Syeda Khurram

Diversity Director

Syeda Khurram is Chief Operating Officer for Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission, CFO for Barley Council of Canada and AgSafe Society, and treasurer for GrainsWest magazine.

Syeda has 19 years of experience in finance and business operations management. She is an innovative and visionary leader purely focused on productive business results. She has a proven record of turning vision into a reality through sound strategy development to create value. She implemented a number of measures to improve the sustainability of the commission’s operations, successfully developed the efficient check-off database to maintain producers’ data integrity, led the Western Canadian Deduction program of $60 million after CWB withdrawal, and was involved in designing the amalgamated management structure. She also developed a five-year strategic plan for Alberta Wheat Commission, and built an innovative business model in delivering Advance Payments Program – FarmCash, for farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia.

Syeda comes from an agricultural family and strongly believes in the importance of agriculture locally, nationally, and internationally. She has served as a director on the 4-H Alberta Foundation Board of Interim Trustees since 2019.