- JUSTINE COOKE
JAMAL K. KHALIL, Managing Partner at Aaxel Insurance Brokers Inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
“It’s never about selling – it’s about understanding what the customer wants and needs.”
The business landscape in Canada is increasingly entrepreneurial, thanks in part to the many newcomers who create their own unique success stories. Aaxel Insurance Brokers Managing Partner Jamal K. Khalil has achieved a great deal since coming to Canada over ten years ago. Jamal left his native Lebanon, where he ran his catering company, due to political turmoil. Jamal then spent time in Yemen and Kuwait, ramping up a successful boating/yachting publication. He also gained business experience as a construction project manager negotiating tenders and delivering on large projects for a company working with the US army.
Despite having a bachelor's degree in international economics and political sciences and speaking several languages (including French and Arabic), circumstances were challenging for Jamal and his family upon their arrival in Canada. Nevertheless, he was able to gain an opportunity with RBC Insurance as a licensed insurance advisor at a call centre. Within the year, he was a top salesperson. In his time at RBC Insurance, Jamal rose through the ranks as a salesperson, consistently ranking in the top producers and winning sales conferences numerous times. He was later promoted to Senior P&C Insurance Advisor and successfully grew RBC's insurance business, consistently achieving outstanding results year over year. During his time at RBC, he was known for and enjoyed mentoring new hires. Jamal's philosophy is that a good insurance plan should save the customer time, money, and inconvenience. Of course, it must also ensure they are compensated adequately in the event of a loss. He also stresses the importance of educating the customer on their options.
Since 2019, when he launched its Mississauga (Leanne Boulevard) location, Jamal has been Co- Managing Partner at Aaxel Insurance Brokers, where he now mentors his growing team based on the principles of fast and friendly customer service, honesty, and integrity. The brokerage provides a comprehensive list of insurance solutions, and Jamal is very proud of the agency's many stellar customer reviews. "We are growing because we are five-star, and we intend to keep it that way. It's never about selling – it's about understanding what the client wants and needs and providing it at the best possible price. We explain to the customer what is behind the policy they are getting and why." As busy as he is, Jamal enjoys helping his team and clients every day. "It all takes expertise, time and diligence to get it right. We enjoy providing the high level of service and coverage it takes to meet our clients' expectations."
Jamal is a family man who devotes what little spare time he has to his wife and teenage children. They enjoy spending time outdoors, including going horseback riding and skiing, which Jamal originally learned to do in the beautiful mountains of Lebanon.
Justine Cooke is a communications and marketing writer and strategist with 15 years of experience developing online and print media for diverse clients.
Justine has written extensively in the management and entrepreneur thought leadership space, from articles to newsletters to dozens of profiles of senior leaders and entrepreneurs. She thoroughly enjoys interviewing and collaborating with interview subjects to get to the heart of their stories.
JAMAL K. KHALIL
Aaxel Insurance Brokers
2155 Leanne Boulevard, Unit 236,
Mississauga, ON, L5L 5P8
905 - 282 - 2525 Ext 425