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Board of Directors

Sumeeta Kohli

Co-Chair, Digital & Event Strategy (India Day & Namaste Live)

Sumeeta Kohli is the Co-chair of Panorama India. Sumeeta Kohli has over 20 years’ experience in strategy, marketing and events management spanning across several industries. 

She has worked in companies such as Ingram Micro, Rogers Communications, BlackBerry and several others. For the last 6+ years Sumeeta has owned and managed her independent consulting company named Glocal Marketing.  Glocal Marketing serves clients across North America, Europe and Asia.

Sumeeta has worked with several nonprofit organizations in the community and most proudly actively serves on the board of Panorama India as the Co-chair for the organization. She has been a member with Panorama India board since 2016.   In addition Sumeeta serves as a Director to the Board of Governance for the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation also known as Destination Ontario. 

Sanjay Makkar

Co-Chair, Finance & Sponsorship

Sanjay Makkar is the founder and President of InSureU! Insurance & Brokers Inc. in Mississauga, a complete professional insurance services brokerage firm, helping Canadians for last 2 decades. Sanjay has served and championed many non-profit, community and business organizations initiatives for last 2 decades such as Past President of Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), United Way of Peel, Past President of Mississauga CM Lions Club and much more.

Janak Bhawnani

Executive Director, Finance & Sponsorship

Janak Bhawnani is a hospitality professional since 1982 and currently the multi-brand Regional Director for Eastons Hotels. He is also a Part time professor in Humber College. Janak has been an active member/Director with the Greater Toronto Hotel Association and member of the ICCC (Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce). Janak is also actively involved within the community, especially with the Red Door shelter & Langar Seva.

Sumit Ahuja

Executive Director, Panorama Festivals

Sumit Ahuja is the Executive Director Festivals of Panorama India.

Sanjay Agarwal

Director, Vendor Partnerships

Sanjay Agarwal is the Director, Vendor Management of Panorama India.

Anuradha Tejpal

Director, Digital Media and PR

Anuradha Grover Tejpal is a Communication Consultant and a Content Creator/Strategist serving the South Asian community in the GTA. She works with various brands and helps them communicate with their audience and with media in a unique voice on various channels. When she is not working she writes English fiction and Hindi/Urdu poetry for her blog and social media.

Vaidehi Bhagat

Director, Community Relations

Founder & CEO of Global Sea Services Ltd – specialises in Marine Services to Merchant Ships, Offshore & Oil rig industry. Vaidehi carries a professional hospitality experience of more than 25 years. She came to Canada in 2000, having worked for over 5 years in the hospitality industry in Hongkong. She has always been active in community service during her university days in India, followed by her stay in Hong Kong & now ever since she moved to Canada in 2000. A classical Bharat Natyam dancer & has won medals & certificates during inter collegiate competitions and for various performances in India, USA, Paris, London performing classical & folk dancing.

Anusha Iyer

Director, Cultural Programming

Anusha Iyer has an experience of 3 years working in the Indian PR & events Industry before coming to Canada for further education.she has managed and executed events and PR campaigns for clients across different sectors. She has been a part of Panorama’s India day festival for 3 years now before coming on board as a director.