Ehab Lotayef is a writer, poet, social justice activist, photographer and IT manager. Born in Cairo, Egypt he traveled and lived in various places till he settled in Montreal, Canada, which he has been calling home since 1989.
Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1958. Lotayef has degree in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University. After working in the Middle East (Qatar, Dubai, Sudan, Egypt and Cyprus) for a few years he moved to Canada in 1989, and has been living in Montreal, Quebec since then.
Lotayef was born to a father who was a bureaucrat and mother who was an academic and university professor. He grew up as a lonely child with his single mother between Egypt, the UK and Iraq. He obtained his Secondary School Certificate from The English School in Cairo, then studied Engineering, obtaining his B. Eng. from Ain Shams University in 1981.
Lotayef has been working at McGill University, as an IT manager, since 1999. Before joining McGill, he worked for internationally renowned companies, in Canada and abroad, including Schlumberger, Linotype and Pratt & Whitney Canada.