BIO - Almin Surani
Chief Information Officer
Canadian Red Cross
Almin Surani is currently the Chief Information Officer for the Canadian Red Cross with over 17 years of experience in the technology field in both private and nonprofit companies. With over 6,600 employees and over 20,000 volunteers, the Canadian Red Cross has operations across Canada and 17 countries around the world. As the CIO, Almin has the responsibility to lead IT strategy and operations to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the organization.
Almin has also served in senior roles ranging from software development to quality management to strategic planning. He not only drove the strategic planning process (2010-2015) for the Canadian Red Cross but also participated on a working group that contributed to the 10-year strategy for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Prior to the Canadian Red Cross, Almin was in both a Six Sigma Black Belt role and Director of Product Development for QuickBooks and Quicken for Intuit Canada. In 2002, he received his MBA from Queen’s University.
In his spare time Almin enjoys spending time with his wife Charlene and working on his photography.