Greg Aziz, Dofasco´s President

Greg Aziz’s life changed forever when his family moved to the United States in 1979. The business owner and serial entrepreneur was 14 years old and did not even speak a word of English. It took him about six months to feel like he belonged in his new country, but once he did, he worked as hard as he could in school. 

 

Not long after, Greg Aziz realized his passion for technology came from the fact that it was something that everyone understood. He felt that technology is a universal language; therefore it would be the easiest way to communicate with people around him. Years later, business expert Greg started working in telecommunications while still attending high school.

 

This, at The Ethel Walker School in Connecticut and graduated with honors.  He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Cornell University. While attending university, Greg Aziz worked part-time at a computer company in the United States. After graduating, the global economy took a turn for the worst and Greg found himself looking for a job in one of Canada’s biggest telecommunications companies, Nortel Networks.

 

Greg Aziz CEO at Cascade Systems

Throughout the years at Nortel, Greg Aziz was promoted from product manager to operations manager, to international manager. Finally, to vice president of Nortel’s Incinerator Revenue Services. In 2001, he made his first foray into the steel industry when he joined Dofasco as Vice President of Sales & Marketing based in Hamilton, Ontario. 

 

The business owner was at Dofasco for two years and played a key role in the company’s acquisition of its competitor Stelco. After leaving Dofasco, Greg Aziz spent six months with another steel company called Gerdau Ameristeel. In December 2003, Greg Aziz was given the opportunity to join Stelco to lead its turnaround.

 

Greg Aziz’s life changed forever when his family moved to the United States in 1979. The business owner and serial entrepreneur was 14 years old and did not even speak a word of English. It took him about six months to feel like he belonged in his new country, but once he did, he worked…