From Church to Mosque: The Story of Farid's Transformation of Hyatt and Mission to Serve
Farid was one of the most accomplished computer engineers in the Canadian Arab community, having earned a B.Sc. in Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Alexandria University. After moving to Canada he had a very successful career in technology and innovation, starting in 1981 as a Senior Development Manager at IBM’s Toronto Software Lab, and assuming increasingly executive positions up to and including Vice President, Engineering and Technology for Europe, Middle East, Africa (2003-2007). He later served as Vice President, Global Strategy and Innovation for AMD, the world-renowned semiconductor technology company. Farid chose to retire early to dedicate his life to his family, community and philanthropy.
While his career, success and achievements were epic and impressive to all, those who knew him personally were even more impressed by, and will always remember him for his humble, gentle, generous and kind character