Dr. Lachemi has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Toronto Metropolitan University since April 2016. Since joining Toronto Metropolitan University in 1998 as professor of civil engineering, Dr. Lachemi has served in progressively senior roles, including Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Science, and Provost (COO) and Vice President Academic. Dr. Lachemi is the Chair of the Finance Committee of Universities Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a board member of Trillium Health Partners. Dr. Lachemi also serves as a board member of Hackergal and DMZ Ventures. He is the past Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities and COU Holding Association Inc. and was a member of the NRC Council from 2018 to 2021. Dr. Lachemi holds a M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Sherbrooke and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of Oran, Algeria.