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Forty under 40 Award winner profile: Ramtin Rasoulinezhad

Director of engineering, Shift Clean Energy

BIV is proud to recognize Ramtin Rasoulinezhad, director of engineering at Shift Clean Energy, and 39 exceptional business leaders with 2022 Forty under 40 Awards.

Each recipient is featured in BIV's annual Forty under 40 Magazine, and will be celebrated at an awards gala Feb. 22. Profiles of each award recipient – originally published in the magazine – will be available at in the days ahead.

Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?

The desire to improve efficiencies in all aspect of the work and never stop learning.

What drives you?

Expanding the penetration of clean technologies and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.

A favourite book you would recommend?

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant.

Now that you are (or are close to) entering your 40s, what goals have you set for yourself?

Making the world a better place for the future generation by moving toward net-zero-emission societies while enjoying time with my family.

What was your childhood career dream?

I wanted to be a heart surgeon and helping people who are underprivileged.

What was your toughest business or professional decision?

Deciding to move to marine technologies, which is different than other sectors in many aspects. However, I have been so lucky to be trained by the best in this field.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Better things are yet to come.

What is your best habit?

Not lying to myself.

Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.

I love reading and listening to philosophy books.

Best piece of advice ever received?

Enjoy life every day and don’t give up.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?

Don’t let fear stop you from creating solutions without limitations.

What career highlight are you most proud of?

I feel very fortunate to serve my career making the use of clean technologies possible in a variety of sectors, such as utilities, oil and gas, marine and in remote communities.

What’s left to accomplish?

The goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. It needs immediate priority and sustained dedication.

Read the profiles of all 40 award recipients in BIV's annual Forty under 40 Magazine. Register to recognize this year's winner at the Forty under 40 Awards gala on Feb. 22.