ZAIN VELJI

As VP Strategy for Northweather, Zain brings a decade of experience in
political, business, and non-profit communications, as well as marketing and
engagement.

 

Zain is a frequent public speaker and regular political commentator who
appears weekly on CBC radio and television. In addition, Zain is the board
chair of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, serves on the board of the
YMCA Calgary, and the Education and Lifelong learning committee of the
Calgary Foundation. He is also the city co-chair of the Banff Forum as well
as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shaper community.
Zain's consulting and political experience has allowed him to work for companies and non-profits as well as notable political campaigns, serving as campaign manager for Mayor Naheed Nenshi and working on the campaigns for US Senator Elizabeth Warren and US President Barack Obama.

 

Zain’s political commentary, along with his popular podcast “The Strategists” have been covered by the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Christian Science Monitor, and The National Post.

 

In 2018, Zain was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine.
Zain has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta.