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.   Edward’s portfolio and experience are diversified through first-hand involvement in real estate, hospitality, consultancy, and commodity trading undertakings,  among-st others. He also has an impressive track record within the international ambit for risk management projects for governments. Edward Banayoti  sits on various international boards and has also been granted various recognition for his service.

Edward Banayoti Sawiris
Edward Banayoti Sawiris

Edward's  Biography

Edward Banayoti Sawiris is a Mentor, Philanthropist, and Active Investor, he has a brilliant and exceptional record of ethical leadership in order to make a positive difference in the world.

Edward Banayoti Sawiris is a Canadian citizen based on Ontario was born in Cairo in the 15th September 1964. He has an Egyptian / Greek background.  After he gained a degree in accounting from the University of Toronto, backed up with further studies at York University in Ontario. Then he commenced his commercial career initially in the real estate and hotels business, where he procured, enhanced and sold on 22 hotels which became a considerable Canadian hotels chain. Edward invested in many other real estate projects in Canada, and other parts around the world.

Alongside the hotel’s project, he also created a business in exporting commodities to Egypt and other African countries. In 2010 the company was incorporated as an Ontario corporation.

Throughout 25+ years of professional experiences, Edward Banayoti Sawiris formed Defence Unlimited International, a specialist organization dealing in government, defense, military and security industries over the world. The Company is a member of the Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries, which is the voice of the Canadian defense and security industries a sector that employs 109 000 Canadians and generates more than $12.6 billion dollars for the Canadian economy every year. Over the last 3 decades, the company has become a pioneer and continues as a major provider of investment solutions across all asset classes, especially distressed assets.

Edward Banayoti Sawiris established the Silent Circle Corporation (Canada) which produced the only encrypted phone (black phone), he introduced it to the Canadian markets, as well as to many other countries, Cornerstone Holdings Corp in Canada, Edward Banayoti Sawiris is also the CEO of the Canadian League of Lobbyists & Advocacy professionals.

Including that he is a member of National Military Intelligence Association, Edward Banayoti Sawiris has been a member of the International Board, along with world leaders, and he is a noble member of the International Board of ICDT without forgetting to mention that Edward Banayoti Sawiris is a subsidizing member to the National Military Intelligence Association.

Edward Banayoti Sawiris is a well-organized and self-motivated leader that approaches problem-solving from a strategic viewpoint, as well as a successful senior defense contractor, and a strong business development provider. Edward currently resides in Europe, mainly between the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland.

Edward Banayoti Sawiris is known to be a trusted voice by so many heads of states, and world leaders in addition to many world leaders.

The ethos of Edward Banayoti is to promote and seek solid long-term solutions to any task at hand, by engaging with thought leaders in any particular field and applying knowledge, insight and vision to all endeavours whether of partners, collaborators, clients or personal.  High reliability, outstanding results and sense of fairness has led Edward Banayoti to enjoy an excellent reputation in his professional and personal life.


One exceptional organisation founded by Edward is Defence Unlimited International,, a company specializing all aspects of the defense and military industry. Defence Unlimited International, a subsidiary of Cornerstone Holdings Corp., has an excellent global reputation and has grown to be one of the main defence & security companies in the world working alongside private and public organizations including governments.


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