About Rami Reda
Rami Reda is a talented entrepreneur who was inspired into entrepreneurship by his parents, immigrant business owners from Lebanon. From a young age, he saw his parents successfully grow several businesses ranging from convenience stores to an ATM company. Rami learned early on the importance of connecting with people and the impact that businesses have on their communities. He also learned how to scale and grow a business, fueling his career as a serial entrepreneur and second-generation business owner.
Rami Reda knew that entrepreneurship was in his blood, and so to further his knowledge and education, he attended McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business. During his academic career, Rami was involved in multiple different organizations, including serving as the Commerce Society Vice President, the Executive Director of External Commerce Entrepreneurship, and the Coordinator of Welcome Week. Rami Reda was also responsible for organizing events with the university, including Meals and Manner, AIC Academic Conference, and a Golf Tournament with McMaster Alumni. He also co-created 5 Days for the Homeless, a movement that has grown to more than 26 Universities in seven provinces throughout Canada.
In 2007, Rami graduated on the Dean’s list with honors with his Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing, Sales, and Retail from DeGroote School of Business.
After graduating, Rami Reda worked for more than two years as a Territory Manager for Imperial Oil, managing a network of 25 Esso Retailers operating Company Owned Service Sites. From there, Rami moved to serve on the Board of Directors for Ontario Convenience Store Association, a not-for-profit provincial group funded entirely by the members. After OCSA, Rami joined the Police Chief’s Citizen Advisory Committee through the Hamilton Police Services, a role which he maintained for more than two years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to continue to work to make his home city of Hamilton a better place.
Professionally, Rami has been recognized for his work as a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Southern Ontario Region as well as the winner of the Global Convenience Industry Achievement Award.
Learn more about Rami Reda’s insights into professionalism and entrepreneurship by visiting his blog page!
Let me start by making a couple of things clear. Entrepreneurship is a sport for the brave and persistent. You need to be brave enough to make the calls others wouldn’t and persistent enough to stay in the fight until you succeed. Those two points will remain...