February 20, 2024

Episode #115: C-Suite Unplugged: Irfhan Rawji, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Realize Capital Partners

It’s not every day that you encounter a person who runs not one, not two, but multiple companies simultaneously, while also wearing many different hats including Chair, Managing Partner and CEO. But for Irfhan Rawji, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Realize Capital Partners, doing so is simply the only way he knows how to exist.

In our first episode of C-Suite Unplugged for 2024, we talk to Irfhan about his busy and intense life, his journey to the C-Suite, and more about Realize Capital Partners. We also take a deep dive into the current state of immigration in Canada, address some of the challenges facing the system, and look to the future of Alberta and the country as a whole for where we should focus our efforts.

In this episode:

  • Getting to know Irfhan
  • Making the transition from gas to tech
  • Journey to the C-Suite
  • Irfhan’s leadership philosophy
  • Advice for people early in their careers
  • Understanding the Government of Canada’s Social Finance Fund
  • Realize I Fund and the four-pillar investment strategy
  • Irfhan’s interest in the immigration conversation
  • The magic wand of changes needed to better Canada’s immigration system
  • Outlook on the long-term view for Alberta

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About C-Suite Unplugged

In this series, C-Suite Unplugged, host Adam Legge talks to Alberta’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about their journey to the C-Suite, what keeps them up at night as an Albertan and as a leader in their industry, and what their outlook is for the future.

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