Ms. Roohi Ahmed is Federal Public Servant in International Affairs and former Foreign Policy Liaison for the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. She served as Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Pakistan & Afghanistan Desk Officer in the lead up to the events of 9/11, and serves Chair of India Canada Friendship Circle.
Mr. Saeed Chaudhry, has been a banking and financial professional for over 35 years and has served in several countries with major banks. He is President of CGII and former founder president and CEO of the Prime Commercial Bank in Pakistan. He has pursued extensive post-graduate studies including senior management programs at Harvard University in Boston, Graduate School of Business Studies in London, Long Term Credit Bank in Japan, Korea Development Bank in Seoul. He holds a Masters degree in Administrative and Business Sciences from Punjab University.
Mr. Charles Coffey is former Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Business Development for RBC. His leadership, proven record and reputation earned him an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from Trent University in 2006. He was appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada in 2004.
Dr. Farooque Dawood
Dr. Farooque Dawood is one of the founding members of CPBC. He is a leading Pakistani businessman specializing in the textile, chemical, and electronic industries. He is also a former chair of the William Osler Health Centre. Mr. Dawood has a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Ferry de Kerckhove
Mr. Ferry de Kerckhove, President of Ferry de Kerckhove International Consultants Inc., is former High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan and Ambassador to Indonesia and Egypt. Mr. de Kerckhove is an astute career diplomat with a great command of the political dynamics of the regions where he served. He is a Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Ottawa, Senior Distinguished Research Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, and a member of the Board of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. He also serves on the board of WIND Mobile Canada.
Riaz Hashmi, Hon. Financial Advisor
As Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Greater Toronto Region for Royal Bank of Canada, Riaz heads an industry specialized team of commercial account managers and financing specialists focusing on financing multi-disciplinary real estate assets across Greater Toronto Region, enhancing customer satisfaction and gaining new business while increasing region’s profitability and productivity. He has broad range of experience within the commercial and residential real estate in Ontario, GTR in particular with over 20-year banking experience in Canada, England, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
H.E. Naeem Hassan heads the South Asia Group, a consulting firm. He is a former ambassador and a former Secretary General of SAARC. He has served in many foreign countries and was also co-ordinator for the OIC-UN corporation agreement.
Mr. Ashfaq Hussain is associated with ATN, the largest multicultural television network in Canada. He is a renowned poet and author and recipient of the “Pride of Performance” from the Government of Pakistan.
Mr. Javed Mughal is the Senior Advisor of Operations at VoxTone Communications Inc., an innovative mobile content firm. He has an extensive background in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. For the past 28 years he has been involved in the defence, industrial, and broadcasting technology sectors.
Dr. Shamim Sheikh
Dr. Shamim Sheikh is Professor and Academic Chair of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is an author of over 100 technical papers and has a U.S. patent. He is Member or Chair of several technical and code committees in Canada and the United States. Professor Sheikh has also acted as United Nations’ consultant to many engineering universities in Pakistan.