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Lead Engineer/ Manger
Department of National Defence

Thinking back to your childhood, what did you aspire to be when you grew up?

Like many Middle Eastern kids, all I wanted to do was play Football (otherwise known as Soccer) when I was young. Coming from a large family, Football was engraved in our daily lives. I played on the streets, at school, and any other opportunity I had to play. I remember all the heated conversations we had in front of the television or at the dinner table, the mixed emotions after each match and all the friendship I made along the way. It was my passion and dream to become a footballer.


Chosing to complete an executive MBA is a big consideration. After reviewing the various masters’ programs available, why did you choose to enroll in the Telfer Executive MBA?

I have always known that Engineering and Business complement each other. Apart from its reputation, wide networks and convenient location, after attending several special panel sessions and meeting the director and staff, I immediately noticed that the Telfer Executive MBA Program was for me. The Program offers thorough business fundamentals and six practical consulting projects that I can apply almost immediately into the workplace. .


Is there any not-for-profit organizations or clubs which you support? What draws you to this cause?

What I admire the most about a leader is the ability to inspire others. I have been very fortunate to experience many people in my life who have influenced me and helped me become who I am today. However, the most influential person in my life would be my cousin Hal Hilfi. His positive attitude, sense of humor and commitment has inspired me to look up to him and be more like him academically, personally and professionally.


Originally Posted: November 4, 2014


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