Sylvain Abitbol is an engineer and entrepreneur in the telecommunications industry as CEO of NHC Communications Inc but is best known as an activist in Jewish affairs and was co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress from 2007 to 2009.

Abitol graduated from Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique in 1973 with a degree in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering.[1]

He was employed by Xerox for six years and received training in telecommunications at the company's training centre in El Segundo, California.[1]

Abitbol is a member of Montreal's Sephardic Jewish community and became president of Montreal's Federation CJA in 2004. His family immigrated to Montreal from Morocco after the Six-Day War in 1967.[2]


  1. ^ a b Archived from the original on October 27, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Gordon, Sheldon (April 2, 2004). "Quebec Sephardim Make Breakthroughs". The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved November 21, 2011.