Magdy Karam is the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for Microsoft Canada, overseeing all learning and development programs for the Canadian subsidiary.
Passionate about growth and development, Magdy is recognized by his peers for his ability to inspire, motivate and empower employees to realize their full potential.
A versatile and influential leader, Magdy sees his role not only to serve the Microsoft staff, but to enable the Microsoft partner eco-system and the large corporate customers in attracting, upskilling and retaining their IT staff in this highly volatile digital transformation journey.
Magdy’s goal is to build a culture of curiosity and continuous learning, within and without Microsoft, and to encourage employees to propel their own careers forward. He’s currently focused on partnering with key academic institutes to bring IT education to underserved communities within Canada, and he serves on the board of Epilepsy South Central, Ontario.
With a professional background including more than 30 years’ experience as an IT professional, prior to his appointment as CLO, Magdy was the Director of Services Delivery, covering a large portfolio in Canada and the US. There, he managed a large team of seasoned project managers, overseeing a diverse portfolio of projects valued at $150M.
Besides learning and development, Magdy’s passions include mentoring, fitness, travel, and his family.