Zain Velji is Partner and VP Strategy for Northweather, working with both companies and non-profits, as well as political campaigns. He was campaign manager for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s 2017 run and worked on the campaigns of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Velji is the host of the award-winning podcast “The Strategists,” where he dissects political strategy and public affairs issues, and his writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post. He is a frequent public speaker and regular political commentator on CBC radio and television and co-hosted the 2019 federal election for CTV.