Adel Gamar

Director, 2022 Board of Directors (On Leave)

CEO & Co-Founder, GLG Ltd.


Adel Gamar is Co-Founder and CEO of GLG Ltd — a boutique leadership and management consultancy. He is driven to forge effective collaborations among business, government, and non-profit sectors while creating lasting and impactful solutions. Over the course of his career, Gamar has advised senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and governments worldwide. He served as education specialist at UNESCO and policy fellow at Harvard Law School.

While at Harvard, Gamar taught adaptive leadership and negotiation. He is an adjunct professor at UBC Sauder School of Business where he teaches adaptive leadership and management. He has made appearances on television and radio, including Global News, CBC News, and CBC’s On the Coast and The Early Edition. In 2015, he was part of a team who advised the Chair of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 

Gamar is Board Chair of Douglas College and cofounder of the Gamar Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to inspire, empower, and connect young people to make a positive difference for the greater public good. 

He holds an MPA from Harvard and a BEd from the University of Calgary.