Jameel Lalji is an insurance agent with Desjardins Insurance based out of Stittsville, with an extensive background in both business and insurance.
After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in computer science and sociology, Jameel took over the family business and ran several community-based small businesses throughout the GTA. Analytical and meticulous by nature, Jameel was able to find efficiencies that helped the businesses become more profitable and operate more efficiently.
Jameel holds a CPA, CMA and received his MBA from Queens University. With his interest and background in innovation and business development Jameel has worked for both Canadian Tire and Staples (Canada and US), helping to grow the businesses by fostering new partnerships and driving corporate strategy. In 2014 Jameel joined Travelers Insurance (formerly Dominion of Canada General Insurance) in a strategy and mergers and acquisitions role and then as Director of Claims.
After a significant career in the busy and fast-paced corporate world Jameel took the opportunity to get back to his roots and open his own small business in Ottawa – a Desjardins Insurance agency. He moved his young family to Ottawa in May 2018 and has been running Jameel Lalji Insurance and Financial Services ever since.
Being the owner of an insurance agency has allowed Jameel to put all his varied skills and experience to good use. He knows the insurance industry well and is passionate about using his knowledge to help people find the insurance coverage that best suits their needs. Jameel is also licensed as a life and health insurance agent and holds his CIFC mutual funds license to help his clients build, protect and grow their wealth. His practice is extremely client-centric and is focused on providing a personal touch for everyone that walks through the door. His agency is built on client trust and referrals.
Jameel is passionate about contributing to his community and is involved with many local charities. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family and playing sports including basketball, hockey and tennis.