Board and Advisory Members - Sikh Research Institute

Board and Advisory Members

As an organization, SikhRI has a journey of its own. And just like a traveler exploring lands off the beaten path, we need guidance too.

Guidance and advising the organization are eight board members — some of the sharpest and most compassionate minds we’ve ever encountered.

Coming from technology, supply chain management, education, and sciences, our Board is diverse not only in backgrounds but also in genders, ages, and perspectives.

Always accessible when needed, the board members cover all of North America, where SikhRI is most present, and are eager to share insights, steering the organization toward its mission of providing Sikh education to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Jaswinder Singh Chadha

Jaswinder "Jassi" Singh Chadha is Founder and CEO of Axtria, a Data Analytics company based in New Jersey and India. Prior to founding Axtria, Jassi was founder and CEO of marketRx, a life-science analytics company. Jassi is the winner of E&Y “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, “Top Forty under Forty” by NJBiz Magazine, and PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry. Jassi is member of Board of Trustees of TIE Global, member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and member of Board of Directors of Panjab Digital Library (PDL). Jassi has been an active and proud member of IIT Delhi Alumni. In recognition of his service and achievements, he was awarded Distinguished Alumni Service Award by IIT Delhi. He is an active angel investor and participates on the board of director of several private companies.

Bhavraj Ghtaura

Bhavraj Singh Ghtaura works as a Sr. Manager at one of the fastest growing point of sale system companies in North America (Vivonet Acquisitions Ltd.). His area of expertise include sales, marketing, and supply chain management. Currently, he is tasked with establishing a supply chain process/program while forging strategic relationships with key vendor partners for his organization. Previously he worked at Best Buy Canada’s Corporate headquarters where he successfully held a leadership role in managing TV sales and supply chain for the nation. Bhavraj earned his BA in Economics from Simon Fraser University in 2006. He is an active volunteer with Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen – an organization dedicated to serving warm meals to the homeless in Vancouver on a weekly basis and also played an integral role in the launch of SikhRI’s Vidia program in British Columbia. Furthermore, Bhavraj participates actively in provincial politics and was a recipient of the Premier’s Super Volunteer award in 2014. In his spare time, Bhavraj plays competitive hockey and enjoys long rides on his motorcycle.

Kulvir Singh Gill

Kulvir Singh Gill has almost 20 years of experience working at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and business strategy. Working as a management consultant, Kulvir leads international projects across multiple industries including mining, oil and gas, heavy industrial, banking, retail and media. He also spent seven years working with a leading Canadian mining company. He is a co-founder and current Board Chair of the Seva Food Bank in Mississauga. He also serves as Board Chair for the William Osler Health System Foundation and the Sikh Research Institute (Canada). Kulvir is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Action Canada Fellow. He holds a B.Sc. and a B. Comm. from the University of Calgary. Kulvir lives with his wife, children and parents in Brampton, Ontario.

Ramandeep Kaur Grewal

Ramandeep Kaur Grewal practices corporate law in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott LLP with a focus on corporate finance and corporate governance. She has written and presented extensively on a wide range of topics related to her practice and is currently the co-editor of the Corporate Governance Report, a quarterly newsletter focussed on governance developments, and teaches corporate governance as part of the Master of Finance Program at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Ramandeep is passionate about Sikh youth and community leadership building and regularly participates as a speaker/facilitator in various youth-focussed initiatives and has presented on topics including: Singh Sabha Movement, Gender Issues in Sikhi, Women and Sikhism, Threats to Sikhi, Sikh Contemporary History, Recognizing the Spiritual Self and Seva in Everyday Life. She resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three children.

insaf singh

Dr. Pritpal Singh is a Physician Executive with Cigna where he serves as a Mentor to Health Management teams by providing Clinical insight, Educational support, and HealthCare solutions & strategies. Himself a product of Sikh camps and retreats, he facilitates workshops and projects which aim to fight both religious and political oppression through reflection, self-introspection, and activism. Pritpal is a board member of Coppell Education Foundation which supports Education by distributing resources for Innovative Learning. He lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife, Arpinder Kaur, and two sons, Insaf and Jivat.

Inderpreet Singh

Inderpreet Singh is a technology professional focusing on networking, security and solution architecture . He is currently a Principal Solutions Architect working for a technology firm focusing on modernization of DMV systems and applications. His passion is Sikhi and Sikh community related community projects and he is heavily involved with Sikh youth camps, retreats and conferences, where he conducts seminars, lectures and interactive workshops on Gurmat-related topics. Inderpreet has frequently spoken at Interfaith conferences and events. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Sikh Research Institute and a Board of Advisor for the Sikh Coalition. Inderpreet grew up in India, Canada, Japan and the US and now he continues to grow in Chelmsford, MA.

Jujhaar Singh

Jujhaar Singh is a software engineer who works at Airbnb in San Francisco. Prior to Airbnb, Jujhaar graduated from Stanford University with a major in Computer Science. His journey with SikhRI started at Sidak in 2010, and since then has been involved in Sidak as a participant, teaching assistant, and now as a facilitator. Jujhaar hopes to continue learning, growing, and empowering SikhRI to help others discover their path.

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