About Us

Roberto Hausman

Roberto Hausman – President and Founder

A “can do” attitude and hard work is what characterizes Roberto Hausman. In the mid-1980s, he founded the Canadian Law Enforcement Training College.  He is passionate about more than learning; he also wants to inspire others in the Diverse community of Ontario to reach their full potential. Hausman produced and hosted Latin Life – Toronto’s first English-language television show devoted to showcasing Latino culture. The show was voted the best Latin show in Canada for two consecutive years. For the past ten years, Hausman has also been the publisher of the online magazine Latin Life News, whose mission is to showcase the best of the Latin community in Canada.

Staying true to his promise to give back, Roberto also founded “Needy Children Assistance”, an organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of children in Canada and around the world, providing clothing, medicine and wheelchairs in times of need. “The greatest success in life, I believe, is to make a difference in so many lives,” he says.


Richard Morales, Vice President

Richard Morales is a Civil Engineer/Project Manager at the Industrial Business Unit of Parsons Inc. He obtained a master degree in the subject of water infrastructure modelling from the University of Toronto specializing in urban hydrology and hydraulics associated with municipal infrastructure.  He works at the Municipal/Water group in their Markham Office. He has led a number of teams in the delivery of detailed design engineering services of large infrastructure projects.  He has managed design teams for Metrolinx railway and subway projects, the 2015 Pan Am Games sports venues where he delivered design drawings and specifications for civil engineering works at 6 venues (Markham Pool, the Aquatic Center, the Velodrome, the Field of Hockey, the York Track and Field stadium and Hamilton Soccer Stadium).

He also serves the community and has received awards of appreciation from Markham’s Mayor Frank Scarpitti at a Special Council Meetings for his tireless work serving on two committees; the Markham Heritage Committee and the Main Street Advisory Board.

Richard is also a Past President of the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a non for profit corporation in support of elevating the profile of the Hispanic business community.  In addition he has served the Markham Village Music festival (aka. Markham Festival) in the Board of Directors since 2012.

He is a vigorous member of the music community as well, he has been a musician/composer and producer of Latino music bands in Toronto since 1995. He is the president of a non for profit publishing and development company “Cartagena Boys Publishing and Development” where he supports artist in South America to come perform their work in North America and release their music for distribution to the world.

Joe Lu, Vice President

Joe Lu came from very humble beginnings and started building his career in Real Estate investing at 26 years old. He began with his Build and design company and transitioned into commercial Real Estate development 5 years ago.

Joe is focused on a new venture in Heal House. A vertically integrated wellness powerhouse that owns and operates Retirement wellness Homes, wellness houses and “on the go” medical wellness full service vehicles. Heal House will also be developing their own line of supplements and “Eat for your DNA” meal prep packages.

A dedicated family man, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and mentoring his 2 kids to become positive leaders and role models to their communities.

Joe believes in philanthropy as you earn you give. Giving back and creating opportunities for underprivileged children is a passion and a life’s goal. He is proud of his latest project of building a Heal House school in a developing community in Ghana, Africa. Joe and his team is working diligently to be able to provide Heal House schools in all developing communities and developing a mentorship program to teach Entrepreneurship.


Samer Bishay, International Relations

Samer Bishay is President and CEO of Iristel & Ice Wireless, Canada’s leading provider of wireless and wireline IP services. As Iristel’s founder, Samer led the company from a small startup to an international telecommunications service provider with domestic infrastructure licenses on three continents (North America, Europe and Africa).  Samer oversees global and domestic strategies for both Iristel and Ice Wireless to ensure business objectives are in line with telecommunications trending needs guaranteeing continued success in highly competitive markets.  Samer is also actively participating in many public forums that are helping shape Canadian Telecommunications broadband policy which will have a significant impact on Canada’s future in rural broadband development and advancement.

Samer has won numerous awards and accolades. Most notably, he is the recipient of Profit Magazine’s Young Entrepreneur Award as the youngest CEO among the Top Profit 100 companies in Canada.  Prior to founding Iristel, Samer was a lead systems engineer in the Radarsat program at the Canadian Space Agency.  Samer is a graduate of the Space & Communications program at York University, with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree.


Kumardut Misir

Kumar leads several business Enterprises, including Soldier Gear, which supplies the Armed Forces, Police and Security Firms, and is an official DND Contractor.  Kumar is an enthusiastic philanthropist and has partnered with Church groups and diverse global organizations for various initiatives. He also self funds many endeavors to raise the living standards of others and create a better planet for all.

“Words are not enough, we must dedicate our lives to the progress of all, and to sustain our planet for our children and their children.” – Kumar


Pablo Reich

Pablo Reich is Executive Vice President at Arconas Corporation, the leading furniture supplier to airports and public spaces and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.  Pablo’s career is founded on extensive international experience, having traveled and conducted business in over 50 countries.

Prior to joining Arconas, Pablo spent 3 years as Chief Operating Officer with JYSK Canada and 9 years with Palliser Furniture in various managerial and executive roles.  Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pablo holds a BA (Advertising) from F.A.E.C.C, as well as an MBA from the University of Manitoba. He has also completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Monterrey TEC.


Lucien Atkins

After graduating from York University’s Industrial & Labour Relations Program in 2001, Lucien worked as a planner and communications consultant in Los Angeles, California before returning to Canada to work within the communications department of some of Canada’s top brands such as The Royal Bank Financial Group, TLC Laser Eye Centres, and Sunlife Financial.

