Jatinder Banwait

Jatinder Banwait is a Technopreneur with 20 years experience delivering innovative technology solutions / services, helping clients set foot confidently in the complex Digital World, specifically in areas such as Appreciation Performance Management, Cyber Security Strategy, Implementation and Governance, IT & Business Design, Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain through his firm J & M Group of Companies.

For more information, www. jm-group.ca

Dr. Azad Kaushik

Dr. Azad Kaushik is a professor of Immunology and a licensed Veterinarian at the University of Guelph since 1991 with expertise in the areas of Immunology, Biotechnology and Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Kaushik has education and experience spread over India, France, USA, Switzerland and Canada. He holds four US and Canadian patents related to his discoveries on Cow antibodies. He has trained 5 MSc, 3 PhD and 6 Post-Doctoral Scientists. A recipient of several honors and distinctions, he was the Chair of organizing committee for the community reception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, presided over by then Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Toronto in 2015.

Dr. Azad Kaushik is currently President of National Alliance of Indo Canadians.

Tejas Aivalli

Tejas Aivalli is a Public Policy Professional, involved in this field ever since he wrote his undergraduate thesis on the 2007 Ontario Referendum on MMP (Multi Member Proportional)

Tejas graduated with a Hons. B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He was part of the 2008-09 batch of the Ontario Legislature Internship Program (www.olipinterns.ca) He holds a Masters in Public Administration from London School of Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from National University of Singapore.

He has worked for the Ontario Government, at the Parliamentary Budget Office and at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In the past few years, Tejas has started working in the non-profit sector, first as staff and currently as a Consultant.

Tejas is excited to be a member of the Canada India USA Development Forum (CIUDF)

Rakesh Joshi

Rakesh Joshi is a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public, running his own private law firm – Joshi Law Office. Mr. Joshi obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from Punjab University in 1987 and LLB from Ajmer University (India).

He was called to the bar in Canada in 2005 and has since been practicing primarily in the areas of Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial.

Rakesh Joshi is also a very well-known and highly respected name in the Conservative Party of Canada, both Provincially and Federally.

For more information, www.joshilawoffice.com

Yash Shah

Yash Shah is an Indo Canadian Entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industries. He has worked in various roles such as a Chemist, Microbiologist, Research Scientist, Quality Control Professional, Project and R & D manager and is also into Retail Sector (Convenience Store)

His company, Krins Life Sciences has brought more than 25,000 lab products under a single platform. He is developing it now as an e-commerce platform where any product can be ordered online. Krins Life Sciences has recently introduced ultra-low Deep Freezer complying with guidelines of WHO for equipments used for storage of products like the upcoming Covid 19 Vaccine, which requires -70 degree Celsius temperatures, to store for a shelf life of 6 months.

For more information, www.krinslifescienceslab.ca

Nagasarath Pandurangi

With 10+ years of experience in Higher Education, Nagasarath has worked extensively with Higher Education Institutions. His first job was working with a reputed Australian University where he worked as a Coordinator for Higher Degrees by Research.

Moved on to do work as a Research Associate at IIT Madras on the topic, Financing of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises. Later he worked with a Management Consulting firm as Assistant Manager-Research and Partnerships, where he worked on multiple research projects of 30+ foreign universities. During the same time, he also worked on a research project for Canadian High Commission.

After moving to Canada in 2017, he started working with Seneca as Project Manager-Research and Partnerships for South Asia and has now progressed to his current designation as Regional Business Development Manager for Seneca College, South Asian Region.

Nagasarath believes in lifelong learning and is a B.Tech in Biotechnology, MBA in Film and Media and is currently pursuing his M.Ed in Leadership in Higher Education from University of Toronto. His passions include Education and Environment.

Suchit Ahuja

Suchit is Assistant Professor, Business Technology Management at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Montreal) He holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and MSc in Information Technology from Purdue University (USA)

Suchit’s research focuses on frugal innovation, digital strategy and transformation, entrepreneurship in emerging markets and societal impacts of digital technology. His research has been published in international conferences, books and journals. He has been involved in research and advising startups and corporations in India, USA and Canada.

He has a keen interest in the business and cultural promotion of India and Indic values and has been a proponent of fostering deeper India-Canada-USA ties in business, culture and society.

