Samer Bishay

Samer Bishay

Founder & CEO, Karrier One

Samer Bishay is President and CEO of Iristel & Ice Wireless, Canada's leading provider of wireless and wireline IP services. As Iristel's founder, Samer led the company from a small startup to an international telecommunications service provider with domestic infrastructure licenses on three continents (North America, Europe and Africa). He co-founded Karrier One, a community-owned network where consumers can be both users and providers of network services. Samer actively participates in many public forums that are helping shape Canadian Telecommunications broadband policy which will have a significant impact on Canada's future in rural broadband development and advancement. Samer has won numerous awards and accolades. Most notably, he is the recipient of Profit Magazine's Young Entrepreneur Award as the youngest CEO among the Top Profit 100 companies in Canada. Named one of the top 25 Canadian Immigrant Entrepreneurs in 2020 and featured on the Government of Canada Website A licensed airline captain, Samer was appointed Honorary Colonel of 34 Signal Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces in 2019. In this role, Colonel Bishay serves as an advocate for the Regiment and the CAF in general; and he helps strengthen the military's bond with the community Prior to founding Iristel, Samer was a lead systems engineer in the Radarsat program at the Canadian Space Agency. Samer is a graduate of the Space & Communications program at York University, with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree.


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