Iyad Kheirbek serves as Director, Air Quality at C40, and is responsible for the development and delivery of C40’s global air quality strategy. Prior to joining C40, Iyad spent a decade working on air quality, climate, and public health issues with the City of New York, most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Air Quality programme at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In that role, Iyad was responsible for leading the New York City Community Air Survey, the largest ongoing urban air monitoring program in the US, and led research and policy analysis to support development and implementation of New York City’s air quality and climate agendas. Prior to joining the New York City, Iyad worked as an environmental scientist for the nonprofit NESCAUM, assisting States in the Northeastern US in developing air quality and climate programmes. Iyad has an MS in Environmental Health from University of Washington in Seattle and a BA from Tufts University.