Global Program Manager
Samir joined CALSTART in 2022 as Global Program Manager. He works on the Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero (D2Z) program, which includes leading D2Z recruitment, strengthening partner engagement, developing Zero Emission commercial vehicle (ZECV) infrastructure deployment roadmaps, and D2Z activities in critical regions, and all the CALSTART activities in India. He previously worked as an Innovation and Technology specialist for the California Department of Transportation, leading all zero and low-emission projects. He has a great combination of subject-matter knowledge on zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDVs), off-road intercity passenger rail, project management experience, and comprehensive stakeholder engagement experience with many government agencies in California and US, specifically on ZE-MHDVs.
Samir’s academic background includes a Master’s and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, an engineering-in-Training (EIT) license from the California board, project management, six sigma, and mechanical design CAD certifications.