Our Team

Officers and Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer
Samer Bishay

Chief Financial Officer
Kyle Appleby, CPA, CA

Sharon Pak, CPA, CGA

Board of Directors

Samer Bishay
Mr. Bishay is President and CEO of Iristel & Ice Wireless, Canada's leading provider of wireless and wireline IP services. As Iristel's founder, Mr. Bishay led the company from a small start-up to an international telecommunications service provider with domestic infrastructure licenses on three continents (North America, Europe and Africa). Mr. Bishay also actively participates in many public forums that are helping shape Canadian broadband policy; a key to Canada's future, especially related to rural broadband development and bridging the digital divide. A licensed jet pilot, Mr. Bishay was appointed Honorary Colonel of 34 Signal Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces in 2019. Prior to founding Iristel, Mr. Bishay was a lead systems engineer in the Radarsat program at the Canadian Space Agency. He is a graduate of the Space & Communications program at York University, with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree.

Magdi Wanis
Mr. Wanis has been the Chief Financial Officer of Iristel since 2016 with 30 years prior experience in finance and accounting obtained at Government Corporations, NGOs, Non for Profit Organizations and Private Consulting. Mr. Wanis is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Wanis is an accounting finance professional with extensive experience in framework to decisive accounting, strategic planning, budgeting, internal controls and governance.

Steve Gregory
Mr. Gregory is President, Chairman and the controlling shareholder of IsaiX Technologies, a privately held consulting and technology company headquartered in Montreal. IsaiX Technologies works extensively in organizational development and performance systems with more than 100 companies in the technology, finance, banking and insurance sectors. For the past 7 years Mr. Gregory has been a Director of Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation, (ASP on the TSX) and lead the Compensation Committee and has been an active member of the Governance committee. He sits on the Board of Myca, a technology firm specializing in electronic medical records in international markets such as Australia and the Middle East.

Andrew Ellithy
Mr. El'Lithy is a self-made business-tech enthusiast and accomplished director, possessing an expansive background in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Network Engineering. With over a decade of experience, Mr. El'Lithy has honed his expertise across multiple technology sectors, particularly within the dynamic realms of telecommunications and blockchain technology. His tenure in telecom saw him manage complex network infrastructures, drive substantial digital transformations, and lead strategic initiatives that significantly enhanced operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction.

As a CTO at Graph Blockchain Inc., a public company under TSXV, Mr. El'Lithy was at the forefront of the blockchain revolution, where he led pioneering projects focused on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), digital assets, and blockchain-based marketplaces (New World Inc). Under his leadership, Graph Blockchain not only expanded its technological horizons but also established itself as a key player in the digital economy, leveraging blockchain technology to offer innovative, secure, and efficient solutions.

Mr. El'Lithy's professional journey is distinguished by his strategic foresight, technical prowess, and an unwavering commitment to leveraging technology to solve real-world problems, enhance user experiences, and drive business growth. His visionary leadership and extensive industry experience make him a pivotal figure in the tech community, continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the ever-evolving technological landscape.

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