Hamza Khan

Born in New York and raised in Toronto, Hamza Khan is a multi-award winning marketer, best-selling author, international keynote speaker, accomplished entrepreneur, and top-rated post-secondary instructor. His insights have been featured by VICE, CBC, the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, Bloomberg Television, CityNews, Global News, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more. Driven by a desire to empower youth and early talent, Mr. Khan serves as the Managing Director of Student Life Network, Canada’s most comprehensive resource hub dedicated to helping over 2.7 million students (and counting) across the country. His goal is simple: successfully support students’ transition from high school through post-secondary education to their dream jobs. His proven record of success blends experiences from his work in the education and marketing industries. A proud graduate of the University of Toronto Scarborough, Mr. Khan was inspired during his undergraduate studies to help the right students to receive the right messages at the right time. In under two years, Mr. Khan helped establish Ryerson University—a leader in innovative, career-focused education—as a national leader in online student engagement. He then went on to make waves as the co-founder of Splash Effect, a boutique impact-driven digital marketing and creative agency that serves the education, non-profit, government, and healthcare sectors. This put the wind in his sails to co-found SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company that has worked with the likes of LinkedIn, the Bank of Canada, Ubisoft, Accenture, CSIS, and Microsoft. During his storied career, Mr. Khan has worked with leading institutions and forward-thinking brands such as Amazon, Spotify, H&M, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the Rotman School of Management, PepsiCo Canada, RBC, Hootsuite, and the University of Toronto. He is a top-rated instructor at Seneca College and Ryerson University, teaching courses on marketing and social media. His newly created non-profit, Resilient 100, aims at building resilience capacity in young change leaders. From TEDx stages and national conferences to MBA classrooms and Fortune 500 boardrooms, Mr. Khan is regularly invited to deliver keynotes and workshops around the world. In 2017, he self-published his first book The Burnout Gamble, which instantly became an Amazon bestseller. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and has previously served as a social media advisor to the Small Business Program at the Rotman School of Management. Through his consulting, writing, teaching, and speaking, Hamza Khan empowers people to transform ideas into action.