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Meet Our Team

Kareem El-Assal
 
Kareem El-Assal
Research Associate II, Education and Immigration Research

Kareem draws upon his international public and private sector experiences as a Research Associate for the Conference Board’s Industry and Business Strategy group. Having previously worked for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Kareem leads research for the Conference Board’s National Immigration Centre. He also researches for the Conference Board’s Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education. Kareem has researched for the Canadian Arab Institute, the NATO Association of Canada, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, and the International Service for Human Rights in Switzerland.

Prior to joining the Conference Board, Kareem worked in Belgium for the Mission of Canada to the European Union, the British Chamber of Commerce, and Porter Novelli.

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA), and Durham University (MA).

Eleni Kachulis
 
Eleni Kachulis
Research Associate, Industry and Business Strategy

Eleni is a Research Associate in the Industry and Business Strategy group. In addition to supporting research projects for the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education, she also contributes to custom research projects and provides research and writing support for the Conference Board's Saskatchewan Institute.

Prior to joining the Board, Eleni worked as a Corporate Governance Officer at the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, where she developed internal policies and procedures to support the organization's security program. She has also held positions at Statistics Canada, Health Canada, and the First Nations Statistical Institute. Eleni holds a Bachelor of Humanities (Honours) from Carleton University and a Master of Public Administration from Queen's University.