Chair: – Dr. Pradeep Merchant
Dr. Pradeep Merchant is a well-known and respected individual in the Indo-Canadian community and in the City of Ottawa. Currently, he is the Site Chief of the Division of Neonatology at the Civic Campus and Assistant Professor in Dept. of Paediatrics at University of Ottawa.
He has played an active role in building strong professional and business organization in Ottawa. He has been an extremely successful Chair of the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC) for the years 2010-2012. Dr. Merchant has worked tirelessly with the private and political sectors to improve educational, economical and cultural ties between India and Canada. He has volunteered and contributed actively too many think tank discussions at various provincial and federal level and round table meetings to enhance the understanding and relationship between the two great parliamentary democracies. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of India Canada Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.
He has been instrumental in developing and a current CO-Chair of the “Canada-India Center for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy” in Ottawa at the Carleton University.
He has been appointed to the Board of Governors for the Carleton University for term of three years starting 2013-2016.
He served on the Advisory Board of the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa. The council brought Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Nation’s Capital at the Carleton University. He served on the Board of Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation as an active community representative in helping health care institutions. Dr. Merchant received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding Canadians in 2013 from Governor General of Canada. Dr. Merchant serves on the board of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation since 2015.
Dr. Merchant has been appointed as an Advisor to the ICOBC In 2017.