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 Pramod Goyal

 President and Board Chair

Pramod Goyal is a dynamic entrepreneur, business strategist and a highly experienced management consultant with over 30 years of experience in founding, managing, and advising growth companies, including strategy consulting, corporate finance, audit and governance; private equity transactions and strategic business relationships. He is currently the President and CEO of Canadawide Financial Corporation Limited, a multidisciplinary business advisory and management consulting firm. In the past, he has held senior roles at Investco, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and Acer Telecom. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Science, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Internal Audit from University of Delhi, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern and York Universities. He is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Serving the wider community in several ways, Pramod has served on a number of professional, private and non-profit boards and committees. Pramod is a prominent and active member of the South Asian business and professional community, recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, generosity and dedication to business, community and his family. He is a "Paul Harris Fellow" of the Rotary International Foundation.

Tauseef Sheikh
 Vice President and Corporate Secretary  

Tauseef Sheikh is a seasoned, top-performing banking professional with experience in Global Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Prior to joining HSBC Bank in Canada, he was with HSBC India and part of the start-up team of the NRI (Non-Resident Indian) office in Canada. He was responsible for building a North American platform for providing onshore and offshore banking products with particular focus on cross- border Private Banking services. He is also the Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion with HSBC in Canada. He believes in giving back to the community.

Sanjay Kulkarni
Vice President and Director, Finance

Sanjay is the CEO and President of Sankul Enterprises Inc., a boutique firm providing CFO services and business value advice to small and medium sized companies. Sanjay is a CA(I), CS(I), CMA, CPA, CFA and Chartered Director. With years of experience in financial services, Sanjay Kulkarni is a problem-solving leader with the ability to effect change by improving processes, setting robust goals/corporate objectives and identifying/resolving critical issues. An expert in negotiations, Sanjay is a strong business leader who has had a distinguished career of 25 years in Canada in building and governing corporate finance, accounting, and treasury functions for various companies. Sanjay’s passion is to help small and medium sized companies in enhancing their business value, enabling them to provide meaningful work.

Surinder Sharma
Vice President and Director, Membership Engagement

Surinder Sharma is a veteran technocrat who has served as Senior Professional with Multi-National Companies in India, Bahrain, UAE and Canada in the areas of project management, engineering, marketing and strategic planning. As a social entrepreneur, he is deeply engaged in energy conservation and demand management programs aimed to protect the environment. In 2001, Surinder founded Power Saving Systems Inc. that assists Canadian Industry (manufacturing, commercial, hospitality and small business) to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the electricity usage by conducting energy audits and retrofit programs. Surinder is the Past President of the IIT Alumni Canada and a Founding Member & Past Chair of Panorama India. He actively served the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) and remained a Director on its Board from 2012 to 2017.

Vijay Thomas
Vice President and Director, International Trade & ITC

Vijay Thomas is founder and CEO of Tangentia, which has evolved to become a leading global Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence and B2B solutions company with a multi-national footprint with offices in USA, Canada and India. Tangentia has 100+ customers in 30+ countries and 150+ employees worldwide. Vijay is a seasoned speaker on e-commerce, B2B, Automation and Artificial Intelligence. He is also active in the Indian startup scene and has been an angel investor in many start-ups including Ixigo which is India’s largest meta search engine. Vijay has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Karnatak University and a MBA from Goa Institute of Management.

Don Patel
Director, Government Affairs, Affinity and Business Development

Don R.B. Patel is an entrepreneur with stake in retail businesses, and a decade of focus on real estate field has kept him connected to Indian diaspora. He made Brampton his Karmabhumi almost 3 decades ago, and since then has been passionately involved in several community organizations. He is a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board, and CREA besides being an active member of ICCC for several years.

Virender Rathi
Director, Legal Affairs

Virender Rathi is a versatile lawyer, specializes in Immigration and Real Estate. Virender graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association and CASAL. He is strongly committed to community and actively involved in many NFP’s including ICCC.

Ripudaman Singh Dhillon
Director,  Immigration, Education & Skills Training
Ripudaman established ICC Canada Immigration Solutions Inc. to help new immigrants to easily settle into a better life in Canada. His entrepreneurial zeal led him to launch Guru restaurant in 2013 in Heartland. His affinity for public service inspired him to start Radio Dhun, Ontario’s first multicultural and multilingual radio station, and in 2017 he acquired Radio 1220AM that reaches audiences from Ottawa to St. Catherines. The International Fashion Festival Toronto he launched in 2014 promotes local designers. Ripudaman is an active philanthropist and was the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s candidate in 2018 and a candidate of record for Brampton North.
Vikas Sharma
Director, Small & Medium Enterprises

Since 2006, Vikas has been the President and Owner of a post-industrial plastics recycling company in Toronto, Canada. The firm specializes in trading a wide variety of secondary fiber, post-industrial plastics and raw material to build the efficiency and profitability of its customers recycling operations. Vikas has significant experience in international trade and over the last two decades, Vikas has exported to China, India, Vietnam, Mexico and the USA. He specialises in India and North America trade.

Vikas is the President and Founder of the Care4Cause Foundation, which offers dignity, compassion and respect to individuals suffering poverty and unfortunate circumstances. Vikas joined the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation in 2019 as Director and worked on expanding its Christmas Miracle on Main Street toy drive charity event to Brampton.

Bhavik Parikh

Bhavik Parikh kh has over a decade’s experience in information technologies, such as software testing including black box, agile, white box, functional, regression, unit and integration testing methodologies; systems programming; database utilities, middle ware, web-based technologies, software and hardware trouble shooting techniques. He is self-motivated individual, who drives results, takes decisive action, and plans/organizes effectively; successfully communicates complex technical issues to non-technical people and builds strong relationships; and applies technical knowledge to analyze problems and develop strategies. Bhavik He is involved with a number of community initiatives and manages the social media outreach of a number of community organisations on a voluntary basis. Bhavik has been involved with the ICCC’s IT committee.

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