Abdullah Snobar is the Executive Director of the DMZ, a leading tech accelerator that helps high-potential startups scale to world-class businesses and pushes Canadian innovation to the forefront. To date, the DMZ has accelerated 336 companies that have raised over $475M and fostered 3,300 jobs.
Under his leadership since 2015, the DMZ was named the number one university-based incubator in the world by UBI Global, opened its first U.S. office in New York City, launched an advisory council with leading tech and business minds, and with a passionate team, built the most highly sought after and competitive programs for startup growth.
Prior to joining the DMZ, Abdullah held roles at Ryerson University, the Canadian Armed Forces, Fairmont and Marriott Hotels and Resorts and co-founded a non-profit foundation in Kenya. He’s an avid community builder with a longstanding history of working with marginalized and underserved communities at home and abroad. He is a board member with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, alongside several other committee and council engagements. He regularly appears in media and is a member of the Forbes Tech Council. Abdullah holds an MBA from Ryerson University.