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Ehab ELSaqqa

Gulf International Consultancy is a leading Canadian Digital Transformation consultancy firm established in Toronto, Canada, in 2013 and specializing in digital transformation consultancy and international investment in Intellectual Property (IP) in Hi-Tech projects, with offices in Toronto, Las Vegas, Chicago, Tampere, and Doha. We have more than 25 years of experience across the digital sphere. We specialize in digital transformation, helping our clients successfully transform their technology foundations for greater success.

Our Vision:

We aim to become a leading international digital transformation consultancy and solution provider and to be a pillar of success for our clients.

Mission Statement:

We aim to use all the benefits of our R&D and the modern technology landscape to make complicated processes like digital transformation simpler. Partnering with clients to deliver immersive digital transformation experiences, our mission is to help organizations unlock their full potential through digital transformation. We provide innovative solutions that optimize operations, improve customer experience, and drive revenue growth. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and challenges and provide them with tailored strategies, tools, and resources to achieve their digital goals. Our team of experts is dedicated to staying at the forefront of digital innovation and providing our clients with the best possible guidance and support throughout their digital transformation journey.

Tell us about yourself?

I am an entrepreneur who manages a full spectrum of businesses, such as digital transformation projects and initiatives, service delivery projects, building alliances and strategic relationships, and problem resolution across a range of business sectors, from government to large corporate and SMEs in different countries.

I’m currently spearheading as Founder & CEO of Gulf International Consultancy LTD. in Toronto, Canada. One of the emerging, leading, and fast-growing companies in digital transformations and business consultancy firms in Canada, I have demonstrated a career record comprising numerous experiences and splendid accomplishments. I gained widespread recognition for developing high-end ICT solutions for esteemed projects in Canada and several countries. I’m a technocrat and transformational specialist who has implemented several national and international projects and administered digital transformation aspects, with a knack that is highly commendable and distinct in its way.

Further to add to my achievement record, I have developed strategic business partnerships between several reputed local and international establishments and built several successful alliances in several countries.

Also, I participated in developing a number of countries, enterprises, and organizations’ national visions, strategic plans, and standards.

Commencing my career as a Business Analyst, I have ascended a long way while handling diverse roles with leading organizations and successfully delivering in challenging situations with dexterity and professionalism. My core skillset encompasses the sphere of business strategy development, and I have expertise in aligning technology with business, transformation/change management, value proposition, and strategic focus and creating ROIs and organization profitability.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

If I had the opportunity to go back in time a year or two and give advice to myself, here are a few pieces of wisdom that I might consider for myself and share with others :

  • Embrace Change and Adaptability: Life is a constant series of changes, and it’s important to embrace them rather than resist or fear them. I should be open to new experiences and challenges, as they often lead to personal growth and development.
  • Prioritize Self-Care: I should take care of my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I should make time for activities that bring me joy, practice self-reflection, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Remember that taking care of yourself enables you to be more effective and present in all areas of your life.
  • Take Calculated Risks: I shouldn’t be afraid to step out of my comfort zone and pursue my dreams and aspirations. I should assess the potential risks involved but also consider the potential rewards and personal fulfillment that can come from taking chances.
  • Nurture Relationships: I should cultivate and prioritize meaningful connections with family, friends, and loved ones. I should invest time and effort into maintaining these relationships, as they provide support, love, and a sense of belonging that can enrich my life.
  • Practice Mindfulness and Gratitude: I should be present in the moment and appreciate the beauty and goodness around me. I should practice gratitude by acknowledging and expressing thanks for the things I have, both big and small. This mindset can enhance my overall well-being and help me find joy in everyday experiences.
  • Learn from Failure and Setbacks: I should understand that failure is a natural part of life and an opportunity for growth. Instead of dwelling on mistakes or setbacks, I should use them as stepping stones to learn, improve, and develop resilience. I should remember that success often comes after overcoming obstacles.
  • Trust Your Intuition: I should listen to my inner voice and trust my instincts. Often, I think a gut feeling can provide valuable guidance and insights that can help to make important decisions.
  • Embrace the Journey: We should remember that life is a journey, and it’s important to enjoy and appreciate each step along the way. We should embrace the process of personal growth, celebrate achievements, and we should be kind to ourselves during times of challenges or setbacks.

Ultimately, the advice that I would give to myself and others depends on my personal experiences and the lessons I’ve learned. We should reflect on our own journey and consider what guidance would have been most impactful for us at that time.

What problem does your business solve?

We help our clients to mitigate digital transformation challenges and overcome them. We also help our clients improve the overall processes, culture, services, and customer experiences and develop and improve rapidly. Our approach is focused on building companies of the future that blend digital and human capabilities – and apply them to all aspects of their business.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

Balancing the innovation with day-to-day operations to make more effective strategic decisions and achieve speed and flexibility without sacrificing stability or scale. This is what is the main value we provide to our clients.

What is your magic sauce?

We deliver end-to-end tech-enabled transformations by focusing on three core priorities:

  1. Reimagining the Role of Technology: We develop a tech-forward business strategy, implement an integrated approach to business technology, and focus on the digital user experience.
  2. Reinventing Technology Delivery: We help organizations adopt an agile approach to software delivery, install a next-gen infrastructure, achieve engineering excellence with top talent, and develop an ecosystem of technology partnerships.
  3. Future-Proofing the Foundation: We work with organizations to establish a business-backed architecture, ensure data ubiquity, leverage advanced analytics, and set up cyber and data privacy defences that pre-empt evolving threats.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

We aim to become a leading international digital transformation consultancy and trusted solution provider to be a pillar of success for our clients.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

I think the global economic recession after the COVID-19 pandemic was a massive challenge that forced us to slow our growing and expansion momentum and has completely changed the landscape of the business. However, it opened for us new markets and new business opportunities.

How can people get involved?

You can reach us via our website,, by email at, or call us at (647) 366 9557.