Mr. Wadih M. Fares, Chair C.M., P. Eng., FEC, D Comm.
Over the past 30 years, Wadih has been involved in every aspect of building design and construction. He currently serves as President and CEO of WM Fares Group.
Wadih has been the Honorary Consul of Lebanon for the Maritime Provinces for the past 18 years. He is a member of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors and chairs the Capital Projects and Facilities Committee. He is a member of the QEII Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of an advisory panel to the Minister of Housing Nova Scotia and co-chair of the newly-created Premier’s Immigration Advisory Council.
Wadih’s dedication to community service has been well recognized. In 2012, he was invested into The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. He has received the Red Cross Humanitarian Award (2014), Dalhousie Family Legacy Award (2012), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Engineering (2011), St. Mary’s University Honorary Doctorate in Commerce (2009), Laureate Induction into the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame (2008), Lebanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business and Community Builder Award (2008), and Engineers Nova Scotia, Citizenship Award (2005). He was named Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year (2012) and Atlantic Canada Business Magazine’s Top CEO of the Year (2011).