Zain Abedin - Director, Community Development at Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN)
Zain is currently working with Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) as the Director of Community Development to help build affordable housing and estimate homelessness in rural communities across Canada. He authored an award winning guide to estimate rural homelessness in communities across Canada which is now being adopted by other provinces and also gaining traction internationally.
He has international sales and account management experience with significant experience in developing and maintaining major customer accounts in the Oil & Gas industry. Before joining ARDN he helped a startup in the social entrepreneurship space in Canada to secure government funding by conducting market research, and writing business plan.
Zain is personally motivated in working in an entrepreneurial space with the attitude of 'making things happen for the greater good'. His skills include developing strategies and successfully executing them.