Speaker Probal Lala

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Probal Lala

Probal is the CEO of Fluent.ai, an industry-leading venture-backed AI company providing speech recognition on the edge. He is also the Chair of Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation, the General Partner of the MLA48 Fund Portfolio. He is part of the MLA48 Fund Investment Committee and the MLA Investment Review Committee.

Before joining Fluent.ai, Probal was also Chair of Maple Leaf Angels Corporation, an OSC-regulated Angel Group in Ontario. He was also the CEO of About Communications, a national provider of phone and internet services to Canadian businesses until its acquisition. Probal is a telecom executive turned serial technology entrepreneur and investor. He has been an active Angel Investor for the past 12 years. He has over 30 years of broad industry leadership experience building high impact organizations and growing bottom line results. He has held a range of diverse senior executive roles including CEO of About Communications, Vice President Sales at Alcatel-Lucent Canada, CEO of AirRoamer, Vice President and General Manager Internet Operations at Bell Canada, and General Manager and Chief Technology Officer at Stentor Services Inc.

Probal has served on a number of boards over the past twenty years including the Canadian Local Number Portability Consortium, Youth In Motion, About Communications, Maple Leaf Angels Corporation, Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation, Fluent.ai and Suncayr. He has been actively involved in the creation and participated in a number of standing and ad hoc board committees including Nominating, Governance, Compensation and Succession committees.

Probal is a passionate believer in the role of entrepreneurs in our economy, and spends much of his spare time on the promotion and development of entrepreneurs. He was an active member of AceTech Ontario, where he facilitated a B2B Software as a Service CEO Roundtable. He was also previously a regular panelist on BNN’s “The Pitch” as well as an advisor to MaRS ICE Practice.


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