Board of Directors

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Harpreet Chhabra 

Chair

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.

Ravinder Tumber, Vice-Chair

RavinderTumberRavinder 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.

Sanjay Bhasin, B.Eng., CIM®

Treasurer

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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 19 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.

Tejpreet Dulat

Secretary

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Tejpreet (Tej) Dulat is a versatile and focused individual worked with diverse industries such as Journalism, Production, Online Media & Food Industry.

Prior venturing into Food Industry, he has worked in Journalism and Mass Communications for 12 years. Tej Dulat possesses excellent journalistic Event management & networking skills

He is an active community member and also volunteers for different Non-for-profit organizations in Ottawa & Montreal. Tej Dulat holds a Masters In Journalism & Mass Communications & Interactive Multi-media from Algonquin College Ottawa.

Kamal Dhanoa

Director

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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.

www.adsaki.com
Kdhanoa@adsaki.com 

Balwinderjit Singh

Director

BalwinderjitSinghBalwinderjit 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.

Baljinder (Bally) K. Basi

Director

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Baljinder originally from the U.K emigrated to Canada in 2011. Since then she has successfully
continued with her professional studies in order to continue working in her chosen profession
of Law.

Before being called to the Bar in Canada, Baljinder was a fully qualified solicitor in England, and
is still a member in good standing with Law Society of England & Wales, making her a bi-
jurisdictional lawyer.

Baljinder completed her accreditation in Canada, culminating with articling with Francis
Lawyers, where she proudly joined as an associate in 2019. Her areas of practice are real
estate, wills and estates, and family law/litigation. Her work ethic and integrity ensure that her
client’s interests are protected and that they receive sound legal advice.

She is fully dedicated to helping her clients achieve maximum success with minimum stress and
expenses. Her aim is to provide affordable services to all walks of life. Previously, she worked at
a legal clinic, offering pro bono services for immigration and employment issues. This work
experience allowed her to show her true passion for her work. Furthermore, she was also the
student representative for the Junior Lawyers Division, where she helped budding law students
gain valuable insight into the legal working world, through organizing workshops and guest
speaker events. She has worked within many different sections of the law from private
practice¸ in-house of local government to multi-national corporations.

Being extremely proud of her heritage, Baljinder also actively volunteered for the local
gurdwara during major events and assisted with Punjabi school classes in the U.K and Canada.
She holds an LLB. Hons Degree in Law and is a member of the Ottawa-Charlton Law Association,
the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Societies of England and
Wales and Ontario.

Baljinder is a proud mother of two, and when she is not at the office or spending time with her
family, she is a fitness enthusiast, who also occasionally finds time for baking and Bhangra.

FrancisLawyers.ca
bally@francislawyers.ca

Kameshwar Mishra

Director

KameshwarMishraKamesh is a Chartered Professional Accountant in public practice in Ottawa region. He also holds degree(s) in law and is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. He is Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He was CEO of the largest industrial conglomerate of East Africa and later worked with E&Y and KPMG before joining the largest Trade and Development Bank of Eastern and Southern Africa established under treaty of COMESA. Kamesh’s forte is taxation, forensic accounting, restructuring and rehabilitation.
Kamesh is also Past Assistant Governor of RI Dist.9200 and held other positions in Rotary. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Foundation. Kamesh is also an author and recently published his first Poetry collection titled “Adhar ke Kan”.