Mahmoud Malek, MBA, CFA
Mahmoud comes from an entrepreneurial family who have successfully started and grown businesses in cosmetic and hygienic, plastic packaging and labeling, and food and beverage industries. He has more than 10 years of international management and leadership experience as founder and CEO of a number of CPG manufacturing and marketing start-ups and operating companies in food & beverage and cosmetics. He has experience leading and managing the various activities and departments of those businesses, including strategy analysis and formulation, new product development, production, marketing, supply chain and distribution, human resources, finance and accounting, and board engagement. Through these experiences and qualifications he has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by most manufacturing and marketing businesses, especially those in the CPG industry, and what it takes to overcome these challenges; by the same token, he is well equipped to identify and assess the opportunities these businesses present.
Mahmoud’s interest in manufacturing and entrepreneurship led him to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to build a solid technical foundation. He then complemented his technical skills with business and management expertise by obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management and Marketing from UBC. His interest in investment analysis and management later led him to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and become a CFA® charterholder.
Mahmoud is a licensed private pilot and enjoys taking to the sky in his free time. He is also an avid athlete and enjoys lifting weights, playing tennis, and skiing.