Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary in Scarborough

Hamza Khan

When you’ve made a successful career in the fast-paced world of digital marketing, personal brand is important.

“I want to be remembered as someone who helps people and organizations transform ideas into reality.”

“I want to be remembered as someone who helps people and organizations transform ideas into reality,” says Scarborough native Hamza Khan. The multi award-winning Khan is a co-founder of Splash Effect, a digital agency that focuses on the human services sector—government, non profit and education—to enhance growth, impact and success. He is also in demand as a speaker, guiding and engaging audiences to build digital communities, master productivity, navigate the multi-generational workforce, and build resilience. As a mark of success, Khan has been nominated as the 2017 Business Leader of the Year by the Muslim Awards for Excellence (Max), and his first book, The Burnout Gamble, was published this year.

The child of parents who came to Scarborough from India via New York, he credits the community with the development of his entrepreneurial spirit.

“Some of my earliest memories are of my introduction to Scarborough in 1992. Up until 1998 (and amalgamation) Scarborough was known as the City of the Future. I remember distinctly where we lived when we first came. So many newcomers settled together, creating new lives. There was a feeling in the air.”

Attending U of T Scarborough, he was able to explore multimedia, design and communications and to develop his imagination, initiative and leadership skills.

With a busy professional practice, giving back is still a priority.

“Volunteering is a huge part of my life. I have benefitted from people who have given their time whether at libraries, schools, or other areas of the community. Now more than ever I see myself in the students I speak to. The friends I met in school I still have, and many still live in Scarborough. Everywhere I go, no matter where in the world, when I meet someone from Scarborough, we know we are part of something special.”

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