Nominated by the federal government, Fauzia Lalani is an award-winning business leader who is currently working as an executive consultant, assisting multi-national companies in the areas of strategic and business planning. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Lalani was the Vice-President of National Service Fulfillment at TELUS Corporation, prior to which she served as President and CEO of Aquila Networks Canada, an industry-leading utility provider. Ms. Lalani also spent seven years with TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company. During her career with TransAlta, she served as director of several areas, including sales and marketing, deregulation, design engineering and construction, and mass market and retail services. Active in numerous national and community organizations, Ms. Lalani is the Chair of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board and also serves as a board director with: the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta (Chair of the Policy Committee); STARS Air Ambulance; and the Calgary YMCA (Chair of the Board Nominating and Governance Committee). Ms. Lalani is a recipient of the 50 Key Women in Energy Award—Leadership Category, and of the Stevie International Business Award—Best Support Team Category. Ms. Lalani earned a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, and she is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Western Executive Program.