Vania Karam is an Ottawa native with a lengthy career including 20-years as a public servant with the Government of Canada as well as experience in the private sector and small businesses. In her current role, Vania is a principal advisor in the Investment, Partnerships and Innovation Branch of Infrastructure Canada. In addition to her work on the Canada Infrastructure Bank file, Vania has extensive experience in Crown corporation governance and tax policy having held previous roles working on the first ten-year legislative review of the Business Development Bank of Canada and developing personal income tax policy for the federal budget at Finance Canada. Vania is also a small business owner as the sole proprietor of a small tax practice. Vania is passionate about community building and social justice and in her spare time generously commits herself and shares her skills as a dedicated volunteer with many organizations including CPA’s financial literacy program, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Ethics Practitioners' Association of Canada, the City of Ottawa Accessibility Advisory Committee and Families Matter Cooperative in support of developmental disabilities. Vania is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CGA), she holds a Master’s degree in Economics and is a Certified Risk Manager.