Samer was motivated to create Layla after observing the hassle we go through to find the right mental health support. Before Layla, he was Vice President focused on healthcare investing and operations at Persistence Capital Partners and Senior Manager at MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. He started his career as an engineer and investment banker. He has led projects in community-based hypertension prevention, diabetes prevention and management, corporate wellness, and home health.
Samer has acted as an Adviser to the CEO/CFO of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and currently is a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of UNITY Charity. He is former President and current Board Director of the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto.
He completed a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard. As a teenager, he played the bagpipes, and a little basketball. Today, he enjoys watching the latter.