Since taking office, Mayor Nenshi has worked hard to steer Calgary through periods of unprecedented growth and economic downturn. He has championed major projects and programs that have kept Calgarians moving, built better communities in which to live and work, and created a more efficient and citizen-focused City Hall.
Prior to being elected, Mayor Nenshi was with McKinsey and Company, later forming his own business to help public, private and non-profit organizations grow. He then entered academia, where he was Canada's first tenured professor in the field of nonprofit management, at Mount Royal University's Bissett School of Business.
During his time as Mayor he has received numerous honours, including the 2014 World Mayor Prize.
Mayor Nenshi holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the University of Calgary, where he was President of the Students' Union, and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.