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Founding Members

Founding Members

CanACC is grateful for the support and commitment of our Founding Members for their generous financial contribution, extraordinary vision and overall support in establishing a private member organization to promote the flow of investment among Canadian and Arab businesses in Canada and between Canada and Arab world at large. Without their support and expertise, CanACC would not exist.

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Sam Bouji

Chairman & CEO
Global Family of Companies
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Mr. Bouji is recognized as one of the leading independent entrepreneurs in Canada. He is the founding Chair of the Canada-Arabic Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman & CEO of the Global family of companies, which include Global RESP Corporation, Global Insurance Solutions Inc, Global Maxfin Investments Inc., Global Maxfin Capital Inc., and Global Growth Assets Inc. With approximately CDN$3 billion of Assets under Administration, over 1,000 Sales representatives and over 125 full-time employees, Global continues to grow. As of March 2013, the number of enrolled children in the Global Educational Trust Plan (GETP) is over 112,000 and over 7,000 students have used their funds to attend a post-secondary institution. Since inception, the GETP has distributed over CDN$141 million to students to fund their post-secondary education.

In 2002, Mr. Bouji was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his significant contribution to Canada. He was also honoured as Entrepreneur of the Year by Skills for Change, Ontario during their 18th Annual New Pioneers Awards in 2010, nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 by Ernst Young and recipient of the Outstanding Support of Higher Education and Philanthropic Excellence Award by the Arab Canadian Business Gala. Mr. Bouji has worked with many associations, charitable organizations and local events and has significantly donated to various organizations: the Arab Community Centre, MAP, CJPME, Canadian Tamil Chamber of Commerce, Diabetic Association of Canada, Canadian Red Cross Society, Canada-Arabic Federation, Sick Kids Foundation and Canadian Memorial Chiropractor, to name a few.

Mr. Bouji’s involvement in the community has also led him to become involved in local, provincial and federal politics. He has networked with and made representation to senior level government officials to further improve the affordability of education for Canadian children.

Global is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2013 under the continued leadership and direction of Mr. Bouji.
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Juju Katib

Executive Director
Eventco Consulting
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After completing a bachelor degree in English literature, Juju Katib started a Language school for adults in Dubai. During her first two years of teaching and interacting with people of various levels and industries, her management and communication skills were honed, and she expanded her business services to organizing business conferences and educational seminars . After moving to Canada, her passion for planning and organizing events didn’t fade. In 2005, she established a business event consulting company; EventCo. Soon, EventCo became a known land mark for one stop source for event production and management in the GTA. With supreme ability and effective strategies, Juju leads a team of creative organizers that can skillfully deliver the message of any event.

One of Juju’s many achievements is the annual Canadian Arab Trade Show and Awards Gala. In January 2011, she envisioned an event which would bring Arab and non-Arab Canadian Businesses together. It didn’t take long for the idea to come to fruition and with overwhelming success, the 1st Annual Canadian Arab Tradeshow and Gala was held in the fall of 2011, and the 2nd annual gala in the fall of 2012. Throughout the two galas, over a hundred businesses had the opportunity to showcase their products and services and reach the niche market of Arab Canadians. The two galas also served as venues to honor and shed light on Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the community and students with academic excellence.

Currently,besides serving as the Executive Director of CanACC, Juju is also the founding editor of the voice of the chamber magazine; CONNECT.

With over 12 years of experience in business and marketing communications, public relation services, business event planning, managing and production, Juju has built strong relationships with the business elite from around the world. She is an excellent negotiator and advisor that takes into consideration all parties involved. There’s nothing she can’t handle! A true “people person”, Juju is determined, persistent and always lives up to her promises.

On personal note, Juju recently finished writing her first Novel and is in the process of publishing it.
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Hussein K. Amad

President & CEO
Yorkville Asset Management Inc
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Hussein Amad is a co-founder of Yorkville Asset Management Inc. and serves as President and CEO.Hussein brings over 20 years of investment and banking experience in senior positions at major Canadian and international banks.

