Somayeh Rokhgireh

Somayeh is a visionary senior consultant with more than a decade of experience as an entrepreneur, Multidisciplinary Sustainability professional, process excellence & optimization specialist, and an experienced and proven Architect.

She has a Master’s degree (M. Arch) in Sustainable Design with over 15 years of working experience in sustainable Architectural Design. Driven by her strong passion, she pursued education and led projects in a broader scope of Sustainability leadership and business sustainability management. She obtained her credentials in “Green Economy” and “Sustainability Management & Enterprise Process Excellence programs of Toronto Metropolitan (Ryerson) University in Canada, as well as “Business Sustainability Management” of the University of Cambridge in the UK. She is also a certified Blackbelt (CSSBB) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and IAQ member.


Finding strong ties with sustainability and sustainable development, she pursued her career by applying and practicing Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement tools to Design For Sustainable Excellence (Business Strategy, Operation, and Built environment) and create value for stakeholders. Her focus is to help clients design efficient systems through integrating quality management and process excellence methodologies and techniques with the sustainability framework of balanced environment, economic and social pillars.

Somayeh won the “first place award” in sustainability category , at the MIPIM Future Project, in Cannes, France. Leading the designing of an Eco-Tourism hospitality Project, she also accomplished the first place award in the Regeneration and Master planning category to make this Eco-tourism village the distinguished winner of two prestigious awards at the competition.

As her “professional outreach” drive, She has been collaborating with Pictet and Cie Swiss Bank on the “Prix Pictet” project on sustainability and Joined the Quality in Planet Earth Concerns Think Tank (QiPECTT) of International Academy for Quality (IAQ) as the sustainability consultant.

Somayeh is currently the instructor & Guest Speaker for the “Sustainability Management” and “Green Economy” programs at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is also the co-founding member, course developer, and instructor of the “Sustainability” program at McMaster University, continuing education department (MCE).