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Adi Iyer

Manager, Government Relations for the Canadian Standards Association


Adi Iyer serves as Manager, Government Relations for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group). Before joining the CSA Group, Adi served the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance for five years in an advisory role on Innovation, Market Affairs, and Government Relations files. Adi’s political experience includes serving elected officials at the City of Toronto and Queen’s Park, and has directed the strategic communications and issues management functions for election campaigns.

Adi chose the MPM program to develop his career in the government and public affairs sector, specifically to become an effective lobbyist in an increasingly complex political landscape.

In addition to his MPM from Carleton, Adi has a B.Sc. and B.A. from the University of Toronto, and recently graduated with an MBA from Queen’s and Cornell Universities.

“The MPM program brought me to Ottawa and kept me in Ottawa. The program was my gateway to securing a career in government relations which has in turn led to an upward career trajectory in stakeholder relations, business strategy, and corporate affairs. The faculty’s depth of knowledge and breadth of experience in politics, and the strong, diverse alumni network make Carleton’s MPM program an excellent resume builder on your path to becoming an excellent political strategist – a skill that is useful far beyond life on the Hill.” – Adi Iyer

Last Revision: June 8, 2018