Sajjad Ebrahim ’73

Sajjad Ebrahim

CEO, Lark Investments Inc., Canada

Sajjad Ebrahim is the chief executive officer of Lark Investments. Mr. Ebrahim received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Karachi in Pakistan and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In 1977, he bought a small plastics company, Par-Pak, in Toronto, Canada. Over the next 36 years, he painstakingly built the Toronto company into a major industry player with over 900 employees, more than $200 million in revenue, and operations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. As the owner and president of Par-Pak, Mr. Ebrahim received numerous awards, including the prestigious Canada Award of Business Excellence in the Entrepreneurship category by Excellence Canada in 1993, and Leader of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Plastic Industry Association in 2008 and 2016, respectively.

After selling Par-Pak in 2013, Mr. Ebrahim started his family office, Lark Investments. Through his numerous philanthropic undertakings, Mr. Ebrahim has made significant contributions to the well-being of whole neighborhoods, benefiting countless Canadians. These philanthropic ventures include:

Helping raise more than $1 million toward the construction of Brampton Civic Hospital in Brampton, Canada; Making the single largest individual contribution of $2.5 million to the William Osler Health System to support the construction of the Peel Memorial Integrated Health and Wellness Centre in Ontario, Canada; Supporting education projects through various Canadian charities; Making substantial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton, Canada; Founding and managing a not-for-profit housing complex in the suburbs of Toronto worth more than $30 million; Funding The Society for the Prevention and Cure of Blindness in Pakistan, which visits villages all over Pakistan to provide free eye care, including cataract surgeries. The Society for the Prevention and Cure of Blindness has performed over 1.2 million surgeries, including 60,000 procedures in 2017 alone.

Mr. Ebrahim is keenly interested in the welfare of children and supports children’s education and health in Canada, Pakistan, and India.