SCCC New Member Introduction Series

Last week, the SCCC had a chance to interview Leïla Guérin and Adil Zaidi to hear more about their story and motivation to join our community. We are happy to share it with you and connect them with you.

Leïla Guérin

Born and raised in the artistic enclave of Paris, Leila was nurtured in a family with traditions of architecture and the arts. From an early age, her innate penchant for aesthetics and creativity blossomed, guiding them on a transformative path of self-discovery and exploration. Immersed in the diverse tapestry of design, image, and fine arts, she honed the skills amidst the bustling corridors of agencies in advertising, fashion, and auction houses of Paris and Geneva.

Driven by an desire for new experiences and opportunities, Leila eventually found herself drawn to the vibrant shores of Vancouver, embarking on a new chapter of her professional journey. Fueled by a passion for real estate and a desire to forge meaningful connections, they sought to expand their horizons by joining our chamber of commerce, recognizing it as a gateway to new networks and opportunities.

In her free time, Leila leads a life infused with creativity and passion. Art serves as a lifeline, a sanctuary where she can express herself through a myriad of mediums, transcending boundaries and weaving narratives that resonate with the soul. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, she finds solace in the serene embrace of nature, indulging in their love for Pilates, conquering the slopes of Whistler, and embarking on endless hikes that unveil the breathtaking beauty of Vancouver’s landscapes.

Connect with Leila on LinkedIn


Adil Zaidi

Born in the picturesque town of Uzwil, nestled in the landscape of St. Gallen, Adil’s journey began amidst the breathtaking beauty of Switzerland. However, his family soon moved to the charming town of Nyon, where he spent his formative years.

Yet, fate had other plans for Adil, leading him across the vast expanse of oceans to the bustling metropolises of Toronto and Vancouver, where he embarked on a new chapter of his life. With roots tracing back to India and Zanzibar, and grandparents who sought refuge in Switzerland, Adil’s identity is a testament to the rich tapestry of cultures that intertwine within him.

Fluent in English and French, and with fond memories of speaking Swiss German in Kindergarten, Adil is deeply connected to his Swiss roots. His motivation to join the Chamber of Commerce stems from a desire to forge connections within his industry and beyond, enriching his experiences in Switzerland on both a personal and professional level.

Professionally, Adil is a seasoned actor, with over 15 years of experience gracing the stages and screens of Toronto and Vancouver. Immersed in the vibrant film industry of Vancouver for the past decade, Adil has forged invaluable connections and met remarkable individuals along the way. His networking objectives with the Chamber are driven by a desire to deepen his engagement with Switzerland’s film industry and global presence.

Outside of work, Adil enjoys spending time from the culinary delights of cooking to the tranquility of gardening, and from the adrenaline rush of football to the serenity of outdoor activities. He also finds joy in local cultural events, where he can connect with fellow Swiss compatriots and celebrate the rich tapestry of Switzerland’s cultural heritage.

If you want to connect with Adil, contact us.

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