Wally Saikali, B.Sc. Eng. MBA - Federal Housing Policy
After completing his B.Sc. in Engineering in 1995 and an MBA in finance and operations in 2003, Wally Saikali became an R&D Engineer in telecom, designing the RF transmitter for what is known, today, as XM Radio.
In 2007, his career path then took him to the Operation’s Division of Bell Canada where he earned his 6 SIGMA Black Belt and won three Bravo/Eureka Gold Awards: EVI Improvement, Top 60 Reporting and How to Measure Data Service Provisioning. These achievements positioned Mr. Saikali to lead Operational Governance for Bell Canada on the whole. Wally utilized technology, process improvement, 6 SIGMA methodologies and strategic thinking to increase profitability, while reducing cost.
In 2009, he became Director of Operations at GARDA, for Pearson Airport (YYZ) and was promoted to Regional Director. One of his first mandates was to redesign the operation and build a relationship with their client, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (“CATSA”) while opening a line of communication with their employees. Wally built a strategic plan for the airport and implemented a 6 SIGMA process improvement project which allowed GARDA to win the RFP from CATSA for the Ontario Central Region. In this post, Wally managed 55 managers and 1700 employee, and over $93 million in annual revenues. He regularly collaborated with his global counterparts and government officials – ranging from Presidents and Prime Ministers to cabinet ministers – developing expertise in international diplomacy.
In 2014, Wally joined East Penn Canada as a Director of Industrial Field Service and led a team of dedicated technicians as well as customer service representatives, nationally. He managed their performance, which led to a 300% revenue improvement month over month.
Mr. Saikali is proud to be an active member of the Canadian Cancer Society and has had several designations including the President volunteer role of the Scarborough, Ontario division. He is also a strong activist in the Ontario Smoke free Campaign. Wally will lobby Federal and Provincial Government to modernize Public Housing Policy for the affordability of Seniors and Millennials sustainable housing.