Walid Hejazi

Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management

Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Management where he regularly teaches Canada’s current and future business leaders in the MBA, EMBA, and custom Executive programs. He has published extensively in many business journals and publications. In keeping with the spirit of Rotman, Walid balances his research activities by helping many of Canada’s leading organizations leverage research to develop and deploy new strategies and initiatives. He has assisted several large retail chains find new ways to understand their market data, providing them with perspectives that have allowed them to optimize their marketing activities, reduce inventory holdings, and develop criteria in location selection. He is also the Rotman lead on the annual Rotman-TELUS IT security study, which surveys hundreds of organizations and analyzes best practices. Walid has also consulted for several branches of the Canadian and foreign governments, on themes related to international competitiveness. He has appeared several times before parliamentary committees on topics related to Canadian competitiveness, foreign investment, competition in the Canadian economy, and international tax structures.


  • University of Toronto- PHD Economics, Financial Economics, 1988 – 1994
  • University of Toronto- Master's degree, Economics, 1987 – 1988
  • University of Western Ontario- Honours BA, Economics, 1983-1987