Mustafa Sahin
Mustafa Sahin

Executive Vice President of Investment and Trade

Edmonton Global


Mustafa Sahin is an accomplished entrepreneurial executive with 30 years of international market experience spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. He specializes in navigating complex investment transactions involving multinationals and various levels of government. Known for forging strong and long-lasting relationships with investors, partners, companies, and government, his current focus is primarily on emerging and high-growth sectors such as low-carbon energy, logistics, life sciences and artificial intelligence.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Mustafa embarked on an international career that led him to work in over a dozen American cities before settling in Dubai in 2003. During his tenure in Dubai, he co-founded the company that introduced BlackBerry to the Middle East, Africa and CIS markets and grew the business to $1+ billion in annual revenue in under 6 years.

In 2017, he was recruited as the founding President & Executive Director of the Canada-UAE Business Council, facilitating tens of billions of dollars in bilateral investment and trade across various sectors between Canada and the UAE. This included working closely with C-suite executives from Mubadala, DP World, TD and Brookfield. Prior to leaving this role in 2020, he acted as an advisor and consultant to federal and provincial government agencies and organizations focused on Middle East-North America trade relations.

Currently, as the Executive Vice President of Investment and Trade for Edmonton Global, Mustafa oversees strategic initiatives for trade and investment attraction across key jurisdictions in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Under his leadership, Edmonton Global has supported the attraction of nearly $2.5 billion in investment and is delivering on its mandate of securing high-value and strategic investments that create sustainable economic growth for the Edmonton region.