Tourism Industry Update
| Salman Azam joined the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Tourism Sector Strategy Division in July 2020.
Previous to this, Salman was the Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Financial Officer in Corporate Management Services, serving as the justice and public safety sector’s consolidated corporate services resource.
Salman has worked in government at regional, municipal and provincial levels for over 20 years in various roles. Amongst other accomplishments, he led transit operations at Coast Mountain Bus Company, ran a large project management and technology division at TransLink, and oversaw Information Technology, Human Resources, and Finance functions, in addition to Public Engagement and Policy as the Chief Operating Officer for the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC.
Salman has a BA in Labour Relations from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His passions include fair weather hiking, spending time with his family, and reading about politics or technology.