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Yousef Salama

Yousef Salama

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Yousef Salama

YorkU alum Yousef Salama


Manager, Innovation (Public-Private Partnerships)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Tell prospective students a bit about the work you do.

Work with LA Metro departments to manage and administer the Office of Extraordinary Innovation’s (OEI’s) evaluation and development of projects to establish public private partnerships for the delivery of capital projects.

Support and advise Metro Internal Project Teams and External Advisors in order to develop P3 Business Cases, compile procurement packages and negotiate contracts through to commercial and financial close.

Participate in the development of project messaging and outreach to both elected officials and the general public, stakeholder agencies, and/or other organizations.

Tell prospective students a bit about how your studies at York helped you to get where you are today.

The MPPAL program and its faculty members jump-started my studies in Public-Private Partnerships in 2008.

Faculty members provided me with a network of contacts in both the public and private spheres and taught me how to leverage those contacts both for research and professional development. In addition, they gave me a platform to share my ideas and express opinions. More importantly, they helped refine my research, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills.

Without question, the MPPAL program is the reason why I am in Los Angeles, California practicing Public-Private Partnerships.

I thank the program's faculty, and particularly Professors Daniel Cohn and Ian Greene.