Soushiant joined the Skoll Centre in April 2012 initially as the Manager of Strategy and Operations. In early 2014, he transitioned to the role of Special Projects Lead as a consultant, and remains closely involved in some day-to-day operations of the Centre.
Soushiant’s professional experience spans the fields of management and strategy consulting and policy. He has helped both non-profit (universities and NGO’s) and for-profit (health care and global extractive industries) clients overcome strategic and operational challenges. In London, he was an Associate at Adam Smith International and advised government officials from developing countries on governance reforms for the extractive industries. Prior to this, Soushiant was an Associate at Volans, a London-based strategy firm focused on corporate innovation and sustainability, and conducted research on closed loop economic systems while advising clients on opportunities for enhancing corporate sustainability efforts, innovation and profitability.
At Volans, Soushiant also co-authored a background policy paper with Chairman John Elkington for the European Commission assessing natural resource management and CSR uptake by multinational corporations in emerging markets as well as contributed research to Elkington’s latest book, The Zeronauts. Between 2006 and 2009, Soushiant led a policy program at a leading Canadian disarmament and non-proliferation think tank (The Simons Centre) exploring the motivations and implications of Iran’s nuclear technology advancements, and advised the Canadian and US governments on appropriate policy responses.
In 2010, the UK's Foreign Office selected Soushiant as one of four Canadian Chevening Scholars. He holds an MA in Global Energy and Public Policy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and a Diplôme in International Affairs from Sciences-po Paris.
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