Prior to joining Yorkville, Hussein was the Chief Investment Strategist and member of the Board of Directors at UBS Investment Management Inc. Hussein has also served as National Director of the Institutional Portfolio Group at Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel, a subsidiary of Scotiabank.

Hussein is an award winning instructor at the University of Toronto where he lectures in the area of Enterprise Risk Management.
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George Younan

President & CEO
Youvic Investments Inc.
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GEORGE YOUNAN with 18 years of experience in investments under his belt, now serves as the Founder, President, and CEO of Youvic Investment Group Inc. George has successfully developed YOUVIC into a leading organization in providing end to end consultancy services including settlement services, real estate property investments, property management and insurance assistance. Along with his son, Vice President, Victor Younan, George takes pride in the quality of service Youvic provides for its clients.

Youvic provides an array of services from consulting and advising to working with clients on any of their investing needs to ensure clarity with regards to profitable risks and timing with any projects. Youvic’s humble team of professionals also provides settlement services that enable new comers to feel at ease when settling into their new environment. Youvic also provides accounting services with well experienced equipped and professional accountants to assist clients with financial needs and advise on future budgeting decisions.

In addition, Youvic provides registered education savings plan for families to help plan the future of their children, and insurance solutions for various insurance needs.
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Mark Itwaru

Founder & CEO
MiiSCAN Inc.
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Mr. Itwaru is a highly successful and leading technology entrepreneur in the mobile commerce, mobile marketing, social media, E-Commerce and payment technologies industries. An inventor, Mr. Itwaru holds several patents in the mobile commerce and payment industries.

Currently, Mr. Itwaru is the Founder and CEO of MiiSCAN Inc., a revolutionary mobile payment platform that can conveniently and safely transact payment in seconds. MiiScan is quickly becoming the preferred choice of payment technology for mobile customers and merchants; and has established strategic partnerships with large software development companies, retailers and other downstream providers.
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Mohamed Al Bayoumi

Founder & CEO
Canadian Accounting and Financial Services
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Dr.Mahmood Moshiri

President, CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Panacea Global Inc.
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Dr.Mahmood Moshiri BS, MD, CPATH, APATH, FICN is a Clinical and Anatomical Pathologist by training and has been on faculty at several Medical Universities since 1990 with extensive experience in clinical research focused on preventive medicine, cardiovascular health and cancer pathology.

He has hosted numerous newscasts in the health and preventive fields in various media outlets. In addition to his media expertise, his articles have been published in many American, European and Asian medical journals and books. Dr. Moshiri has participated in numerous national and international conferences as an organizer, session chair, panelist, invited lecturer and keynote speaker.

Dr. Moshiri has received three Medical World Congress Awards (1997 Banff, 2007 Alberta, and 2010 Egypt).

Dr. Moshiri is a member of the Board of Directors for Panacea Laboratories Inc., Proteus Imaging Canada Inc., Panacea Global Inc.(Co-founder), and Vice President of Panacea Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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Khalil Ramal

Executive Vice President
Business Development
Global Family of Companies
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Dr. Khalil Ramal was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of London-Fanshawe for the Ontario Liberal Party from 2003 to 2011. On September 27, 2004, Dr. Ramal was named parliamentary assistant to Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Master of Arts degree in Social Solitics from Lebanese University, and has received further diplomas in accounting and teaching. He earned a PHd in Social Politics in 2005.

He arrived in Canada in 1989 and has worked as a teacher, journalist, and as a counsellor with physical and mentally disabled patients at the Oxford Regional Centre in Woodstock, Ontario. He served as Vice President of the Orchard Farm Distribution Company. Now, Dr. Ramal is the Executive Vice president of Business Development at Global Family of Companies.

Also, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Panacea Global, Inc. “Panacea” is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of diagnostic products for the management of cancer.
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Alaa Yousif

Founder of ASG Group
RE/MAX Realty Specialist Agent
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Alaa Yousif is the founder of ASG Group of companies specializing in export and import sector of Iraq’s ecomony and general trading, construction, and technical consultation.

Alaa Yousif is also a highly successful real estate broker, officially ranked as the number one Re/Max agent in Mississauga and Brampton, and ranked 75th amongst the 90000 Re/Max agents worldwide.