Mr. Kanwar Dhanjal

Kanwar Dhanjal is a technocrat with more than 25 years’ experience in the instrumentation and automation services sector. He is founder of Just Instruments Inc., which serves the process control industry. He has been associated with the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) for nearly a decade and has risen from the ranks of ordinary membership to become the Chamber’s President in 2017. Mr. Dhanjal has been a director responsible for the Trade and SME portfolios in 2015-16, and the Trade and Affinity portfolio in 2016-17; prior to that he was the Chair of ICCC’s Energy Committee for two years, and the Chair of the Annual Gala committee in 2015. Mr. Dhanjal is a keen community leader and is associated with the Rotary Club of Brampton he is the Chair of the International Trade Committee of Brampton Board of Trade. 

Ms. Devika Penekelapati
Corporate Secretary & Vice President Sponsorship

Devika Penekelapati is a founder and Managing Partner of Borders Law Firm, a boutique immigration law firm in Toronto. She has extensive experience of Canadian immigration law and specializes in assisting multinational corporations with all of their cross-border matters. Her clients include leading companies in the technology, finance, mining, and pharmaceutical industries. She is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Citizenship & Immigration Law.


Mr. Nareshkumar Chavda

Vice President – Government Relations & Membership

Nareshkumar Chavda is President of Globayan Immigration Corporation. Practicing Immigration Law as an Immigration Consultant & Commissioner of Oath-Ontario. Dealing with many diplomatic missions abroad including High Commission & Consulate offices of various countries part of his professional practice. He is Vice President and Director – Government Relations Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), Canada for the year 2017 – 2018. Director and General Secretary of NAIC (National Alliance of Indo-Canadian), organized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Community Outreach Event at Toronto, Canada on April 15, 2015, attended by Canadian PM, Stephen Harper and members of 300 organizations across Canada with total attendance of 10k. He was Invited to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) March 29, 2016, & January 8, 2017, as Guest Speaker on the topic of Pre-citizenship surrender certificate enhancement and preservation of OCI smart card. His Education Qualifications: RCIC, B.E.,PGDHRM, MBA, LL.B ( Two Gold Medals ) LL.M

Mr. Pramod Goyal

Vice President – Finance

Pramod Goyal is a business strategist and a highly experienced management consultant with over 30 years of experience in founding, managing, and advising growth companies, including strategy consulting, corporate finance, audit, and governance; private equity transactions and venture capital; commercial due-diligence and strategic business relationships. He is currently the SVP and CEO of Canada-wide Financial Corporation Limited, a business advisory, and management consulting firm. In the past, he has held senior roles at Investco, Royal Bank, Scotiabank and Acer Telecom. He holds a Bachelor of Science, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Internal Audit from University of Delhi, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern and York Universities. He is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He served on several professional, private and non-profit boards, and committees of various organizations.

Mr. Abubakkar Noohujohn
Vice President – Events, Affinity, Business Development & Council Affairs

Abu Becker is VP – Affinity Programs, Business Development & Council Affairs ICCC, CEO of Nrich Group and President of Airbond Travel. He has been appointed as the Canadian representative of the SFO Technologies and NEST Group of India. Abu has led five Indo Canada Trade Mission alongside Prime Minister,  Mayors, Ministers, Policy Makers and Entrepreneurs. Abu worked closely with South Asian, Middle East and African communities in Canada have jointly raised over a million dollars for the Muslim Friends of Osler. Abu is current President of the South Asian Canadian Health Services (SACHS) and founding member of the Brampton and Regional Islamic Centre (BARIC). Abu’s vision is to create jobs in Canada, help and educate the less fortunate around the globe. As Multi-Cultural Ambassador with World Vision Canada, he assisted in providing support for the Chennai Flood Relief Campaign. Abu believes in cultivating the leaders of tomorrow and has been appointed as a business mentor at W Booth School of Engineering in McMaster University. He strongly adheres to his slogan – Learn, Earn, Return.

Mr. Sanjay Brahmbhatt
Director – International Trade, Mining & Energy

Sanjay Brahmbhatt is a small entrepreneur with over 20 year experience in the field of Business Development, Sales and marketing in India, Dubai (UAE) and Canada. Professionally qualified in Sales & Marketing field, Mr. Brahmbhatt is the founder of Range Enterprise, a creative promotional product agency catering to SME, Corporate and Professional arena. Prior to entrepreneurship, he worked with ADT Canada Securities, and was nominated to ‘President Club Excellence’ award for superlative performance and achievement in sales. He has been involved with the ICCC as the chair of SME Committee. He was awarded Outstanding Volunteer by the ICCC for 2015-16.

Mr. Pranav Patel

Director – Membership & YPE

Pranav Patel is a practicing barrister, solicitor and notary public, in the jurisdiction of Ontario, and Canadian federal jurisdiction. He enjoys an outstanding reputation in the legal community and has enriched experience in the public and private sectors. He is active with community forums, social service organizations, and is the chair of the Toronto District School Board Council, member of the Law Society Of Upper Canada, member of the advising committee of the City of Toronto, Co-chair-Gujarat Public Affairs Council Of Canada, VIP Delegate ISCON Canada, and more specifically proud to be organizing committee member of National Alliance of Indo Canadians in the most recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Modi with support of Indian High Commission to Canada.


Mr. Sheikh Tauseef

Director – Sponsorship, New Immigrants & Mentorship

Tauseef Sheikh is a seasoned, top-performing banking professional with experience in Global Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Prior to joining HSBC Bank in Canada, he was with HSBC India and part of the start-up team of the NRI (Non-Resident Indian) office in Canada. He was responsible for building a North American platform for providing onshore and offshore banking products with particular focus on cross- border Private Banking services. He is also the Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion with HSBC in Canada. He believes in giving back to the community.


Mr. Rakesh Joshi

Director – Legal Affairs

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. He is on the panels of prestigious print media houses and community organizations in Toronto and GTA as their Legal Advisor/ Member Advisory Board. He is a member of Brampton School Traffic Safety Council. 


Mr. Pradyuman Jhala

Director – SME

Pradyuman Jhala is the President and CEO of SPS Canada Immigration and founder of the SPS Canada Group of Companies that includes SPS Canada Immigration, Student Placement Services Inc., SPS Canada Capital, SPS Canada Asset Corp. and South Asian International Student Association (SAISA). He is an active member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. He has also been appointed as the Commission of Oaths by the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Canada. With over 15 years of experience as a Senior Immigration Practitioner, he handles all immigration-related matters for global clients. 


Mr. Arun Srivastava

Immediate Past President

Arun Srivastava, CPA-CMA, MBA is the CEO & President of Paystation, a Canada wide Payment Technology Company. Paystation is primarily a provider of payment solutions to Canadian Banks and Businesses. Paystation also provides high security solutions for destruction of sensitive data primarily to the Government of Canada. Arun worked in various executive roles before he bought Paystation to become a corporate business owner and subsequently has expanded the business globally. He is founder of Inescalate Corp., provider of cloud based Google for work solutions to the SME market. As a staunch supporter and donor of Trillium Health Partners & other charities, he actively contributed to several boards and community organisations. Arun is the recipient of Planet Africa’s Enterprise Award; Diversity Visionary Star; CIBC’s Mid-Week South Asian Entrepreneur of the Year and Community Service Award.