The Canada-Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCICL) recently honored Paul Khawaja, President of OnX Canada, as a 2019 Cedar and Maple Laureate. CCICL is recognizing Mr. Khawaja with its IT Services Award for his outstanding contribution to the community and economy through helping organizations harness the power of technology to transform their business and give them a competitive edge in the global economy.
OnX has been a leader in the Canadian IT industry for over 35 years. Under the direction of Mr. Khawaja, OnX has seen tremendous growth and has evolved into a digital transformation application and cloud solutions provider to some of the country’s most recognized brands.
CCICL is a bilateral, non-profit organization of the private business sector. Its statutes and regulations provide for the equal treatment of the interests of Canada and Lebanon. The mission of CCICL is to mobilize business people from Canada and Lebanon, and to encourage the development of opportunities in both countries.
Mr. Khawaja was born in Zgharta, Lebanon, and moved to Canada in 1985. Mr. Khawaja was formally honored on Nov. 9 at CCICL’s annual gala in Montreal.
“CCICL is excited to present this award to Mr. Khawaja. As an organization, we strive to shine a light on outstanding individuals in our Canadian and Lebanese community who are not only dedicated to giving back, but also creating economic success,” said Charles Aboukhaled, President, CCICL. “We recognize PK as an exemplary leader who has had a meaningful impact on our community’s success, and want to thank him for his contributions.”
CCICL honors a few, select individuals every year from a list of nominees submitted by business and civic leaders. In addition to his business contributions, CCICL is recognizing Mr. Khawaja for his personal commitment to giving back to the community and improving people’s lives.
“The Cedar and Maple Laureate awards being presented reflect our combined commitment to our local community, and international efforts to work together to build personal relationships and financial bridges in Canada and around the world,” said Mr. Khawaja. “I want to congratulate my fellow honorees Rana Ghorayeb, Gilbert Hourani, and the Cedars Senior Center for their outstanding work to improve the economic and social fabric of our society.”
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