Andrew Lutfy

Speaker, Andrew Lutfy
President and CEO, Groupe Dynamite Inc. & Carbonleo Inc.
  • Named the Retail Council of Canada’s “Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year” (2016)
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2007)

When he was 12 years old, Andrew made business cards for his car-washing and detailing business. His company name? Perfection Reflection.

The resolute retailer

When it comes to inspiring stories, Andrew Lutfy’s journey on the road to success is definitely one of them. In addition to outstanding achievements in the fashion and retail sector as CEO and sole owner of Groupe Dynamite, Andrew is also a construction enthusiast. Since early childhood he enjoyed learning the basics with his uncle who was building a house. He started in real estate as a passive investor and in 2012 he jointly launched Carbonleo, developer and manager of Quartier DIX30 ™, the first lifestyle centre of its kind in North America. Andrew is also the cornerstone of the spectacular Four Seasons Montreal project located in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, an unprecedented concept and a true luxury ecosystem.

Mr. Lutfy has a forward-looking vision of the experience and environment to be offered to consumers, which he brings to Carbonleo's latest flagship project, Royalmount. Royalmount intends to create a bustling multifunctional urban pole that will be green, local and innovative. Set to include a wide variety of uses such as hotels, offices, commercial establishments, restaurants, cinemas, concert halls and other types of entertainment, the project will revolve around an animated space within a visionary complex with distinctive architecture. By building a modern, sustainable, and immersive environment, Royalmount will connect people and generations and will foster an exceptional, exciting and inspiring community space.

Using their Future Labs initiative, Carbonleo invited local and international experts to share their thoughts and experiences to help guide and shape the development during brainstorming workshops. The goal of Future Labs was to generate innovative, creative and ultimately practical ideas that would become the hallmarks of this unprecedented project. Participants tackled questions of entertainment, sustainability, multi-functionality and more to create a green and animated urban epicentre that Montrealers can be proud of, and the international community can look up to.
“If I’m feeling comfortable, that’s not a good thing. I know to be successful you’ve got to be uncomfortable.”
Andrew to the Montreal Gazette
  • Named the Retail Council of Canada’s “Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year” (2016)
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2007)

When he was 12 years old, Andrew made business cards for his car-washing and detailing business. His company name? Perfection Reflection.