Kâl Salem is a highly accomplished business and technology leader who is recognized by world-class organizations for his achievements in digital and business transformation. In 2015, he founded OPEXCELLENCE, a top digital transformation consulting firm that has delivered value to over 100 customers in leading markets across North America and emerging markets worldwide.


With 25 years of global experience, Kâl has a proven track record in leading and delivering large-scale enterprise transformation programs for cross-industry organizations, with a focus on financial services. He has been awarded as a top executive for his excellence in planning and directing all levels of business affairs and for his outstanding business and people leadership.


Kâl has worked as an executive for several leading blue-chip organizations such as IBM, Microsoft, and Accenture, where he built core business, technology, and industry expertise to lead world-class business and technology transformation that enabled organizations to become high-performing businesses.


Kâl holds an Executive MBA, with honours and distinction, from Birzeit University in 2005 and a BSc in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Al-Quds University in 1999 in Jerusalem. He also graduated from Harvard Business School Executive Programme in 2019, specializing in leading professional services firms.


As part of the 4th industrial revolution, Kâl was one of the pioneers in the digital transformation space. In 2014, he published his first co-authored book that discusses Management Cases in the Arab Context. In 2005, he also published at the First International E-Business Conference in Tunisia, where he addressed the revolutionary e-business models as a foundational element to adopting digital transformation at large.


Kâl is known for his charity and active volunteering within his local community in Canada. He is the chairman of the board of multiple education institutions, wellness and fitness organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.