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  • 2017 Business Person of the Year

    Mohamad Fakih
    CEO, Paramount Fine Foods

    Mohamad Fakih is the founder and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, the fastest growing Middle Eastern halal restaurant chain in North America. Having grown up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war, Mr. Fakih immigrated to Canada 16 years ago and despite having a successful career in the jewellery industry, Mr. Fakih bought a struggling Lebanese restaurant in Mississauga in 2007. 

    Through hard work, quality control and instilling family values, Mr. Fakih transformed a risk into an opportunity, consequently turning a profit and creating the flagship location for the future franchise business. Today, Paramount Fine Foods has 20 corporate and franchise locations, including catering and takeout, a new spin-off sandwich and shawarma franchise called Fresh East, The Paramount Butcher Shop and food factory, and the Yalla Foodtruck. Paramount is also the first halal restaurant to open at Terminals 1 & 3 at Pearson Airport, as well as at Niagara Fallsview Casino. International locations include the U.S, Pakistan and his native home country, Lebanon. Continue reading.

  • 2017 Nominees

  • Community Impact

    JN Asensio Realty Inc. - Winners
    Kanda Optical
    Kallo Developments
    CCV Insurance
    Grassroots K9
    Children’s Choice Daycare
    Langeswaran Tharmalingam


    Brampton Focus - Winners
    Jonathan Productions Inc
    PGP Studios

    Healthy Workplace

    ZGEMI - Winners
    Trainsmart Wellness
    Brampton Denture Clinic & Wellness Centre

    Community Impact (Non-profit)

    Rotary Club of Brampton - Winners
    Habitat for Humanity
    Brampton Caledon Community Foundation
    Indo Canadian Arts & Culture Initiative
    One Voice One Team Leadership Organization
    Regeneration Outreach Community
    TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

    Mentoring Nominees

    Razor Creative Solutios Inc - Winner
    Grassroots K9
    Lawrences LLP
    The Rock School And Guitar 360
    Peel District School Board

  • International Ambassador

    GTAA - Howard Eng, CEO - Winner
    Just Instruments Inc
    Teatips Ceylon Inc
    The Crump Group Inc


    Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada - Winners
    Eikoic House of Barbers
    Tiresmart Auto Services
    Langeswaran Tharmalingam
    Crestcom International
    Atomic Solutions
    Razor Creative Solutions Inc.
    Greenfield Specialty Alcohols Inc.


    Khanuja Dentistry - Winners
    Brampton Denture Clinic & Wellness Centre
    CCV Insurance
    Rose Theatre Brampton

    Spirit of innovation

    Armacell Canada Inc. - Winners
    PGP Studios
    Balanced Technology Solutions
    Ease Up
    Velcro Companies
    Alex Leikermoser

  • 2017 Sponsors

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