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Annual General Meeting

Time : 6:00 PM

Dated : Thursday, 29 September 2022.

Venue : 924, The East Mall, Etobicoke ON M9B 6K1


1.     Call to order

2.     Approval of Minutes of the last AGM held virtually in October 2021 (Download

3.     President’s Message and Board Report

4.     Auditor’s Report and Approval of Financial Statements (Download)

5.     Appointment of Auditor and Authorization of Board to fix Auditor’s remuneration

6.     Election of Directors (see note below)

7.     Any other business with approval of Chair

8.     Meeting concluded

Voting Eligibility

  • Members in good standing as of 29 June 2022 by 5:00 PM and remaining so until the date of the AGM will be entitled to attend and vote at the AGM.
  • Members whose names appear on the Chamber’s accounts receivable list as on 30 September 2022 shall be ineligible to vote.

Note on Directors’ election

  • The Board of the Chamber consists of nine (9) elected Directors.
  • The term of office of the elected Directors is two (2) years.
  • An elected Director may hold the position for a maximum of two (2) terms (four years) if he/she is re-elected at the end of the first term.
  • For the 2022 AGM, there are two (2) vacant positions on the Board due to completion of 2 years term:

Seven (7) board members are in the middle of their first two-year term and are eligible to continue till the 2023 AGM.

  • Arvind Bhardwaj
  • Chirag Shah
  • Rakesh Joshi
  • Vikas Sharma
  • Sanjay Kulkarni
  • Murarilal Thapliyal
  • Ripudaman Singh Dhillon

Virender Rathi & Bhavik Parikh has completed their two years term (out of four years) on the board and retires as a board member at the AGM.

It may be recalled that for the 2022 elections, the Nomination Committee was appointed in August 2022. It comprises the following members:

  • Sanjeev Malik (Chair)
  • Praveen Verma
  • Baljeet Kaliravna
  • Arvind Bhardwaj (Board Executive representative)

The nomination committee approved of the following candidates as eligible to contest the 2022 elections to the board.

1.     Bhavik Parikh

2.     Sheelu Sharma

3.     Nayan Brambhatt

4.     Mukesh Narula

Anthony Peter is the Returning Officer for the election.

Please ignore the email sent on September 20th, 2022, with a small clerical error in the names of Nomination Committee.

Keshav Agnihotri will chair the AGM.

Profiles of Candidates contesting Board Elections

Bhavik Parikh is an innovative technologist, data architecture and researcher who has worked with multiple fortune 500 companies and provided B2C, B2B and B2G solutions. He serves on various non for profit boards across Canada, USA and India. He has worked in various business domains including human resource, finance, space, health, pharmaceutical and education. Bhavik has a bachelor degree in Business Community Enterprise and Information Technology from University of Liverpool and master’s degree in Information Systems engineering from University of Manchester.

Sheelu Sharma is Senior Manager at Laksh Law Professional Corporation, a law firm dealing with Immigration, real estate, and civil litigation. Her global experience includes working at consulate general of India at Dubai and being the Director of Falcon Marketing and Management Consultancies in Dubai and Falcon trading company at Sharjah. Sheelu has pursued fashion designing, modelling, and acting, and has been involved in social event planning. Since then, she has actively contributed to various social and cultural welfare activities through non-profit organizations.

Mukesh Narula, is a Director with GS Holding who are the owners of Global T 20 Cricket in Canada. He is also working as Head of their Cricket Operations. Apart from this, He is working as a Broker with Realbiz Realty Inc. he came from Baroda - India where he was working in Reliance Industries as GM- Corporate Social responsibility. His role involved Rural development, Corporate Communications and Public Relations. He worked with IPCL and RIL for over 20 Years in Baroda.

Nayan Brahmbhatt is an experienced Mortgage Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Sales, Sales Management, Insurance, Business Relationship Management, and Business Development. Strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Commerce with double graduation in law. At the ICCC, Nayan has been a member of the Mentoring Group and member of the SME committee.

Voting process

To allow free and fair elections, the Chamber conducts elections using an electronic voting platform, Simply Voting (www.simplyvoting.com).

Eligible voters will receive an email with electronic voting instructions, prior to Monday, 26 September 2022, which is the date on which voting begins.

The voting schedule is as follows:

Voting opens: Monday 26 September 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Voting closes: Thursday  29 September at 3:30 p.m.

“Errors and omissions excepted" (E&OE)

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