The Power List

    Standing (l-r): Sukhmeet Sachal, Abhay Sachal, Kal Dosanjh, Ron Huberman, Charan Sethi, Raj Bahn, Matthew Titterton, Anita Huberman, Indra Bahn, Emmanuel Medeiros, Jinny Sims, Kiran Toor, Jasbir Mann, Milan Mann, Balraj Mann, Savita Randhawa, Dr. Malwinder Dhami, Perminder Chohan, Lucky Randhawa, Chef Adi. Sitting (l-r): Junita Thakorlal, Leena Manro, Simi Kaila. Photos: Curtis Look Photography.

    by Junita Thakorlal

    Meet BC’s most influential South Asians

    Challenging the status quo to change the world is what makes entrepreneurs different. Sometimes, being financially prosperous or gaining career success isn’t enough; going above and beyond the call of duty by making ground breaking industry strides through sheer grit and passion is what it takes, and those that manage to pay it forward are the ones that hit our radar to land on Aaarzu magazine’s Power List.

    Celebrating the achievements of BC’s most influential South Asian entrepreneurs and professionals, we profile their incredible stories including how they overcame adversity to rise through the ranks and become role models and contributors to the community in which they work and live. Honourees are selected based on demonstrated excellence in business, leadership, and community impact.

    The inspiring meet and greet was hosted at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel’s spectacular Mixt Lobby Lounge featuring a smorgasbord of delectable delights, and photos captured by the award-winning photographer Curtis Look with hair and makeup provided by Mindy Bansal and Mandy Bhangu of Girlfriendz Studio.

    Interviews: Junita Thakorlal

    Venue: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

    Photos: Curtis Look Photography

    Makeup: Mindy Bansal and Mandy Bhangu of Girlfriendz Studio

    Assist: Simi Kaila

    Click on the photo to read about them:

    Abhayjeet Singh Sachal (l) and Sukhmeet Singh Sachal.
    Anita Huberman CEO, Surrey Board of Trade
    Balraj Mann Chairman & CEO, BM Group of Companies
    Harinder Dhanju, Founder President,
    Pacific Oral Health Society
    Charan Sethi President, Tien Sher Group
    Perminder Chohan
    Managing Director, Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network – Richmond South
    Kal Dosanjh, President & Founder
    Kiran Toor, Vice President
    Kidsplay Foundation
    Leena Manro
    Co-Founder & Director, All Purpose Creative
    Sirish Rao Artistic Director & Co-Founder, Indian Summer Festival
    Haresh Bhatt, President
    Hema Bhatt, Vice President
    Natu’Oil Services
    Vivek Savkur President & CEO, BC India Business Network
    Dr. Malwinder Singh Dhami
    Founding Contributor to UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies
    Shelina Mawani President & CEO, Nana’s Kitchen & Sauces
    Jinny Jogindera Sims
    MLA and Minister for Citizen’s Services
    Zeeshan Hayat, CEO & Co-Founder
    Karina Hayat, President & Co-Founder
    Prizm Media