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 BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2022-2023
Arvind Bhardwaj
President
 

Arvind Bhardwaj is CEO Go Brands Communications. He is a former Vice President and Director of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Arvind is a sales and marketing professional with over two decades of proven track-record in media and retail sales.

He has expertise in human resources, performance-oriented team building and training in media sales and retail sales and operations.


Contact: president@iccconline.org

Bhavik Parikh
Corporate Secretary

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 masters degree in Information Systems engineering from University of Manchester.

Contact: cs@iccconline.org

Sheelu Sharma
Vice President - Membership


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 nonprofit organizations.


Contact: membership@iccconline.org

Murarilal Thapliyal
Vice President - Global Trade and Government Affairs
 

Murarilal Thapliyal is a Managing Partner of Thapliyal & Rai Law Firm, a boutique law firm in Brampton, ON. He was called to the bar in 2007. As a renowned lawyer, he prides himself in serving the needs of the people and communities in the Greater Toronto Area for over a decade. He has worked for the cause of vulnerable seniors, women, and at-risk youth.

As a sports enthusiast, Mr. Thapliyal devotes resources to promote various sports specially cricket. He is the Founder and President of UK Warriors Cricket Club Canada as well as President of Canadian School of Cricket, Canada. He is pioneer lawyer for Global T20 (GT20) in Canada. Mr. Thapliyal is at the forefront of many volunteering groups and donation    campaigns by being the President of the THAPLIYAL FOUNDATION CANADA.


Contact: trade@iccconline.org

Sanjay Kulkarni
Vice President - Startups, Finance and Strategy
 

Sanjay Kulkarni is the CEO and President of Sankul Enterprises Inc., a boutique firm providing CFO services and business value advice to small and medium sized companies. He is a Vice President and Director of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Sanjay is a CA(I), CS(I), CMA, CPA, CFA and Chartered Director. With years of experience as a CFO of medium-sized enterprises, Sanjay is a problem-solving leader with the ability to effect change by formulating strategy and business models, business analytics, optimizing capital structure, in-depth business valuations and by identifying/resolving critical issues.


Contact: finance@iccconline.org

Rakesh Joshi
Director - Legal
 

Rakesh Joshi is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a practicing lawyer in Toronto.  He is member of Canadian Bar Association and Director of Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers. Engaged mainly in Real Estate Law and Corporate Law, Rakesh has handled a high volume of transactions successfully to the utmost satisfaction of his clients.

He was decorated with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Contact: legal@iccconline.org

Vikas Sharma
Director - SME

Since 2006, Vikas has been the President and Owner of a post-industrial plastics recycling company in Toronto, Canada. The firm specializes in trading a wide variety of secondary fiber, post-industrial plastics and raw material to build the efficiency and profitability of its customers recycling operations. Vikas has significant experience in international trade and over the last two decades, Vikas has exported to China, India, Vietnam, Mexico and  the USA. He specialises in India and North America trade.

Vikas is the President and Founder of the Care4Cause Foundation, which offers dignity, compassion and respect to individuals suffering poverty and unfortunate circumstances. Vikas joined the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation in 2019 as Director and worked on expanding its Christmas Miracle on Main Street toy drive charity event to Brampton.

Contact:  sme@iccconline.org

Chirag Shah
Director - IT and Council
 

Chirag Shah, a young technocrat who has rapidly scaled peaks of technological achievements by constantly striving to serve clients beyond their expectations. His company, SUBHTECH SOLUTIONS INC., focuses on adopting innovative approaches to clients’ needs. Chirag is actively involved in advising high net worth individuals and businesses in Canada and India through his boutique consulting and advisory service VAYAM MANTU ADVISORS INC.  

A firm believer in giving back to the Canadian society, and to the Indo-Canadian community, Chirag strives to work towards positive transformation for a number of not-for-profit organizations.

Contact: itc@iccconline.org

Prashant Srivastava

Nominated Director








Prashant is a leader in the international education sector with over seventeen years of experience in international business development. Prashant has worked in the field of international education in the US, Canada, and India. Prashant has been working at Seneca, since June 2014, and was appointed in July 2018, as a Director Business Development, to lead Seneca’s student recruitment and business development in South Asia. Prashant came to Canada as an international student in 2003, after graduation, Prashant started working for Vancouver Island University (VIU). Prashant has worked at New York Institute of Technology and University of California.


He has delivered presentations in several international conferences on Indian Education System, Canadian Education, Ontario College System and participated panel discussions on International Education, Entrepreneurship and Skills Development. He works closely with Indian and Canadian Government in organizing international training programs of Indian Civil Servants in Canada. In his free time Prashant volunteers with Canadian business chambers, international trade associations, and Indo-Canadian community organizations in deepening Canada’s international relations.

Virender Rathi

Nominated Director

Virender Rathi is a versatile lawyer, specializes in Immigration and Real Estate. Virender graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association and CASAL.


He is strongly committed to community and actively involved in many NFP’s including ICCC.




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