Ali Ehsassi

Ali Ehsassi is a Canadian politician currently serving as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Willowdale, Ontario riding of Willowdale in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. Ali’s victory marked a historical milestone, as he is one of the first two Canadians of Iranian heritage to ever be elected to Canada’s federal Parliament, with the other being Majid Jowhari.

Shane Baghai

With a prolific resumé of projects and the development of Leaside Manor, Shane Baghai has maintained his dominant role in the development industry and has no plans to slow down.

Reza Moridi

Reza Moridi is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2007 to 2018 who represented the riding of Richmond Hill. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Kathleen Wynne. He was the first Iranian-Canadian elected to legislature and appointed as a Cabinet minister in Canada.

Majid Jowhari

Majid Jowhari is a Canadian Liberal politician who represents the riding of Richmond Hill in the House of Commons of Canada. He was first elected in the 2015 federal election and was re-elected in 2019. He is the first federal nominee and candidate of Iranian heritage. Jowhari is one of the first two Iranian-Canadian Members of Parliament, with the other being Ali Ehsassi.

Shahrzad Rafati

Shahrzad Rafati is the founder and CEO of BroadbandTV Corp., a digital media and technology company that provides content creation, distribution, management, and monetization solutions. Shahrzad has built BroadbandTV as a quadruple bottom line business and measures success across employee, community, environmental, and financial KPIs, citing a workforce of over 40% female employees and managers with a 0% gender pay gap.

Michael Latifi

Michael Latifi is an angel investor. He is a businessman and entrepreneur who founded Sofina Foods Inc., a Markham, Ontario-based manufacturer of processed protein products, in 2006, becoming its Chairman and CEO. His company acquired Lilydale in a C$130 million deal in 2010 and Santa Maria Foods ULC, an importer and distributor of specialty Italian brands, in 2012. He also owns a British Virgin Islands company Nidala. Michael invested through Nidala £200 million in the McLaren Group.

Shahrzad Mojab

Shahrzad Mojab is an academic activist and professor, teaching at the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and Women and Gender Studies Institute, at the University of Toronto. Before joining the University of Toronto in 1996, Shahrzad taught and worked at University of Windsor, Ryerson University and at Concordia University.

Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseini is the Director and CEO of the Terasaki Institute and former Professor at the University of California-Los Angeles where he held a multi-departmental professorship in Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering and the Director of Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT). Previously, he was also a Professor at Harvard Medical School, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. His studies have been cited over 60,000 times.

Payam Akhavan

Payam Akhavan is an international lawyer and professor at McGill University in Montreal. He is a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague and a designated arbitrator/conciliator at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank Group.

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is an Iranian-Canadian human rights activist, author and public speaker. She is a former Miss World Canada. She is also president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions as well as the founder of “The Nazanin Foundation”.