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MANDEEP GREWAL: Chair

Mandeep is the Founder & Managing Partner of Lakeshore Human Capital Inc., an executive search and talent management firm.  Mandeep has over fifteen years’ experience in the business.  He has previously held Partner level roles with both global and boutique firms.  Over the course of his career, Mandeep has successfully completed searches and advised clients in the banking, insurance, real estate, private equity and infrastructure sectors. 
Mandeep holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and an MBA from York University.  Mandeep is involved in several causes including his work with Indus Community Services.   

Board Member since June 19th, 2014. Mandeep was the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015-2016 and has been the Chair of the Board of Directors of Indus since 2016.

VARINDER SEMBHI: Vice-Chair

Varinder is a Partner at Xodiac Inc, a digital transformation consulting firm and founder at BI Vu Cloud consulting. He is an experienced executive consultant specializing in data consulting, data strategy and Cloud computing. He has led teams in global companies such as Accenture, Bell, FIS, Manulife financial, RSA and RBC in various capacities. 

Varinder is an engineer with an executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Varinder has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, United Way, old age homes and has served as an executive board member of the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin 

Board Member since June 23rd, 2016. Varinder was the Secretary of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018 and has been the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Indus since 2018

AMIT GOYAL: Treasurer

Amit is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in the financial services industry both in India and Canada. He joined SBI Canada Bank, subsidiary of State Bank of India, in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Subsequently he got additional responsibility of Treasury and was also appointed Chair of the Asset-Liability Committee (ALCO) of the bank.

Prior to joining SBI Canada, Amit worked with many international banks like Citco Bank, Dundee Bank, ICICI Bank and Deutsche Bank; and held progressively senior positions. Amit is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) from Canada and India; and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Colorado, USA.

Amit is actively involved with the community and voluntarily serves on the Board of Not-For-Profit Agarwals Based in Canada (ABC). Until recently, he was also on the Board of the Toronto Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) where he led the Chapter as Chair during 2014-15.

Board Member since June 28th, 2018. At present he is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Indus for 2018-2019

PARUL VORA: Secretary

As Senior Director, Cards, Parul is responsible for the end to end retail cards business for RBC.

Parul was previously Senior Director, Retail Rewards, e-commerce and Customer Engagement where she was responsible for providing strategic direction for RBC Rewards.  Parul joined the RBC in 2007 as Director, Wealth Products, RBC Insurance and moved into the role of Head, Wealth Products in 2012.  In this role, Parul led a team that was passionate about providing clients with simple and sustainable investment and income solutions. Prior to this, Parul was part of a Graduate Leadership Program at Manulife Financial.

Parul has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business. She also holds a professional accounting designation (CPA/CMA).

Board Member since June 22nd, 2017. Parul was the Secretary-Acting Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Indus from July 2018 till Sept 2018.  At present she is the Secretary on the Board of Directors.

ELISABETH CATALANO-BON

Elisabeth is a Registered Social Worker with the Region of Peel in the Seniors Services Division; Community Support Services in the Health Services Department. With over 19 years’ experience in Long Term Care and the Community sector, Elisabeth held positions as social worker, marketing manager, volunteer coordinator and social work consultant.  A committed advocate, Elisabeth collaborates in developing partnerships that enhance, strengthen and support “the voice” of caregivers, families and seniors in the community through reflective therapeutic practices. Very passionate about creating a collective impact, Elisabeth contributed to an article published in the Long Term Care magazine and has also published an article in the Senior Care Canada magazine. 

Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Certificate in Gerontology from Ryerson University, has been registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 2000 and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago, USA. In 2003, Elisabeth received her certificate in Leadership Skills Management through the Ontario Management Development Program (OMDP) as well as a certificate in The Management of Volunteers and Palliative Care. In 2015, she completed the Advanced System Leadership Program with the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management through the CWLHIN.

Board Member since June 22nd, 2017.

MALA DORAI

Mala Dorai is a Product Manager with University Health Network Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. She has global experience public health, mental health and data analytics and has previously worked with the World Health Organization, Health Quality Ontario and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Throughout her career, Mala has taken on various roles as an entrepreneur, epidemiologist, statistician and case manager. She also has over seven years of research experience in psychology and has volunteered with the Geneva Centre for Autism and the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre. In January 2017, Mala was named one of 25 leading professionals creating social impact in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area through the Civic Action Leadership Foundation. Through her experiences, Mala has well-developed analytical, communication and leadership skills.
Mala holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from Columbia University and a

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience from the University of California, in San Diego.

Board Member since June 22nd, 2017.        

BALBIR SOHI

Balbir Sohi has been working in the dental industry since 2002. She believes in giving back to the community and founded “My Dream Smile “, a non-profit organization that not only creates awareness about oral health and its impact on overall health, but also strives to help the less fortunate.

She is an educator, an activist and believes in sharing knowledge, which led her to start a TV show called “Health talk with Balbir”. This show focuses on health education; demonstrating her advocacy of awareness and oral health education.

Balbir is a recipient of many awards and appreciations such as, Woman Hero Award, Woman Achiever Canada 2015 and has been recognized by organizations sharing rich traditions. She also volunteers with many organizations such as Indus Community Services, PCHS, Peel Regional Police Race against Racism. Balbir is a member in good standing of Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA), Ontario Dental Hygiene Association (ODHA). She is also an active member of organizations such as Brampton Board of Trade (BBOT) and Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC).    

Board Member since June 22nd, 2017.

RICHA ARORA

Richa is a leader in the People & Change Advisory services at KPMG; where she is responsible for helping organizations manage people and change through transformation programs. She has extensive experience working with senior leadership in developing a strategic vision and aligning it to their current and future talent, processes and technology. In her current role, she also acts as an advisor to organizations on the impact of digital disruption in the workplace, helping them prepare for the future of work.

Richa has spent over 15 years working with multinational organizations supporting strategic initiatives in Talent, HR Technology & Analytics, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Development, Vendor Management and Global Mobility. Prior to her advisory role, Richa led the Talent Acquisition Strategy for HSBC Bank, where she led the enterprise strategy resulting in transformation of the Talent Acquisition function.

In her prior experience, she has served on the management team of a community organization helping with community outreach, marketing and organizing events.

Board Member since June 28th, 2018

SONIA DUPTE

As Associate Director, Corporate Partnership, Sonia is a senior member of the Philanthropy Team at Trillium Health Partners Foundation.  She is responsible for leading the corporate engagement strategy for the organization. Sonia has over 15 years of experience as a fundraising executive with international and community development organizations such as Marie Stopes International (UK) and United Way (Toronto and Peel).  Over the course of her career, Sonia has successfully created measurable impact in various organizations by leading revenue generating initiatives, building high performing teams, engaging senior stakeholders and leveraging senior volunteers support.

Sonia holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Karachi University. She is a community member and lives in Mississauga with her husband and two children. Sonia is actively involved in the community including her work with the Mississauga Board of Trade’s Women in Leadership committee.

Board Member since June 28th, 2018

SREYA ROY

Sreya is a labour and employment lawyer at Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP. Her practice includes litigation, investigations, training, as well as HR advisory services. Sreya is a passionate advocate and gets tremendous satisfaction from helping her clients improve their workplaces.

Prior to her legal career, Sreya worked in the non-profit sector, as a Community Developer, a Project Coordinator for an organization aimed at supporting victims of human-trafficking, and as a collective member at a Sexual Assault Support Centre.

Sreya has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Windsor, a Master of Arts in Legal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours from Carleton University. She was called to the Ontario Bar and is a member of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the South Asian Bar Association.

Board Member since June 28th, 2018