Talal CHEHABChief Executive Officer & Founder

  • Toronto University – Economic
  • York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
areas of expertise
  • Aya Financial Inc : CEO & President (10 years)
  • Chehab & Khan : Layer  (+27  year)
  • Ecu Silver Mining Inc : Director (+6 years)
  • Mergers & aquisitions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Strategy
  • Management
  • Negociation …

With about 30 years of experience in  management, business planning, financial analysis, Mr. Chehab is the CEO/President & also the General Counsel of AYA Financial (AF).

He obtained a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Toronto in 1984. In 1987, Mr. Chehab obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He began his legal career in 1989 and started his own firm in 1993 where he continues to date.

Mr. Chehab’s main areas of practice include corporate/commercial and real estate law with a focus on raising of capital for public and private companies, shariah compliant financing, corporate acquisitions and structuring asset/share purchase & sale transactions, joint venture agreements, franchising, secured lending and financing, organization of various corporate and business associations, shareholder agreements and exclusive distribution / agency agreements.

Mr. Chehab has a solid background in corporate/commercial affairs, both from a legal and business perspective. He has ample experience in management and corporate governance as well as raising capital through private placements. He served for over 5 years as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ECU Silver Mining Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto stock exchange (TSX) engaged in gold, silver, zinc and lead mining in Mexico, having a market capitalization of $600 Million. He also served for 5 years as a Director and a member of the Audit Committee of Golden Tag Resources, another publicly traded company (TSX Venture Exchange) involved in gold mining projects in Canada and Mexico.

Mr. Chehab is one of the handful of lawyers in Canada who are actively engaged in shariah compliant financing & product development. He has undertaken various community projects like developing shariah compliant residential and auto leasing contracts with Islamic cooperatives and shariah compliant financial companies in Ontario.