CEO Panel Series

CEO Panel Series
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: The MAX Executive Team
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: June 7, 2024 (5:30pm)
End Date: June 7, 2024 (9:30pm EDT)
Cost: $50 – $99
EY – West Toronto – Canada

Sponsored Venue: We’re excited to host this event at the EY Canada Office, a generous contribution from EY, supporting our vision of nurturing senior leadership.

Join us for the launch event of the MAX CEO Panel Series, the first iteration of a three part series, where we will feature distinguished Muslim CEOs who have risen to the top of their careers through dedication, perseverance, and exceptional leadership. This event is more than just a panel; it’s an opportunity to delve into the journeys of these remarkable individuals, uncovering the strategies and insights that propelled them to success.

Designed as a source of inspiration, our series aims to serve as a valuable learning resource for others within the community aspiring to similar heights. The first session of the series will highlight four dynamic leaders from a variety of sectors, offering a rich collection of experiences and wisdom to draw from.

Whether you’re a seasoned corporate executive, entrepreneur, or simply intrigued by the art of leadership, this panel promises to offer invaluable perspectives on navigating the path to professional excellence. Join us to celebrate the achievements of CEOs from our community and to empower your own journey to the top.


Peter Lindley – President & CEO, OPTrust


  1. Walied Soliman – Global Chair, Norton Rose Fulbright | Global Law Firm
  2. Sabir Sami – Global Chief Executive Officer, KFC Global
  3. Layth Gafoor – Chair, Lucentem Media Group (Leading Sports and Media Law Firm)
  4. Farmida Bi – Chair, EMEA, Norton Rose Fulbright | Global Law Firm
  5. Ali Zahedi – CEO, Infinite Investment Systems Ltd

What to Expect:
Networking Opportunities:
In line with MAX’s commitment to nurturing talent and leadership, within our community, across various industries, this event offers an exclusive opportunity to engage with and learn directly from top corporate leaders during our networking sessions. You’ll also interact with attendees from a wide array of backgrounds, each bringing unique skill sets and perspectives. This diverse gathering promises to enrich your understanding of Corporate Canada, providing a comprehensive and holistic view that extends beyond traditional boundaries.

Leadership Insights from the Panel:
Beyond networking and diverse perspectives, prepare to be immersed in leadership insights that redefine success in the modern business world. This segment of our event will explore the innovative strategies and visionary thinking that have guided our speakers to the heights of their careers. From leveraging technology and sustainable practices to fostering inclusive work environments, you’ll gain firsthand knowledge on leading with impact. This is your chance to discover how today’s leaders are not just navigating, but also shaping the future of their industries and creating lasting legacies.

Diverse Perspectives:
Our panel will feature esteemed leaders from finance, law, mergers and acquisitions, sports and media, and the fast food industry. Each leader will share their unique perspectives, shedding light on the distinct pathways they navigated to achieve success. Attendees will gain insights into the varied approaches these professionals took in facing challenges and making strategic decisions that propelled them to the forefront of their respective fields.

About MAX

Muslim Achieving Excellence (MAX) was founded with the aim to recognize, reward, celebrate and motivate high achievement and encourage positive and productive contributions to society by Muslims in Canada. MAX fosters that through creating connections between senior level, mid level and early career professionals.


Contact Us:

For any attendees who may have financial needs and require a sponsored complimentary ticket, or for any questions or comments please contact:

Muneeb Hassan | Lead, CEO Panel Series | [email protected]

Saaniye Amin | Lead, CEO Panel Series | [email protected]

Website: | LinkedIn: MAX | Twitter: @max_gala | Instagram: @max.gala


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