Shafiq Karmali was CFO of West Coast Olefins Ltd. for three years and previously spent 23 years focused on global finance. He started his professional career as a control systems engineer in the Pulp & Paper industry in British Columbia before attending business school and focusing on finance.
He worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. in London, New York and Hong Kong over a 13 year period in various roles and businesses before eventually retiring as a Managing Director in the Principal Strategies Group based in Hong Kong. Shafiq also serves as the CIO of Cypress Lane Capital (Canada) Ltd., a private family equity long/short investment portfolio. He earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and his MBA from the London Business School.