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Nasser Rad

Nasser Rad is President and CEO of AUTORAMA, Toronto’s leading pre-owned car dealership.  Being on a mission to be different, transparent and successful, he started his company in 2001 as a small operation with one employee and minimum inventory. He became pioneer of many positive and great changes in the industry and raised the bar higher each time that he achieved a goal.  Today, AUTORAMA is one of the largest Preowned Car Dealership in Toronto.  He is also actively involved in Community and has initiated a new program, Care to Share, since 2015 which provides free cars to families in need.

Nasser Rad is recipient of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrant Award in 2016 for his excellent entrepreneurship and his continuous contribution to the community.  He has also won numerous awards including Top Choice Awards for Business Excellence for 4 years in a row and multiple Reader’s Choice Awards for the Best Business Practice.  Nasser had a passion for science and studied in Pharmacy prior to moving to Canada and starting his new journey in business.


Sylvia Mueller

Sylvia was born in Germany and has been in Canada since the early 80th. She established herself quite quickly in the aviation industry having worked for several airlines in Canada and around the world. Sylvia has also been an instructor for future Flight Attendants in Toronto and across North America. She now works for one of the country’s leading companies in the business aviation, dealing with private charters.  Her goal is to help inspire the next generation of diverse leaders.


Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs, Media Relations

Jasmin is a Senior Development Banker at the Business Development Bank of Canada, and has worked in this capacity for the last 12 years.  Jasmin works extensively with Canadian Entrepreneurs including those in emerging technology, innovation, knowledge based companies, and women entrepreneurs.  Jasmin provides both financial and consulting solutions to entrepreneurs. In addition, she serves as a Spokesperson for BDC for the technology industry and women entrepreneurs.Her role includes maintaining a high level understanding of local and global business trends, general economic indicators, and industry movement by maintaining a reputable profile in the business community. As such, Jasmin is a frequent guest speaker on the topic s of business, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, and women in business.

Jasmin has developed and maintained a solid network of business contacts through collaboration with entrepreneurs, business stakeholders, business associations, financial institutions, venture capitalists and other strategic partners. Her business development, networking,  & client relationship skills are exceptional, & have contributed to making her one of the most successful female professionals in the financial industry. Much of her success lies in her astute ability to determine the credibility of a business’s management team, and the potential for commercialization and success. Jasmin has the unique ability to recognize & leverage the marketplace potential of emerging companies, and is an expert in helping them to succeed.  She has consistently earned top ranks at BDC.  Jasmin has a Bachelor of Political Science degree, and an MBA. She has studied and lived in both Canada and the United States.

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Sherif Guorgui

Sherif is a third generation pharmacist. He graduated from the faculty of pharmacy at the University of Cairo in 1998.‎ Sherif is an active member of the community and the profession. He was an independent pharmacy owner, a franchise associate/owner and also held progressive corporate leadership roles with top pharmacy retailers in Canada.  He was elected for 4 consecutive terms to serve on the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the regulatory body of pharmacy in Ontario.  In 2011/2012, Sherif was elected president of the College. The first international pharmacy graduate to achieve this honour.

Sherif also served the profession on the advocacy side through his role as Vice-President of pharmacy at the Ontario Pharmacists Association, where he led the development and implementation of innovative business support services and the rebranding of OPA’s continuing education programs. ‎‎  In 2015, Sherif was selected from amongst 650 candidates and through an unprecedented online voting of more than 45,000 votes to be named one of Canada’s top immigrants.

In 2016, Sherif was appointed as CEO of United Pharma Group (UPG). UPG is the fastest growing pharmacy banner/buying group‎ in Canada focused on the long-term sustainability and growth of independent pharmacy and on supporting the true independence of pharmacist owners.

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Yaro has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Ukraine and completed a Police Foundations Diploma from the Canadian Law Enforcement Training College in Toronto. He has been recognized as the Best Student in Canada. His background includes marketing and was a Marketing Director in an Industrial Company.

Yaro is generously giving back to community, including Big Brothers Big Sisters (he has been recognized as the Best Big Brother of Pickering-Ajax Branch), Canadian Red Cross (Emergency Response Team) to name few.


Milo Vasallo

Milo was born in Sliema, Malta. Milo and his family immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1979. Milo was appointed Consul General of Malta in Toronto from September 1988 to 1996 and re-appointed Consul General on 1st January 1999. He retired from his post as Consul General in 2006.  Milo’s career has brought him very close to the Maltese-Canadian community, where he had the opportunity to get involved in many community and church events and assist the Maltese Canadian community in its many needs. He was one of the ten persons on the organizing committee of the 75th Anniversary since the founding of St. Paul the Apostle Parish Church in Toronto. During his tenure of office he was also responsible for the promotion of Malta both for trade opportunities and as a holiday destination.  Retirement from public service has certainly not meant the end of the road for Milo.

He is an active member of the Social Committee of the Consular Corps Association (1990 – 2013); Treasurer of the Consular Corps Association of Toronto (2003-2015); Treasurer of the European Travel Commission (1989 – 2009) and President of the International Trade Club (1994 – 2009). In 2006 he was appointed Executive Director of the International Trade Club and in 2007 was appointed to the Board of Directors of EUCOCIT (European Union Chamber of Commerce) representing the MCPBA (Maltese Canadian Professional Business Association. He is also Honorary member of the National Club.  In 2010/2011 Milo was President of The Rotary Club – Toronto Forest Hill.  Milo is also an active and involved member of the British Chamber of Commerce, the German Chamber of Commerce, the French Chamber of Commerce and the Export Club of Toronto.