Wood has appointed Naeem Farooqi as Global Technical Director of Zero-Emission Mobility to further accelerate its role in urban mobility, decarbonisation and transportation markets.
Wood’s Zero-Emission Mobility team is focused on solving challenges and delivering roadmaps for fleet electrification as more countries set ambitious decarbonisation targets and look to shift transport fleets to zero-emissions vehicles.
Naeem has dedicated his career to transit management and delivering innovative infrastructure and decarbonisation solutions and has been recognised with numerous industry awards as an emerging leader in sustainability including by Clean50 in the Transport Decarbonisation category. In this new role, he will focus on expanding Wood’s electric mobility global centre of excellence and provide clients direction on their path to zero-emission mobility using Wood’s ZeroEmissionSimTM digital tool.
“As the demand to reduce emissions continues to increase, we recognise our responsibility to advise our clients as they embrace change and adopt new mobility solutions,” said Lytle Troutt, President of Wood’s environmental consultancy business. “Naeem and our Zero-Emission Mobility team demonstrate the importance of Wood’s role as a leader in the energy transition and delivering ambitious net-zero emission goals for a healthier, cleaner planet.”
Commenting on his new role, Naeem added, “I am excited to expand Wood’s zero-emission solutions as a global centre of excellence in support of fleet electrification, asset management, economic analysis and charging and fuelling infrastructure. Electric and hydrogen vehicle adoption requires planning; we have the tools and expertise to empower our clients as they better the world on their journey to cleaner transportation.”
Naeem has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from York University, a master’s degree in planning and is currently pursuing a PhD in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto.