Samer Saab

Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board, Desautels Global Expert; Chief Executive Officer, Explorance
Samer Saab

BEng'93, MBA'96


Samer Saab is the founder and CEO of Explorance, a leading provider of Experience Management solutions.

Before founding Explorance, Samer spent 10 years in the technology industry where he developed a broad perspective on leadership through various roles in diverse organizations, including Bombardier, Nortel, Sycamore Networks, and Nakisa. Through the lens of these experiences, Samer built a company that was organic, people-centric, and guided by leadership principles that looked beyond short-term achievements to a sustainable future.

He has led Explorance through two decades of growth and innovation with a mission of providing benefit to the larger society. Under Samer’s guidance, Explorance has being named the #1 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Places to Work, a Microsoft's Great Canadian Innovator, and recognized by EcoVadis for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) achievements.

Today, Samer participates in a wide range of philanthropic activities that focus on his two passions: entrepreneurship and lifelong learning. He provides grants and endowments, and acts as a mentor. Samer also sits on the Foundation Montréal Inc. Board of Directors, International Advisory Board for the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and is a member of Quebec’s Regional Development Committee.

Samer holds a degree in Engineering and an MBA from McGill University.


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