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Mohamed Dhanani

As a seasoned executive and entrepreneur Dhanani has a track record for delivering significant results to the public, private and government organizations he served. Dhanani is particularly skilled in strategy, relationship building, and complex negotiations especially those involving various levels of government. In his four years at Ryerson, amongst other strategic initiatives Dhanani led the negotiations with the Ontario and Municipal governments for $160 million investment for a new campus in Brampton; created the idea, developed the initial concept with Professor Miri, and helped secure the first funding partners for the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst; and negotiated a $10 million investment from Brampton City Council.

Dhanani has been a very active volunteer since the age of seven. For the past three years he has been part of a core team that is developing a not-for-profit 400 unit affordable housing project with a 128 bed nursing home in Toronto. He served as Board Chair for the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the largest integrated health network in Canada; sat on the Boards of Waterfront Toronto and the Flemingdon Park Food Bank; and was appointed to Mayor John Tory’s Transition Advisory Team. For the impact of his service His Highness the Aga Khan recently bestowed Dhanani with an Honourary Title.

Previously Dhanani served as Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Council for Canada; Vice President at Hill & Knowlton, Strategy Advisor to the Deputy Premier of Ontario; Director of Mental Health and Addictions Services, and as a Management Consultant at PwC. As an entrepreneur Mohamed owned and sold a successful pharmacy.

Mohamed Dhanani
Executive Director, External and International Partnerships