KIamanesh, Mitra

Mitra Kiamanesh

M. Eng. Arch., MASA, CIS, PMP, Cert ConRes

Instructor - School of Business


Member of Project Management Institute of BC

Member of the Civil Roster of Mediate BC

Mitra has taught at Capilano University since 1998, when she began lecturing for two post-graduate programs: the Asia Pacific Management Program and Latin American Management Program.

In 2000, Mitra was elected as the first Chair of the McRae Institute of International Management, where she trained Canadian managers to function effectively in Asia and Latin America. She went on to serve as the Director of External Relations at McRae prior to teaching in the Capilano School of Business.

Currently Mitra teaches a wide range of business courses including international business, cross-cultural negotiation, project management, organizational behaviour, people management and entrepreneurship. She maintains a focus on mediation, intercultural project management and negotiations across cultures and can speak in French, English, Spanish and Farsi.

Mitra has over 30 years of international experience, including practicing as an architect in Spain and Algeria. For over 20 years, Mitra ran her international consulting firm in Vancouver which assisted Canadian companies in expanding to Asian and Latin American markets.

Mitra has a Masters of Architecture and Urban Design from the National University of Iran and a Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture from the University of British Columbia. Her studies continued with international business and project management courses at UBC. She has also completed her Certificate of Intercultural Studies at UBC and a Certificate of Mediation from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She has a Project Management Professional designation and is an active member of the Vancouver international and local business community, as well as a number of professional associations.