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Board of Directors

Sumeeta Kohli

Chairperson, Panorama India

Sumeeta Kohli is the Chairperson for Panorama India. Sumeeta Kohli has served on the board since 2016, initially as a Director than Vice- Chair.  Appointed in 2019 as Chairperson, Sumeeta has continued to serve the community and transform Panorama India with the support of a passionate board, from an events driven to also now a digital brand that has the ability to engage , educated and celebrate the culture of India.  Panorama India delivered a digital live streamed celebration through the pandemic which appeared on 27+ TV/Media channels. This year 2021, Sumeeta with the support of the board is leading the organization to deliver the first of its kind and historical India Day Drive Thru celebration.  
Sumeeta 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. Sumeeta has worked with several nonprofit organizations in the community.   In addition Sumeeta serves as a Director to the Board of Governance for the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation also known as Destination Ontario. 

Janak Bhawnani

Chief Finance Officer

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.

Sanjay Agarwal

Vice-Chair, Sponsorship and Vendor Management

Sanjay Agarwal is the Vice-Chair, Sponsorship and Vendor Management


Vaidehi Bhagat

Vice-chair, Community Relations and Sponsorship

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.

Dr. Thomas Thomas

Director Community Relations and Logistics

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.

Bio: 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.


Anusha Iyer

Director of 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.

Arun Chauhan

Director Digital Technology

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!


Tanvir Kaur

Director, Digital Media and Logistics

Tanvir Kaur is the Director of Media, and Logistics with Panorama India since September 2020. She has over 10 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. She gives it back to the community by training the beginners at the Town facility. 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.


Shibani Sahney

Director of Social Media

Shibani Sahney is the founder / owner of Silver Tulip Boutique,Unionville,Canada.She has been in the Indian Fashion Industry for over 30 years. She has also been very involved with the community on different platforms such as the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, where she was the Chair as well as Director to the Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals group. She is passionate about not only designing fashion but also her volunteer services towards the community as well as organizing events for non profit organizations and participating in fundraising events .Besides running her business ,she is currently also serving as a Director to the Executive Board of the Unionville BIA.