Samer was motivated to create Layla after observing the hassle we go through to find the right mental health support. Before Layla, he was involved in a leadership capacity in healthcare investing and operations at Persistence Capital Partners and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. He has led projects in community-based hypertension prevention, diabetes prevention and management, corporate wellness, and home health. He is involved as a Senior Adviser to the Heart& Stroke Foundation.
Samer in a former President and current Board Director of the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto, and Board Director of K.I.D.S IQ Project, a charity focused on advancing research on intellectual disability disorders. 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.