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Mohammad Al Zaibak

Mohammad Al Zaibak

Government Appointee

Mohammad Al Zaibak is the President and CEO of Canadian Development and Marketing Corporation.  He was appointed to Ryerson's Board of Governors in 2010 and re-appointed in 2016 for a third 3-year term. Mohammad was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of several information technology-based companies, and was the principal private-sector architect and co-founder of Teranet Inc.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canada Arab Business Council (CABC) and a Founding Luminary and Director of Luminato Festival.

He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM); the Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF); the Advisory Board of the Mosaic Institute; the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Waterfront Toronto and the Canadian Centre for Diversity.

He is a former director and CEO of Teramira Holdings Inc.; a founding director and CEO of Teranet Inc.; and a director and CEO of Nautical Data International Inc.

In 2002, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in recognition of his significant contribution to Canada, his community and his fellow Canadians. Recently Mr. Al Zaibak also received her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mohammad also founded the Mohammad Al Zaibak Fellowships in Parkinson’s Disease, Toronto Western Hospital (UHN). In 2012, Mohammad was also awarded the Upper Canada Gold Medal from the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF) "For his and his wife’s generosity and contribution to excellence in health care".

Mohammad is a graduate of the Harvard School of Business Administration (HBS OPM XII) and holds a B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Electro Physics Engineering from Alexandria University.