ICCC Weekly Newsletter 28 June 2021
Greetings on a warm summer day!
I hope you have taken your second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. If you haven’t, now is the time to do so. The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the quicker we will be ready to restart our economies. The world needs to reopen, and soon. So folks, let’s not wait any longer, let’s get vaccinated right now.
It has been nearly a month since I have taken charge of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce as its President. I am proud to be at the helm of an institution that has served the Indo-Canadian business and professional communities for more than four decades.
In setting priorities and working on specific tasks as the President of the ICCC, I will be guided by the twin mandates of our Chamber: foster bilateral trade and investment relations between Canada and India, and create business and professional opportunities for our members.
I have had the privilege of being on the board of our Chamber since 2017, and am, in fact, the senior-most board member on the current board.
Having served the Chamber’s members, stakeholders and sponsors as a board member for four years has given me unique insights about matters that are of great significance to our Chamber’s functioning. These include strict adherence to governance norms and enhancing the Chamber’s footprint across Canada and in India.
With the cooperation of my colleagues on the board, I am planning to bring about fundamental modification in our operations, where the primary focus will be on adherence to governance norms as stipulated by our Chamber’s bylaws and by Canada’s Not for Profit Corporations Act.
Simultaneously, I will be focusing on enhancing our membership and expanding our Chamber’s footprint by reviving our councils across Canada. Next month, we will be relaunching our India Chapter.
On the anvil is a reconstitution of our committees. Our board has unanimously decided that in addition to the committees already formed, we will also be introducing new, sector-based committees and inviting professionals and individuals with the requisite expertise to lead these committees; we are also inviting such individuals to become members of our…