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2022 Strategic Program Speakers
Mustafa Sahin is a senior international business and economic development leader with 28 years of award-winning
experience in trade and investment, business development and marketing. In 2016, Mustafa returned to Canada after 25
years of working in the United States and in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. For the past
six years, Mustafa has been focused on attracting investment to and promoting brands specifically from Edmonton’s
capital region, Alberta, Treaty 6 First Nations, and the rest of Canada. Mustafa is considered among Canada’s top talent.
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Québec Premier, Jean Charest, called him “an honest, insightful, and incredibly hardworking
leader who is always thinking strategically and in the best interest of the organization that he serves.” Mustafa is
often praised as a passionate and inspiring leader and public speaker. He has the ability to mobilize his team and
stakeholders to join his efforts to promote Canadian brands. In Dubai, where he lived for 13 years, Mustafa was known as
Mr. Blackberry for having brought that brand to the region and for growing the tech start-up from zero to $250 million in
annual revenue and to 100 employees in just 4 years. In Canada, Mustafa is a thought leader and advisor who is sought
after for his investment and trade knowledge, premium networks, and ability to attract interest in Canada and bring
Canadian brands to international markets. Mustafa has been directly and indirectly involved in billions of dollars’ worth of
international business transactions. Raised by founders of Canada’s progressive Muslim community, Mustafa is a proud
Canadian, and honorary Albertan, who strives to uphold his family’s legacy of tolerance, inclusiveness, and promoting
Canadian values for the betterment of society.