Board of Directors - 2016-17

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Mr. Arun Srivastava

Arun Srivastava CPA-CMA, MBA is the CEO & President of Paystation Inc. a Canada wide Payment Technology company based in Mississauga. Paystation is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. With offices across Canada, Paystation is a provider of Payment solutions to Canadian Banks and Businesses. Paystation also provides high security solutions for destruction of sensitive data primarily to the Government of Canada.

Ms. Devika Penekelapati
Corporate Secretary & Vice President -  Events & Sponsorship
Devika Penekelapati is a founder and Managing Partner of Borders Law Firm, a boutique immigration law firm in Toronto. She has extensive experience of Canadian immigration law and specializes in assisting multinational corporations with all of their cross-border matters. Her clients include leading companies in the technology, finance, mining, and pharmaceutical industries. She is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Citizenship & Immigration Law.

Mr. Pappur Shankar
 Vice President - Finance & SME
Pappur Shankar is a professional engineer in Ontario working as a Business Development Consultant in the engineering and manufacturing sector. He has over 25 plus years of experience in project management and Business development in Canada, UK, USA and Asia in the oil and gas/power/utility Capital engineering projects. Pappur has been bestowed by engineers of Canada as a Fellow and Professional engineers of Ontario as Order of Honor. (70,000 members)
Mr. Abubakkar Noohujohn
Vice President - Membership & Business Development 
Abubakkar Noohujohn is the CEO of the Nrich Group, President of Airbond Travel and has recently been appointed as the Canadian representative of the NEST Group of India. A proven leader and serial entrepreneur, Abu is a true ambassador of the beneficial bilateral relationship between India and Canada. Abu has led twice the Indo Canada Trade Mission, alongside various Mayors, MP’s, bureaucrats, policy makers and entrepreneurs. 

Mr. Kanwar Dhanjal 
Director - Trade & Commerce, Affinity Programs
Kanwar Dhanjal is an technocrat by profession having more than 25 years experience in industry from engineer to director in India. He is founder of Just Instruments Inc. which provides instrumentation and automation services in the field of process control industry from the last 6 years. He has been Chair for energy committee for 2 years and Chair- Gala committee in 2015 with ICCC. He is a Rotarian with Rotary Club of Brampton and participated in lots of volunteer activities with club from time to time. He is Chair - International Trade Committee of Brampton Board of Trade.   

Mr. Ajay Tandon
Director - Tourism & Hospitality

Ajay Tandon CEO – Canadian Travel Services - CTS a fast growing complete travel solution and Aviation Company specializing in projects across the globe. A proven global leader in travel industry from South Asia, Middle East, Europe , Africa, Central Asia and Canada.

Joined travel industry in Islands of Maldives with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines & during two decades in Airline management and Corporate Travel, took challenging posts in UAE Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Yemen achieved numerous awards. KLM & Alliances awarded the highest honor in sales for Middle East and South Asia.

Mr. Sanjay Brahmbhatt
Director - SME

Sanjay Brahmbhatt is a small entrepreneur with over 20 year experience in the field of Business Development, Sales and marketing in India, Dubai (U.A.E.) and Canada. Professionally qualified in Sales & Marketing field. He is founder of Range Enterprise, a creative promotional product agency catering to SME, Corporate and Professional arena. Prior to entrepreneurship, Working with ADT Canada Securities, was nominated to “President Club Excellence for the performance and achievement is sales within two year. He was involved with chamber as the chair of SME Committee. He was awarded Out Standing Volunteer by the chamber for 2015-16.

Mr. Nareshkumar Chavda
Director - Government Relations & Membership
Naresh Chavda is a licensed Immigration Consultant and practicing as a President of Canadian corporation Globayan Immigration Corporation, have head office located in Toronto Canada and representatives offices located in India too. He is Commissioner of Oath-Ontario as part of his  professional work. He process over 1000+ Immigration cases and deal with many diplomatic mission abroad (High Commission, Consulate Offices) of various countries too.
Mr. Janak Bhawnani
Director - Events
Janak Bhawnani is in hospitality profession since 1982, studied at the famous Ecole Hotelière Les Roches in Switzerland. Arriving in Montreal in 1989 he worked in different hospitality organizations. In 1996 he relocated to Toronto and began a career with the Movenpick group. He took his expertise to the Renaissance Toronto and within a 3 year took the food & beverage team in the top 10 in North America for Marriott. In 2003, he moved to Accor as a Director of Hotel operations and then escalated into a General Manager’s role for the Novotel North York. During his tenure with Accor he has been the recipient of ‘General Manager of the year’ for North America in 2010. He has been invited by the Humber college school of hospitality to contribute as an occasional professor. 

Mr. Sanjay Makkar
 Immediate Past President
Sanjay Makkar is a serial entrepreneur in Insurance and Risk Management space of Property and Casualty Industry. He is the founder and President of InSureU! Insurance & Investments Solutions Inc. and InsureU! Brokers Inc., a complete premier professional services firm, providing consultations and solutions in Risk Strategies, Personal/Group Health Insurance, Estate and Succession planning, Business/Corporate Insurance, Property & Casualty industry, and much more, for over 15 years. Sanjay has a degree in Mathematics (Hons), achieved numerous industry awards during his career, and serves as an active volunteer in both social and business communities. 
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