Management Team

Georges Karam

Managing Partner

Entrepreneurship is in Georges Karam’s DNA. His parents, entrepreneurs themselves, initiated him to the world of business at the age of 10; he learned quickly and his natural talent emerged. So much so that, at the age of 12, his role in the family business became official. At 19, Georges left his native Lebanon to pursue studies in computer sciences. He came to Canada armed with $200 and his drive to succeed.

After completing a Bachelor of Computer Sciences, Georges worked two years as a programmer analyst for an IT company in Montreal. However, his passion for business and the need to create rapidly caught up to him; in 1996, at 26 years of age, he founded his first computer consulting business here in Montreal. In 2000, while pursuing an MBA, he co-founded, with his partner François Lambert, AHEEVA, a company specialized in providing advanced technology solutions for call centers. In 2003, stimulated by AHEEVA’s success, Georges and his partner launched ATELKA, a business contact management center employing 2500 people in seven cities on three continents and serving customers around the world. Combining vision and pragmatism, Georges has also been investing in emerging and established companies for several years, including retail franchises and major real estate projects in Canada and abroad.

Georges is a 2005 recipient of a Flèche d’or from the Relationship Marketing Association and a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the business-to-business products and services category. He is a member of Anges Québec, a guest lecturer at the renowned École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce and is committed to supporting numerous philanthropic initiatives.

Georges holds a BA in Computer Sciences from the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal. He is married and has two children. In his spare time, Georges loves to travel, exercise and cheer on his children who are involved in hockey and swimming.

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