Vaidya Harish Verma

Vaidya Harish Verma is a Gold Medalist BAMS Vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician) and Doctorate of Natural Medicine (DNM, Canada) He is President of Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga, an Author and Founder of a top Ayurvedic Medicines Manufacturing company in Himachal Pradesh (India)

He has been a Consultant on Ayurvedic Medicines to many celebrities and political leaders, including the late President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.

Vaidya Harish Verma is a Gold Medalist from Guru Nanak Dev University (India) and has lectured extensively in US, UK and Canada to the general public, doctors, universities and hospitals on Ayurveda.

For more information, www.bestayurveda.ca

Vijay Thomas

Vijay Thomas is a Technology Entrepreneur, Supply Chain Expert, Engineer and Dreamer. He is the Founder & CEO of Tangentia, a boutique consulting, technology and outsourcing firm with offices in Canada, India and USA.

Vijay is also Founder and CEO for Tangentia Ventures, a Venture Capital arm of the Tangentia Group of Companies. He is an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Operations from Goa Institute of Management and B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering from Gogte Institute of Technology.

He has also recently diversified into PPE Manufacturing.

For more information, www.tangentia.com

Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Education Cube.

With over 10 years of experience in innovation and technology research, Vikas started Education Cube in 2014, to assist with International Student Mobility, College Planning, Recruitment Process Automation, International Digital Marketing and Digital Academic Networking.

For more information, www.education-cube.com

Jagjeet Sacha

Jagjeet Sacha runs Punjab Tax Solutions in Mississauga, with a team of certified accountants, serving GTA for the past 15 years.

He specializes in Taxation, Accounting and Loans including Truck and Car Loans as well as first and second mortgages.

For more information, www.punjabtax.solutions

Viresh Mathur

Viresh Mathur is the CEO of Blue Umbrella Financial Services. He is an independent broker servicing individual and corporate clients in the areas of retirement planning, life, disability, critical and partnership insurance, company group benefits and healthcare benefits.

Mr. Mathur earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from University of New Brunswick. He has earned a recognition award from Toronto Police Services for providing leadership in his community, in partnership with 42 Division. He established Mosaic South Asian Festival in Mississauga, featuring Artists from various regions of South Asia, showcasing experiences of Canadians of South Asian Heritage.

Viresh serves on various committees and boards of Non-Profit agencies and has been associated with the Liberal Party of Ontario in various capacities including Director and Advisor for over 20 years.

Anil Sharma

Anil Sharma is a Financial Advisor / Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter. He is also a Director with Akal Insurance Brokers in Mississauga (Ontario) since 1993, as well as with Global Maxfin Investments Inc.

He focuses on Corporate Insured Retirement Programs and immediate financing arrangement. Mr. Sharma helps his clients to grow their wealth by providing simple but effective solutions to minimize taxes and grow funds in tax sheltered vehicles.  Anil helps them to utilize company funds and direct them effectively to other areas of the business enterprise. Anil Sharma offers Insurance Products, Segregated Funds, HISA (High Interest Savings Accounts) GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificates) and Financial Planning services through Akal Insurance Brokers Inc.

For more information, visit www.wealthmgmt.ca

Richard Narayansingh

Richard Narayansingh is a team-oriented, highly skilled Medical Research and Business Development Professional with  over five (5) years of experience in cranberry research, business development, market research analysis, and technical counsel as well as building successful customer relations and identifying strategic business relationships. 

Richard is a member of Life Sciences Ontario and a Research Partnerships Officer at Innovations and Partnerships Office at the Banting Institute, University of Toronto.

Richard has attained a  PhD in Cell Biology and Physiology from University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is also an author on four (4) publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and co-inventor on four (4) patents in the molecular biology.

Richard has a keen interest in helping the Canada and USA Cranberry Industry grow the cranberry business, health research, and marketing activities in India.

Sandeep Todi

Sandeep Todi, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer of Truly Financial
Sandeep Todi is the co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Truly Financial, the first alternative to global banking built exclusively for small businesses.Sandeep’s 30-year career in software development has focused on financial products.He co-founded Remitr, a Canadian payments solution in 2016. 

