Ghassan Halazon

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Ghassan Halazon, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ghassan Halazon is a serial e-commerce entrepreneur with a decade of scaling some of the country’s most coveted digital brands. Halazon was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 honourees for 2020, presented by BNN Bloomberg and National Post.

Ghassan is the Founder and CEO of EMERGE Commerce Ltd., an acquirer and operator of niche ecommerce assets with 2 million members across North America. EMERGE was recognized as a winner on the Startup 50, and Canada’s Top Growing Companies by the Globe and Mail.

Ghassan’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25. Over the past decade, companies founded or acquired by Ghassan and his partners have saved Canadians close to $1 billion, hired 350 employees, and raised capital from over 150 global investors.


Formerly, Ghassan was an investment banker with Citi (New York) during which his team advised on $5 billion of capital raising and M&A transactions. Ghassan holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

Ghassan sits on the Boards of the Canadian Arab Institute and the Be-Abled Society.

Ghassan is an avid technology and startup speaker, having delivered keynote speeches and fireside chats at Harvard, TEDx, TechTO, and TechStars.