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Pranav Patel Elected – ICCC’s 30th President 

Committed for Engaging Members 

Mr. Pranav Patel was unanimously elected the 30th President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Thursday, September 27, 2018, by his colleagues on board. The elections were conducted online and recorded an unprecedented 75 percent participation from the Chamber’s members. 

Mr. Patel is one of the youngest president ever. Mr. Patel is a practicing barrister, solicitor and notary public, having outstanding reputation in community at large with enriched experience in public and private sector. He is actively involved with community forums, professional, business & social service organizations, Toronto District School Board, Law Society of Ontario, City of Toronto, and bilateral trade relations at international level.

Mr. Patel speaking about his priorities after becoming the President, said he would endeavour to encourage his team of directors to engage our members and stakeholder. He also said that he would like to take the ICCC to new heights and will enhance the membership of the Chamber.  

From L to R: Abu Becker, Pranav Patel, Sunita Vyas, Devika Penekelapati, Pramod Goyal, Chirag Shah

Ms. Devika Penekelapati was re-elected on the board for another two years. Additionally three new directors have also been elected to the board for the first time including Mr. Rakesh Joshi, Mr. Chirag Shah and Ms. Sunita Vyas. The remaining directors, who are currently in the middle of their two-year term, are Mr. Abu Becker, Mr. Pramod Goyal and Mr. Tauseef Sheikh. 

The AGM was attended by over 150 members, a majority of whom participated in a lively discussion on all the agenda items  including an update on sale of the building by the Corporate Secretary, and a report by the Chamber’s audit committee chair Mr. Imtiaz Seyid.

Ms. Penekelapati, the Corporate Secretary, initiated the meeting and then handed over the proceedings to the chair, Mr. Ajit Someshwar, a former President of the ICCC. Mr. Sanjay Makkar, Past President of the Chamber, oversaw the ballot counting online and declared the results.

Altogether 8 candidates had contested elections for the four vacancies on the board. A number of past presidents, vice presidents, and board members participated in the meeting.

Mr. Kanwar Dhanjal, the outgoing President, thanked his board for making his tenure memorable. 

Members at AGM 2018

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