Saeed Rahman

Saeed Rahman is Assistant Professor of Strategy at the School of Business, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada. His research interests include ecological knowledge, regenerative business, regenerative agriculture, social-ecological systems perspective, and systems resilience. Dr. Rahman’s research investigates whether and how new knowledge about organization-nature interdependencies allows a business to effectively adapt to threats from ecosystem degradation, including climate change or loss of biodiversity, and not further reduce broader ecosystem resilience. His research on ecological knowledge focuses on exploring how agriculture and agri-food businesses can successfully develop sustainable strategies based on critical knowledge about the business-nature interface and traditional/indigenous and scientific knowledge on agricultural practices and ecosystem dynamics. Dr. Rahman received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Prior to academia, in a career spanning more than 10 years, he worked in the development sector with various organizations, including KPMG, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., and World Bank, and in the corporate sector for the multinational company Reckitt Benckiser UK Ltd. Dr. Rahman earned a PhD in strategy, organization theory, and sustainability from the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada. He can be reached at saeed.rahman@ufv.ca.