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ADVISORY BOARD 2023-24
Kam Rathee, Chair - Advisory Board
President and CEO, Rathee and Associates, Inc.
Kam Rathee is a leading authority on Canada – India business relations, a prominent and successful consultant in the Canada – India business corridor. His consultancy, Rathee and Associates, Inc., (2001 – 2004, 2021 – current), assists Indian companies do business in Canada and Canadian Companies do business in India. His professional career spans several decades, including having served as Special Adviser – India, with Canada’s leading law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP, (2008 – 2020), Executive Director, President (2004 – 2008) and Vice -Chairman (2016 -2023) of Canada-India Business Council, and concurrently Founder and Vice-Chairman of Canada-India Education Council (2007 – 2016). As a top legal executive of Canada Life (1988-2000), Kam was counsel, group insurance operations and later senior international counsel, setting up the company’s operations in India, Brazil, and China. From 1983 to 1988, he relocated to India, conducting a successful Indian and international practice of law, a practice, and Supreme Court bar membership, he continues to maintain. This, together with a leadership role for Canada Life in India (1995 – 2000), gave him unmatched experience and widespread contacts in India. Earlier, Kam was a senior in-house counsel for Crown Life in Toronto (1970 – 1983). All through out his career, he has served on several corporate and non-profit boards. As a result of his business, legal and social accomplishments, in Canada and India, Kam has acquired a unique international persona that enables him to assist clients with their business needs globally.
David Agnew
President, Seneca polytechnic
David Agnew is Seneca's fifth and current president, assuming the position in 2009. Prior to joining Seneca, he held leadership positions in public, private and non-profit sectors, including as Secretary to the Cabinet in the Ontario Government, Principal Secretary to the Premier, President/CEO of UNICEF Canada, Principal at Digital 4Sight, Executive Vice-President and Corporate Secretary for the Credit Union Central of Ontario and Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.
Joseph Savier
President and CEO, SBI Canada Bank
Joseph S. Savier, is President & CEO of SBI Canada Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Bank of India (SBI), a Fortune Global 500 company. Digitally savvy leader with international experience of over three decades in Canada, USA, India and Panama in consumer banking, commercial banking, international banking, treasury, technology, risk management and HR. As CFO & Corporate Secretary, State Bank of India (California), during the great recession, he helped the bank navigate in an increasingly challenging regulatory environment. In India, he managed SBI’s relationship with the treasuries of its corporate clients and foreign investors assisted by a team of over 70 Relationship Managers. He was part of the team that designed and executed ‘Parivartan’ and ‘Aarohan’, two landmark HR initiatives which impacted over 200K employees of SBI.He has an MBA from Anna University Chennai and a diploma in International Banking and Finance. He is also a certified Corporate Director and has completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management.
Vikash Sharma
President and CEO, ICICI Bank Canada
Mr. Vikash Sharma is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Canada. Mr. Sharma has around 25 years of experience in India and internationally with expertise in retail banking, small and medium enterprise banking, corporate banking, trade finance, private banking, financial institution relationships and treasury management at senior leadership positions in India, South-East Asia, the Middle East & Africa and North America. Most recently, Mr. Sharma was the ICICI Group Business Head for the Odisha, Chhattisgarth, Bihar and Jharkhand states in India, responsible for developing and executing business strategies and providing holistic banking services to customers in those regions.  He spent 11 years as the ICICI Group Regional Head for the Middle East and Africa, managing all aspects of the Group’s corporate, private banking and NRI businesses in the region and expanding the Group’s footprint in this large and growing area.  Mr. Sharma has also been ICICI Group’s Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking in Southeast Asia while working out of Singapore and was Chief Manager of the International Financial Institutions Group at the ICICI Head Office in Mumbai. Mr. Sharma holds a degree in Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, where he was ranked third at the national level and was awarded for writing the best paper in Advanced Accounting.  He also holds a degree in Cost Accountancy from the Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India, Kolkata, where he was ranked seventh at the national level. 

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