Ghassan Halazon

Ghassan Halazon, President, CEO & Director

Ghassan Halazon is a serial e-commerce entrepreneur with more than a decade of scaling some of North America's most coveted digital brands. Halazon was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 honourees for 2020, a Caldwell Award, presented by BNN Bloomberg and National Post. Ghassan is the Founder and CEO of EMERGE Commerce Ltd., an acquirer and operator of niche e-commerce assets across North America. EMERGE was recognized as a winner on the Startup 50, and Canada’s Top Growing Companies by the Globe and Mail in 2022 and 2020. Ghassan’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25. Formerly, Ghassan was an investment banker with Citi (New York). Ghassan holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Previously, Ghassan was a member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Arab Institute. Ghassan is an avid technology and startup speaker, having delivered keynote speeches and fireside chats at Harvard, TEDx, TechTO and TechStars.