Amit Chakma, PH.D
Independent Director (1) (2)
Mr. Chakma is a Professional Engineer. He is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the President of the University of Western Ontario. Prior thereto, Mr. Chakma was Vice President (Academic) and Provost, and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo from 2001 to 2009. Since 1992, he has been a Professor of Engineering, including Environmental, Chemical and Petroleum, at a number of Canadian Universities. Mr. Chakma has been a director of the Canadian Scholarship Trust since 2013 and serves on the audit committee of a non-profit organization. He also served on the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology Innovation Council from 2012 to 2017.
Mr. Chakma holds holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, both from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a Diplom-Ingenieur in Chemical Engineering, Gas Engineering Specialization from the Institut Algerien du Petrole, Algeria. Mr. Chakma is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Institute of Corporate Directors.