Previously he built the first multi-currency accounting software at FACT Software and was a founding team member at HR and payroll SaaS provider,Emportant Technologies, where he effectively scaled it as a global platform. He also helped build one ofIndia’s first community portals, which went on to become one of the largest online communities in India at that time.

Being a technology entrepreneur at heart, his passion lies in building and scaling software products. His company’s mission is to foster small business growth by giving them access to financial services that are normally afforded only by large enterprises. He is a keen supporter of accessible services for small business, digital technology and open banking. 

Sandeep is a believer in the power of the Internet as an equalizer and catalyst, making information and services universally available to everyone including business owners. His core expertise lies in leveraging online marketing to attract, educate and empower customers. With his current startup and in his previous experience, he has effectively scaled marketing efforts to be best-in-class within their sector. Hailing from a business family with roots in Kolkata and Mumbai, he has always been an entrepreneur at heart and to date has developed and launched several software products across India, SE Asia, UK, Middle East and North America.

Kanwar Dhanjal

Kanwar Dhanjal is the President & CEO for Just Instruments Inc, a Brampton based business since 2008. Mr. Dhanjal is an entrepreneur and a highly experienced technocrat from India with vast experience in the field of Industrial Instrumentation and Automation.

He is the past President of Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (2017-18) and led a Business Delegation during their India mission to different parts of India. Kanwar Dhanjal is also a Director on the Brampton Board of Trade since 2018 and is Chair of their International Trade & Investment Committee. He has been associated with several other Organizations in various capacities and has been recognized with numerous awards.

For more information : www.justinstruments.net

Pranav Patel

Pranav Patel is a Barrister & Solicitor, Notary Public & Commissioner of Oath. He runs his own Law Office in Toronto under the name – Patel Law Office.

Pranav is a well-known name in the Indo Canadian Community because of his long term association with several prominent organizations. He is a Past President for Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, Advisor and Coach at the Law Society of Ontario (Upper Canada), Mentor and Honorary Advisor, Faculty of Law, Ryerson University, Ambassador at William Osler Hospital and several other prominent Community and Not for Profit Organizations.

For more information : www.patellawoffice.ca

Haresh Mehta

Haresh  (Mike) Mehta is the President & CEO of Eximcan Canada,  The company started as an Import Export trade centre of Canada and USA and now has four divisions : Food, Chemicals, Fiberglass and Pharmaceuticals, with a global footprint, providing employment to over 350 people in Canada, India and USA. He has launched several successful businesses since the early 1970’s. A Bachelor in Marketing from Philadelphia (USA), Haresh Mehta is a very well-known and respected name in the Indo Canadian Community due to his philanthropic endeavours, long association with Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre and being active with the Liberal Party of Canada.
In Canada for over four decades now, Haresh Mehta, through a family trust established in the Dungar Village in Gujarat in 1986, assists impoverished people with Cataract and Eye Disorder, performing well over 5000 Cataract Surgeries so far. A Walk-in Medical Clinic has served over 10,000 patients with free medicines, while families in the village receive annual grocery supplies and students get scholarships. Haresh bhai also built a school in Dungar village in his father’s name in 2011, providing Educational facilities to 800 students every year.
He has donated four water filtration plants to four schools ensuring clean drinking water to more than 1700 school children, donated 40 computers and started a computer lab as well for high school students. 
For more information : www.eximcan.com

Guneet Singh

Guneet Singh is a technology enthusiast and co-founder of digital tech media startup with experience in finance and media. He lives in Vancouver.
For more information : www.burnabydigitalmedia.com

Mr. Gaurav Agrawal

Mr. Gaurav Agrawal, founder and CEO of aptcoder, is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and Ex-Edtech industry professional. He believes in the holistic approach towards the development of students in this wide horizon and making them capable to grow. Having keen interest in research and education, he left number of domestic and international opportunities in govt and pvt sectors so that the idea of implementing this noble thought came into reality.
 As the founder, Gaurav believes in the immiscible power that early childhood coding beholds to make the kids become the new world’s creator. He strongly feels that this can only be possible by providing the cost-effective quality solution to our future generation. With this he advocates the development of kids coding community, alongside the Aptcoder, so that the learning will continues without any cost. This will help the lads at an early age to see themselves as makers, builders, and creators
For more information : www.aptcoder.com