NEW DATE : 2024 Annual Gala Dinner & Business Forum - Tuesday, November 12

Karl Tabbakh

Managing Partner
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Karl Tabbakh is a lawyer, a business leader and a strategic advisor with over 20 years of international business experience. Karl’s expertise is sought after to advise corporations, directors and business executives on a range of strategic issues and transactions both domestically and globally. He is the Regional Managing Partner for Québec for McCarthy Tétrault LLP and serves on the firm’s executive as Co-Leader of international business strategy. He was appointed by the Government of Canada as Chairman of Invest in Canada, Canada’s agency responsible for promoting, attracting and facilitating global foreign direct investments into Canada.

He has been sitting on the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce since 2017, and acted as Chair from 2021-2022. He was also on the Board of directors of the Canada Arab Business Council. Karl is a regular speaker on matters of governance, global investment and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his career in Canada, Karl spent eight years in the Middle East and four years in London, UK, where he developed a solid international network and gained an understanding of international business and investments.

An active community leader, Karl supports and leverages his network to benefit many non-profit and local community service organizations, including as member of the Centraide/United Way campaign, director of the National Circus School and co-president of the Filleactive Father/Daughter Charity Ball.

Born in Syria, Karl immigrated with his parents to Canada at age 10. He holds an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, a BCL from the Université de Montréal and a B.Comm from Université Laval in Québec City. Karl is fluent in French, English, and Arabic.

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