MANDEEP GREWAL: CHAIR
Mandeep is a Senior Partner with Rosenzweig & Company Inc., a global executive search and talent management firm based in Toronto. Mandeep has over fifteen years’ experience in the executive search business. He was previously a Partner with Korn/Ferry International. 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 other causes including his work with Indus Community Services.
Mandeep was the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015-2016 and he is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Indus for 2016-2017.
VARINDER SEMBHI: VICE – CHAIR
Varinder is an engineer with an executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a business intelligence professional with 16+ years of experience in management and information management with global companies.
He 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
PARUL VORA: SECRETARY – TREASURER
As Senior Director, Cards, Parul is responsible for managing and providing strategic direction to the retail credit cards business at RBC.
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).
Elisabeth is a Registered Social Worker with the Region of Peel in the Seniors Services Division – Community Support Services; Health Services Department. With over eighteen 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 her reflective therapeutic practices.
Elisabeth graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Social Work and Certificate in Gerontology in 1998. She holds a certificate in The Management of Volunteers and Leadership Skills Management through the Ontario Management Development Program (OMDP) in 2003. In 2015, Elisabeth completed the Advanced System Leadership Program with the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management through the CWLHIN. She holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago.
Mala Dorai is a healthcare consultant with Deloitte Canada LLP. 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 CivicAction 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
GURPREET MALHOTRA: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Gurpreet S. Malhotra has been a professional in Human Services for over 28 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Indus Community Services, which is a leading provider of culturally appropriate community, and health services. The agency has six locations and a dedicated staff complement of over a hundred.
Preceding that he was the principal of his own consultancy and worked at the Region of Peel as the Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Partnerships in the Human Services Department. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to two Cabinet Ministers at the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, where he was actively involved with the creation of the Ontario Child Benefit.
Gurpreet has more than a decade of experience as a Professor and Program Coordinator of the innovative Community Development Diploma Program at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning where he also served as a Human Rights Advisor. He also holds two degrees in Public Policy and Administration.