New Chair Announced for WCB Nova Scotia (Nov.10/21)

The Province has appointed Saeed El-Darahali as the new Chair of WCB Nova Scotia.

Mr. El-Darahali is President and CEO of SimplyCast, a Dartmouth-based technology company. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience and was named one of Atlantic Canada’s top 50 CEOs in 2020 by Atlantic Business Magazine. Mr. El-Darahali is currently Chair of the board of the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and a director of EduNova Cooperative Ltd.

Mr. El-Darahali will take over from Robert Patzelt who has been acting in the position since the departure of Rodney Burgar. Mr. Patzelt will remain on the Board as Deputy Chair.

The appointment is for a five-year term with a possibility of re-appointment.