Yezdi Pavri is new Chair of Canada-India Business Council
Yezdi Pavri Is New Chair Of The Canada-India Business Council
Toronto: Yezdi Pavri, retired Vice Chairman of Deloitte Canada has assumed office as the Chairman of The Canada India Business Council (C-IBC) effective September 15.
Pavri succeeds Don Stewart, the former CEO of Sun Life Financial, who has served in this role with distinction for the past two years.
Pavri is recognized for his strategic business acumen and vision. He was a member of Deloitte’s national Management Committee and Client Council, and was the Managing Partner of the Toronto practice. He both founded and led Deloitte’s national Enterprise Risk Services practice and was a founding member of the global firm’s India Steering Committee.
“The Council has benefited immensely from Don Stewart’s business experience and guidance during the past two years and we look forward to increasing our reach and impact under Yezdi Pavri’s leadership,” says Peter Sutherland, President & CEO of C-IBC.
“It is truly a most exciting and opportune time for the business relationship between Canada and India to flourish and reach its true potential,” says Yezdi Pavri.
Gary Comerford, Vice Chairman of the Council adds, “I am delighted that Yezdi has agreed to be the new Chair of the C-IBC. He brings a passion and knowledge that will enable C-IBC to continue to aggressively promote trade between Canada and India.”
Pavri also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way Toronto and as the Treasurer on the Board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). He now serves on the boards of ICICI Bank Canada, Hydro One and Enterra Holdings Ltd. (the parent of Golder Associates). Mr. Pavri also acts as a Strategic Advisor in Canada to HCL Technologies Ltd.
Pavri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai and a Master’s degree in Thermal Power Engineering from Imperial College in London.