Naval Bajaj was elected the 25th president of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) at its annual general meeting held in Toronto last week as reported by CanIndia.com. Naval has been associated with the Chamber for the last three years, initially as a director and then as the vice president.
Speaking about his priorities as the new president, Naval said, "Our Chamber is a business organisation that promotes the interests of the Indian community, and we will continue to stay focussed on our mandate of fostering Canada-India bilateral economic relations and promoting the interests of the Indian diaspora in Canada."
"We have evolved a grassroots approach to build our membership, and we will continue on the same path," Naval said, and emphasised that the Chamber's councils in Alberta, British Council, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and one in Ottawa would be revitalised to augment the councils' membership. "As the new president, I'll work hard to meet the expectations of our members."
Three other members were elected to the board of directors. They are: Avi Goel, vice president, Blair Franklin Asset Management Inc; Jagdish Bajaj, president of Tango Kitchen; and Mukesh Bhardwaj, lawyer at Bhardwaj & Associates.