Wajid Khan embodies Canada’s potential through both his entrepreneurial success and his commitment to community involvement.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Mr. Khan is the President and CEO of the largest automobile showroom in Canada. When he isn’t working to serve his customers, Mr. Khan is active in a myriad of diverse cultural and community organizations dedicated to improving his community and country.
In 1974, after eight years of service as an officer and pilot in the Pakistan Air Force, he and his wife, Tasnim immigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto. Mr. Khan quickly established himself as a leading member of the Canadian business elite and an influential voice of Toronto’s Muslim community.
Mr. Khan continually strives to bridge the gap between the historically disenfranchised and our nation’s traditional elites. He is acutely aware of the handicaps facing Muslims and other minorities in the country. Mr. Khan has set up almost a dozen scholarships to retrain foreign engineering graduates in codes of standards and practice in this country.
Once in Canada, Mr. Khan immersed himself in learning about its history and role in the world, poring over foreign policy texts and legislation. He naturally gravitated toward the Liberal Party of Canada, he says, because of its openness to “new people, new energy and new ideas.”
He lives with his wife, a doctor of pathology at Rouge Valley Hospital, and son Omar in North York.