Sir Edward Banayoti
Welcome to the personal site of Edward Banayoti, Egyptian born multi-national businessman best known for his excellent track record in the highly sensitive areas of defence and security.
Sir Edward Banayoti Sir Banayoti took the oath of knighthood of The Order of Saint George of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on April 18th, 2015. He was certified by Gareth John Green, the Grand Master of Canada, and the Americas. His knighthood certificate states that “It has been confirmed that Edward’s life and conduct merit investiture as a Knight of The Order of Saint George.” He was promoted to Knight Commander in 2016.
Edward Banayoti is fond of cars especially classics and car racing. He also enjoys golf, sailing and lyrical music. He supports a number of charities personally and through his corporations.
Banayoti attended many courses in law, economy, strategies, and derivatives. He is also fluent in four languages: English, Arabic, Greek, and French.
Early Life & Family
Edward Banayoti was born in Cairo, Egypt on the 15th of September 1964, to a Greek mother and Egyptian father, and is now based in Ontario, Canada, and Europe. Son of a successful tradesperson, Banayoti learned his father’s entrepreneurial skills from an early age. Banayoti senior was conducting business throughout the MENA region in the gold/precious stones and immovable property industries amongst others. This inspired and fueled Edward’s entrepreneurial talent and ambitions which contributed greatly to his legacy. After high school, he attended the University of Toronto where he earned his degree in Accounting and continued his post-graduate education at York University in Ontario.
Banayoti first venture in the business world was in real estate and the service industry, where he procured 22 hotels around Canada, transformed, and elevated them, then later sold and became some of the leading hotel names in the country. He is also the founder of Banayoti Holdings, which had a paid-up capital of US$ 1.85 Billion. Banayoti Holdings was later converted to Cornerstone Holdings Corp.