“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius
Hikmah’s board of directors, management, and advisory team bring over a hundred years of collective business and finance experience to the company.
Learn more about our team below:
Hatim Zaghloul, Ph.D.
Hatim is a successful entrepreneur and technology innovator with over 20 year track record of developing successful businesses. Hatim is best known as the visionary co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Wi-LAN Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the TSX and NASDAQ stock exchanges with a market value in excess of $400 million. Hatim has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Calgary (Canada) and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University (Egypt).
Muzaffar Ahmad, M.Sc., MA Ed.
Director, President and CEO
Muzaffar has over 20 years of financial consulting and business management experience. He is an active supporter of community development projects in the City of Calgary where he has resided for over 40 years. Mr. Ahmad holds a Masters of Science in Physics as well as a Masters in Education degree from the University of Punjab, (Pakistan).
Suhail Ahmad, MBA, CIM®
Director – Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser
Suhail is a senior manager and consultant with over 15 years of financial services experience including leadership roles in private equity, capital markets, and corporate advisory. In addition to being a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®), Suhail earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from the Edinburgh Business School (UK) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Calgary (Canada).
Stuart Jamieson, MPhil, BEng.
Director – Technology Adviser
Stuart is a commercially aware technologist having skills in strategy, marketing and sales along with his software engineering background of over 20 years in systems and software design. Stuart has a MPhil and Electrical and Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK).
Hussein Amery, Ph.D.
Director – Business Development Adviser
Hussein has over 20 years of experience developing businesses across industries including oil and gas, real estate, finance and information technology. He is currently vice-president Business Development at Wedge Networks Inc. and was former vice-president of Operations for a publicly traded managed Internet services provider (Fatport, a division of Skyboard Media). Prior to that Hussein was a founding director of Ittihad Capital Corp., a boutique finance and leasing corporation. Hussein completed his undergraduate education in Canada and earned his doctorate in psychology from university in California, (USA).