Naeem Farooqi honoured for his work on electric and natural gas buses, low-emission vehicles.

WSP’s own Naeem Farooqi has been named a Clean50 Emerging Leader for 2019, in recognition of his innovative work on electric and natural gas buses and low-emission vehicles.

Naeem’s commitment to sustainable transportation has been an ardent theme throughout his career — and his passion and dedication have delivered far-reaching impacts. Throughout his years at WSP, Naeem has focused his efforts on projects that have pushed GHG reduction targets forward, including the Halifax Electric Bus Feasibility Study, the Abbotsford Green Fleet Strategy, the Lima E-Bus Feasibility Study, and most notably, the adoption of electric vehicles across the globe, for which Naeem co-developed the Battery Optimization Lifecycle Tool. This is a one-of-a-kind tool that evaluates the triple bottom line impact of implementing battery electric buses (BEBs).

Canada’s Clean50 Awards were founded by the Delta Management Group in June 2011. Every year, they shine a spotlight on the country’s foremost leaders in sustainability. The Emerging Leaders are selected from professionals under 35, whose contributions outsize their age. Honourees are recognized as remarkable and inspiring leaders who have made sustainability a priority.


I was honoured to receive this award, having dedicated many years toward advancing sustainable transportation in public transit, using low and zero-emission propulsion. This recognition acknowledges WSP’s investment in Future Ready thought leadership in both projects and individuals.
Naeem Farooqi Principal Consultant at WSP


WSP is proud to have one of its own recognized as an Emerging Leader, while continuing to advance Future Ready projects, provide innovative expertise, and prioritize sustainability both in Canada and around the globe.