . He received the Culture Commitment Award under the category of Excellence in 2018.
He has also been nominated for the City Manager's Award for Leadership Excellence in the past.
He is inspired by his young son, an aspiring hockey player, who keeps him in touch with his values of doing good for others through innovative thinking and action.
Alex worked as a resident architect at the famous Palm Island resort built off of the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates following receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
He emigrated to Canada in 2004 and has a Master's of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta.
He is certified as a
Personality wise he is an ENTP (Myers Briggs), Influencer (DISC), an Outlaw/Rebel (Archetype) and a Socializer (Behavioural type)
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his son, loves traveling to learn about new cultures, loves experimenting in fusion cuisine in the kitchen, loves photography and playing tennis.
He aspires to be a participant on the Amazing Race and is a foodie and will try most things at least once.
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