Edward Banayoti

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Edward Banayoti
Edward A. Banayoti 2016.jpg
Born (1964-09-15) September 15, 1964 (age 54)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
York University
OccupationFounder of Defence Unlimited International
Princess Aisha bint Hussein
(m. 2016; div. 2016)

Edward Banayoti is an international businessman based in Canada, who is known for his expertise in the Defence and Security Industry,[2] specialising in brokerage and export.[3]


Banayoti started his entrepreneurial career in trading and real estate, where he purchased, and upgraded 22 hotels, which was then sold to a major hotel chain.[4] He is also involved in commodities exports and trading from the American continent to Egypt and other African countries.[5]

In 2015, he established Defence Unlimited International, a defence and security contracting company headquartered in Canada with various subsidiaries around the globe and operating internationally with over 240 consultants and a few security sub-contractors.[6][5]

Banayoti is one of the international board members of International Centre for Democratic Transition, an international non-profit organization based in Budapest, Hungary.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Banayoti was born in Cairo on September 15, 1964 to a Greek mother and an Egyptian father. He moved to the Canada in his early twenties where he started his first business.

Banayoti has two daughters from his first marriage. In January 2016, Banayoti married Princess Aisha Bint Al Hussein.[8][9] The couple was divorced in Jordan in July 2016.[10]


  1. ^ "Aisha of Jordan : The princess divorce, after less than 6 months of marriage". Appnews.be. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Edward banayoti established canadian defence export control". Canadian Defence Export Control. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  3. ^ "CANADA : Arms broker Banayoti woos EU". Intelligence Online. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  4. ^ "Canadian Entrepreneur expands Business Empire worldwide". Rezul News. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  5. ^ a b "Edward Banayoti Is an international businessman with interests in Property, Real Estate and Defense". SeleKtimmo (in French). 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  6. ^ "There's another security-focused phone in Canada and it's not a BlackBerry". Computer Dealer News. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  7. ^ "ICDT - About Us - International Board". archivesicdt.demkk.hu/. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  8. ^ "CANADA : Arms broker Banayoti woos EU". Intelligence Online. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  9. ^ "Princess Aisha Bint Al Hussein Gets Married". Arabia Weddings. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  10. ^ "Princess Aisha, Edward Banayoti divorced". Jordan Times. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2017-11-30.

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