Kareem El-Assal oversees the Conference Board's immigration practice. This includes managing the National Immigration Centre, custom immigration research, the annual Canadian Immigration Summit, and the Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit. Kareem's research covers various areas including the economic impact of immigration, immigrant selection and settlement, international students, temporary foreign workers, intergovernmental relations, and business immigration programs.
Prior to joining the Conference Board, Kareem worked for the Mission of Canada to the European Union, the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, Porter Novelli Brussels, and the International Service for Human Rights in Switzerland. He has also worked for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.