Originally from Lebanon, Faycal El-Khoury settled in Canada in 1976. Only one year after earning his degree in civil engineering from Concordia University, he established his own construction company and contributed directly to the residential construction boom in the metropolitan region. Since 2005, he has been a consultant specializing in business relations with the Middle East. Through this work he has helped several Canadian companies win significant international contracts. He is also part of the team of directors at the Georgette Elias Dental Clinic.