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ICCC New Advisory Board & Board Appointments

31 Jul 2020 7:33 PM | Anonymous

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of new members on its Board of Directors and the Advisory Board.

Dr. Shanthi Johnson, Professor & Dean, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and Dr. Ashwin Joshi, Associate Professor Marketing and Dean of MBA Program, Schulich School of Business have been appointed to the Advisory Board for a two-year term starting August 2020.

Ripudaman Dhillon, a serial entrepreneur, an immigration consultant, and a community leader, and Vikas Sharma, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and avid builder have been appointed directors to the Board.

Pramod Goyal, President and Chair of the Board, while welcoming the new Advisory Board members said, "We have appointed extremely talented, dedicated and well known academicians to the Advisory Board. There presence will help us formulate effective public policy positions on mission critical issues."

About the newly appointed directors, the ICCC President said, "The entrepreneurial and philanthropic zeal of our new directors will help us make our outreach among members and stakeholders more effective."

Advisory Board appointments

Dr. Shanthi Johnson
Professor & Dean 
School of Public Health
University of Alberta

Shanthi Johnson is a leader in the fields of health promotion and healthy aging. An internationally renowned researcher with multidisciplinary perspective, she has led significant research and has secured notable grants. She has delivered more than 300 presentations and is the author of over 150 peer reviewed articles and reports in prestigious journals such as the Lancet. Johnson has played a key leadership role as associate dean in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina (2008–2014). She has served on various boards and was the President of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.


Dr. Ashwin Joshi
Associate Professor, Marketing
Director, MBA Program
Schulich School of Business


Having completed his PhD in 1993, Ashwin began his academic career at the University of Winnipeg, followed by stints at St. Mary’s University and at the University of Calgary.  He joined the faculty of the Schulich School of Business, York University in 1999.  Since that time, Ashwin has taught across a wide range of programs within the School, including the BBA, Masters of Management, Master of Business Analytics, MBA, IMBA, EMBA, and the Phd Program. Relationship building is a key theme in his research and consulting practice.

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Board appointments

Ripudaman Singh Dhillon
Founder & Co-owner
ICCC Immigration Solutions Inc.


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
Inxsys Corporation


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.

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