President, University of Alberta Alumni Association
Appointed by the Alumni Association
Having graduated from Pharmacy at the U of A in 1991, Ayaz is a pharmacist by profession and has an MBA from Athabasca University. He has served two terms as the president of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton and was the co-chair of the Joint Liaison Committee of the Aga Khan Council for Edmonton and the University of Alberta.
Ayaz is currently completing a 2-year term as president of the University of Alberta Alumni Association, has been a senator for the U of A for 3 years and participates in several U of A committees including the Community Engagement Advisory Board, the Professional Development Advisory Board, and this year's Advisory Search Committee for President. In 2018, Ayaz received an honorary membership for the Golden Key International Honours Society, University of Alberta Chapter.
Ayaz has held previous positions as the honorary secretary of the Aga Khan Council for Edmonton, its member for Communications and Publications, and Chairman of the Youth and Sports Board. He has also served as a board member and vice president of the Alberta Pharmacists' Association, and most recently has been appointed to the Board of Directors for homeEd – the City of Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation.
Ayaz was born in Uganda and came to Canada in 1972. He is a successful entrepreneur in Alberta and currently is Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Excellence and a senior partner of EPC Capital Ltd. His agency employs over 150 associates and staff and is the largest RE/MAX office in Edmonton. EPC Capital is an Edmonton-based development company, holding over $150 million in real estate assets and growing.
On a personal note, Ayaz participates in many charitable organizations, including the Children’s Miracle Network and the Realtor’s Community Foundation, and volunteers a great deal of his time to various worthwhile causes. He has three children, loves to travel, and plays golf, hockey and volleyball.