Business: Passenger transportation
Biggest business achievement: Taking Roxborough Bus Lines into its third generation as a family-owned business and expanding the company from a two-location, 120-employee operation to five facilities that employ more than 650 people.
Ryma Nasrallah recently took her charitable giving one step further, making her largest ever donation to the Ottawa Hospital.
Biggest obstacle overcome: Navigating major labour shortages. During these instances we never once compromised our service commitments or safety protocols.
Biggest influences: My father. He taught me that a strong work ethic makes it possible to achieve your goals and that leading by example brings out the best in your team and attracts the best team players.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Life can change in an instant and employers must use tools that work best for their team. Despite being apart, we learned that a well-informed team is a resilient team.
Charitable involvement: School Bus Ontario
First job: Bus washer
Advice I’d give the younger me: Never be afraid to ask questions. Listen to the opinion of others. Above all, once you make a choice – stand by it!
Favourite pastime: Golfing, skiing and spending time with family