Board of Directors
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Jagdeep completed his Masters in Computers Engineering (M.Eng.) and continued to work for Nortel Networks for several years before starting his own Real Estate holding company, Perhar Consultants, in 2005. He is currently a broker with Royal Lepage Team Realty and the President and CEO of Multicorp Realty Inc, a property management company managing a real estate portfolio of greater than $50M.
Jagdeep is actively involved in community service and currently serves on the boards of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area (Vice-Chair) and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. He is also a member of the H.M. Tory Society of Carleton University.
Jagdeep is an active supporter of, and regular contributor to, the Ottawa Heart and Stroke foundation, Shelter foundation, the Ottawa Sikh Society, the Liver foundation, the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). He is also a lifetime Patron of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
His community service and dedication to society has made him a proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada, the Caring Canadian medal by the Governor General of Canada, the Knight, Order of St. George medal and the Lifetime award of excellence from Royal Lepage.
Harpreet has been working with one of the major financial institutions within Canada-CIBC for last several years. He has held numerous positions within CIBC which included working as Business Advisor, Senior Business Advisor, Financial Advisor-Business Banking, Mortgage advisor and currently working as Area Sales Manager. Harpreet holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Control from Panjab University in India. He also completed few certification courses within Canada which include, CSC, CPH, PFP, WME. He holds FMA (Financial Management Advisor) and RRC (Registered Retirement Consultant) designations as well. Harpreet brings with him excellent leadership qualities, sound financial knowledge backed duly by both his education and experience.
Harpreet has been involved on volunteer basis with numerous community related events and causes for past many years.
Lakhwinder S. Saran
Lakhwinder is a versatile, deadline-driven and focused individual offering proficiency in small business development, operations, resource allocations, strategic planning, P&L and contract management. Prior to venturing into business sector, he has worked in telecommunication industry for 14 years. His technical experience includes software development/verification for large voice/data networks and IT solutions for small business. He has also served on Ottawa Sikh Society, a charitable organization’s Board of Directors as a treasurer. Lakhwinder holds undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria, BC. Lakhwinder is also an avid golf player who enjoys the game rain or shine.
Sanjay Bhasin, B.Eng., CIM®
Sanjay is the Founder & President of HighLifeWorth™ Wealth Management/HollisWealth. Sanjay holds Chartered Investment Manager designation and has been providing Portfolio Management & Wealth Management services to individuals and corporations for more than 16 years. Sanjay also holds Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the PEC University of Technology (India).
Sanjay has volunteered at various local charities and served on the ICOBC board from 2009 to 2012. He is also a proud recipient of The Ontario Volunteer Service Award.
Balwinderjit is a man of motivation, dedication, and results. He constantly and consistently strives for excellence in both his personal and professional life. A highly qualified individual with more than 25 years of experience in Aerospace and Telecommunication industry, Balwinderjit holds degrees in Masters of Engineering, Masters of Business Administration (Marketing), and Bachelor of Laws.
Balwinderjit is currently working as Account Executive, Business Development, Asia, Australia & New Zealand at MDS Aero Support Corporation which is a world class supplier of test facilities for aviation, marine and industrial gas turbine engines. He has volunteered as a guest lecturer at Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and is an active participant in various business initiatives led by various Business Chambers. He is also a very active member of the local Ottawa community. He served the Ottawa Sikh Society Punjabi Language School for over 8 years including three years as the Chair of the school, and is an ongoing volunteer in the Ottawa Catholic School Board International Languages Program creating various confidence building opportunities for hundreds of kids.
Balwinderjit is also actively involved in several other community programs like Ottawa Food Bank, Flood Relief and Charity Fundraisers for multiple hospitals. Balwinderjit recently received Nepean’s Canada 150th Anniversary Medal for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Having affected people all around the community, of all ages, as well as the business he works in, he is an individual of enviable work ethic and skill.
Kamal Dhanoa is a serial entrepreneur, who has worked in the area of business development for a number of diverse industries such as home health care, business marketing, home decor/design and tech.
She is also the founder of tech startup Adsaki, an incredibly smart and innovative app that will change the way Marketing Professionals and Business Owners source advertising opportunities around the world.
Kamal holds a degree (BSc.) in Computer Science and has worked for both private industry and the public sector having managed Fortune 50 clients such as Mercer, AMEX, etc. and has also contributed to agencies such as the World Trade Centre Edmonton, RCMP and Public Safety Canada.
She has always been a strategist and process improvement enthusiast which has led her to achieve great success in the area of scaling business growth and early stage business development.
“I have worked on a number of startups from Health Care, Marketing, Home Decor/Design and Tech- I was able to grow these concepts from ground up, creating market presence and brand, forming strategic partnerships translating into sales (including sourcing a 1.4$ million contract), and always finding new innovative opportunities in between (including conceiving an innovative health care app that caught the interest/followup of one of the largest medical suppliers here in Canada). Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Sales is what I do!”
Kamal Dhanoa has won several awards for her work, recently a panelist at Carleton University for the global Technovation initiative and her startup Adsaki was successfully selected into the Alonquin College Applied Research and Innovation program.
She is a Fitness enthusiast (Muay Thai, BJJ, runner and strength trainer) and passionate towards the greater good- helping others whenever she can. Connect for your domestic/global business development interests and/or entrepreneurship inquiries.
Ravinder Tumber, Director
Ravinder Tumber, originally from the Punjab region of India came to Canada in 1988 and settled in Toronto. Ravinder completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Government College at Ludhiana, Punjab, India in 1982 and M.A (Master of Arts, Economics) from Punjab University, Chandigarh India in 1984. Ravinder and his wife Gurdev moved to Ottawa in 1990.
Ravinder and his wife have a passion for cooking which led them to open their own restaurant “Host India “at 622 Montreal Road in 2002. Over the years with their hard work it has achieved remarkable results; notably: Restaurant of the Year Award for 2015 presented by Orléans Chamber of Commerce. They have 4 children; Reema, Sharandeep, Amandeep and Harmanjot who are very supportive and proud of their parent’s success.
Ravinder is also a member of the ICOBC (Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber) Marketing, Sponsorship and External Relations Committee and Vice President of the Punjabi Cultural Association. Ravinder is heavily involved in Life Lessons Foundation.
Ravinder is Chairman of the Breakfast Committee and a Member of the Economic Development Committee.