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Board of Directors

Vaidehi Bhagat

Chairperson, Panorama India

Vaidehi Bhagat is the Chairperson for Panorama India. Vaidehi is 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.

Tanvir Kaur

Vice Chair Digital Media and Public Relations

Tanvir Kaur is the Vice Chair of  Digital Media and Public Relations at Panorama. Tanvir has over 13 years of experience as a Learning and Development professional. She is a Behavioral Analyst and has a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Adult learning principles, having worked across Education, IT, Retail, and Public sector organizations. She considers herself a student for life and is passionate about gardening, collecting pens, Music, and is a Sports lover. She has represented her home state Chandigarh in Badminton National Championship, bagging the 3rd rank in India and accreditation by the sports authority of India. Her love for India and the urge to stay connected with India ensuring that the youth knows the diversity and rich cultural heritage of India made her be a part of the Panorama family.

 

Somya Mishra

Vice Chair,  Community Relations and Event  Management

Somya Mishra is the founder and CEO of GTA's first South Asian web-based channel. Being an all-rounder, Somya is popular as a RJ, a TV Host, a Choreographer and an Entrepreneur.

 

Dr. Thomas Thomas

Executive Director

A strong leadership is an important factor for making an organization successful. It is the act or process of influencing people to perform assigned tasks willingly, efficiently and competently by giving equal representation for all the regions and encouraging youth and women’s involvement.

Dr.Thomas Thomas is a successful businessman, philanthropist, politician, and community leader from Toronto, Canada. He is a hardworking, intelligent, honest and reliable team player with excellent communication skills. He served the community as Former President, FOKANA, Former Treasurer, Toronto Malayalee Samajam, Former President, Canadian Malayalee Association, Former Director, Panorama India, Patron, Canadian Malayalee Association, Former Secretary, Christian Ecumenical Fellowship, Former Member, Pastoral Council and Parish Council, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustee, DPCDSB, Director, Ontario School Trustees Association, Director, Canadian School Trustees’ Association and Regional Vice President, FOMAA, Canada.

 

Arun Chauhan

Executive Director

Arun is a result-oriented professional with 17 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Call Centre Solutions, and Event Management combined. Represented clients across various industries, including Healthcare, Telecommunications, Newspaper and Food Industry. Working directly with people for over 14 plus years and thoroughly understand people, regardless of different cultures, demographics, age-groups, ethnic backgrounds and different motivations. He is also part of various community groups and fairly active in representing the community on various occasions/celebrations throughout the year. He loves Cricket and ardent fan of Team India!

Apart from that, Arun runs a little TV show, “Himachali Darpan,” along with his partner Bhagya where they try to educate and invite the North American audience to Explore Himachal!

 

Ravi Rawlani

Director of Finance

Ravi Rawlani is a General Manager of Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, he has worked in the Hospitality industry for over 20 years in India, Middle East and North America. He has completed his M.B.A from Jamnalal Institute of Management studies in Mumbai, an active member of Indian community helping new immigrants settle in Canada. Ravi is a Food enthusiast and likes to explore different cuisines of the World.

 

Nagendra Krishnamurthy

 

Nagendra is a legal professional. He heads the legal and secretarial departments of Tata Consultancy Services – Canada. After completing his education in Bangalore, he worked at Mangalore, Jodhpur, and Mumbai in India prior to coming to Canada 15 years ago.

Nagendra has been active in various community organizations and initiatives as a volunteer and has most recently served as the President of Kannada Sangha, Toronto, and as the Chairman of the Parent Council at Williams Parkway Senior Public School, Brampton. He is instrumental in conducting the Kannada language classes on behalf of Kannada Sangha Toronto in the Greater Toronto area. He is a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award.

While Cricket was his first love, lately, he has taken up playing badminton in the winters and golf in the summers.  He enjoys watching hockey from the stands and is an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nagendra lives in Mississauga with his wife and two kids.  

 

Nidhi Sachdev

Director Social Media

Nidhi Sachdev is a Financial Risk Management professional with a leading Canadian Bank. She holds an MS in Information Systems from University of Toronto and an MBA from Delhi University. She has over 15 years of industry experience in IT, Training and Financial Risk Management. Nidhi has been in Canada for 17 years and has been an active member of community activities. She actively participates in various cultural events in the GTA. A trained Kathak dancer, she is passionate about performing and visual arts. She is always up for a challenge, especially ones that allow her to express herself creatively. She also loves gardening.

 

Amit Nayak

Director Vendor Management

Amit has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA from “University of Madras”. He has worked for several MNCs both in India and Canada. Currently, he is working as the Sales Manager for Jokey North America Inc. Amit has been active in various community organizations for over 20yrs. He not only has the motivation to affect positive changes in the community, but also wants to be at the forefront of that transformation.  Other than Panorama India, Amit is the sitting President of Canada Odisha Society of Americas (www.canosa.ca), Secretary of Satsang Canada (www.satsangcanada.com) and Director of The Odisha Society of the Americas (www.odishasociety.org) . In past, Amit served Panorama India as a Board Member from 2006-2008.