Sam Dhillon, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Sam Dhillon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hollypark Group of Companies
Born in December 1986 in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada, Sam embodies the quintessential Canadian success story. Raised by industrious immigrant parents who embarked on their journey to Canada in the 1970s from Northern India seeking a brighter future for their family, Sam grew up witnessing the relentless work ethic of his parents. His parents, navigating the challenges of a new country, held multiple jobs to support their son and two daughters, and eventually ventured into entrepreneurship, which set a powerful example of dedication and perseverance.
Sam is a proud alumnus of Okanagan College and the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), where he earned his undergraduate business degree with a focus in finance in 2008. Fueled by a desire to further his education and impact, he went on to pursue and earn an MBA from Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University in 2010. These academic achievements are a reflection of his commitment to personal and professional growth.
In his role as CEO of Hollypark, Sam personifies the values of diligence, tenacity, and visionary leadership. Shaped by his life experiences and educational background, he not only understands the importance of hard work, but maintains an unwavering commitment to empower and support the company's 100+ employees. Under his stewardship, Hollypark continues to flourish, reflecting the company's mission to foster a brighter future for both the company and the communities it serves.
With over 15 years of experience in hospitality and property development, Sam stands as a proven leader skilled in the art of analyzing business opportunities, assessing risks, and nurturing relationships. His track record in steering complex projects demonstrates expertise in areas such as risk management, contract negotiation, finance, construction, and other critical components essential for the successful establishment and operation of businesses.