May 28, 2015
Jay Nagendran became Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) on October 1, 2014. Prior to this, he was a member of the Natural Resources Conservation Board for three years.
Mr. Nagendran has also been an assistant deputy minister for the Alberta government, first with Environment and then with Tourism, Parks and Recreation. During his long career in Alberta, he also worked as manager of environment and engineering at the Alberta Special Waste Management Corporation, served as a Canadian advisor on environmental standards to the Indonesian government as part of a Canadian International Development Agency project, and was a member of several World Bank teams on environmental issues.
Mr. Nagendran served on the University of Alberta Senate for six years and the Board of Governors for three years. Currently, he is a board trustee and chair of the Admissions Committee for the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice.
Mr. Nagendran has won many awards including two international awards for his work in the environmental field. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Alberta. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice.