Samer Abughannam

Chief Executive Officer

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Samer Abughannam

Layla

Chief Executive Officer

Samer’s vision at Layla is to create a human-first, tech-powered mental health service, built on quality, patient-centricity and innovation. 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 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.