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Shawky Fahel

Shawky started JG Contracting Ltd in 1979. He now owns and operates several successful businesses under the JG Group. A Palestinian by birth, he has written extensively about improving relations between Palestinians and Israelis. Shawky is the distinguished recipient of several honours and awards including Waterloo's Citizen of the Year, Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellowship Award as well as several humanitarian and outstanding volunteer awards.


Bob Kalbfleisch

Bob established his own consulting company in 1999 after a 30-year career in the Ontario Public Service. He has delivered on several business management projects including senior communications advisor to the Ontario Innovation Trust and the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund, CEO and Executive Director with Agricorp, and senior marketing and communications advisor for the University of Guelph's Laboratory Services. Bob was a founding Director of Canada's Technology for Food (later Advanced Technology for Food Manufacturing) where the concept for the adaption of world class innovative manufacturing and information technology solutions for Canada's food processors was cultivated.