As a track athlete, Sam Effah has speed. A native Calgarian, Sam represented Canada at three World Championships, three World University Games and two Commonwealth Games. He is a two-time Canadian Champion in the 100 m and was inducted into the 2021 Canada West Hall of Fame.
But it doesn’t stop there. In 2019, Sam was cast in Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada, where he inspired audiences with stories of resilience and his hunger to be Canada’s fastest once again. After winning some of the reality-competition show’s toughest challenges, Sam placed second.
On the corporate side, Sam is equally driven. He works on the Youth Strategy and Innovation team at RBC, led by Canada's top banking professionals, and contributes to the many moving parts of RBC Future Launch, the company’s largest-ever financial commitment to help young people prepare for the future of work.