Board of Directors

 

 

Executive

 

 

Peter Haggert - Director
Haggert Media Group
Peter Haggert has been involved in the SBA since planning stages nearly four years ago. He is the director of Haggert Media Group, an organization providing business-to-business marketing planning, content and execution primarily for the Microsoft community of partners, events and consultants. This follows a 30-year career as editor in chief of daily and community newspapers and across Canada, including Metroland Media Toronto and the Scarborough Mirror. He is a director of both the Scarborough Business Association and the Scarborough Walk of Fame.
Sarwar Choudhury - Vice President
Born in Toronto, Sarwar Choudhury has been a Scarborough resident for almost all his life. A CPA, CA by profession, Sarwar is a Manager at Ernst & Young. Prior to returning to Ernst & Young in January 2018 after an earlier stint at the same Big 4 firm, Sarwar worked as MP Bill Blair’s Constituency Manager in Scarborough Southwest for 2 years. Sarwar has a passion for helping others, and is very engaged in the Scarborough community where he works with community organizations, residents associations, small businesses, and families to help our neighbourhoods prosper.
Samantha Singh - Secretary
Ms. Singh grew up in the Agincourt area of Scarborough and is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously practiced in the area of insurance litigation, but her current practice is focussed on Wills and Estates. She was appointed by the Government of Ontario to sit on the Board of Directors of the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). She completed two consecutive terms, during which she was the Chair of the Governance Committee. She was also a volunteer Board Member with the Scarborough Women’s Centre and served as President for three years. She currently resides in the West Hill area of Scarborough, where she actively volunteers in the community.
Wei Hua - Treasurer
IMPACT CPAs LLC
 
Partner at IMPACT CPAs LLP, a boutique accounting firm with the strength of 10 partners and professional staff serving small to medium-sized businesses and individuals in GTA. Part-time tax professor for Centennial College - School of Business. Wei has over 20 years of professional experience including international public practices with PwC (China, UK and Canada), and bank financial management at Bank of Montreal (including the head of finance role for the credit card division). Membership of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA, CA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Illinoi).
 
Past Presidents
Roger Francis - 2017
Marg Middleton - 2016

 

 

Board Member

 

 

Aziz Amiri
 Rumi Realty Point
 
Successful entrepreneur, Aziz Amiri brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Scarborough Business Association Board of Directors. Aziz is co-owner and CEO of Prompt Assembly and Packaging Inc., a custom manufacturing company in operation since 1990. As Broker of Record and partner of Rumi Realty Point, Real Estate Brokerage, his expertise in investment and commercial real estate is focused in Scarborough and its vicinities, but he has a deep and comprehensive knowledge of and experience with real estate trends and economic fundamentals that transcends borders.
With a well-earned reputation for patience, understanding and savvy, Aziz has formed lasting relationships with various consortiums and partnerships and facilitated countless investment and business opportunities. He is passionate about community development and integration and volunteers his time and resources in aid of many organizations including the Scarborough Walk of Fame and the Canada Afghanistan Business Council (CABC) as President and Co-Founder.
Luki Danukarjanto
 
Luki is a former management consulting with Deloitte (12+ years - global subject matter expert, practice leader, talent leader and undergrad campus recruiting lead). He now runs a career coaching venture to unlock career potential with a goal to make Toronto the Mentorship capital of the world and share his SIWIKE "Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier". He also mentors at the UT Scarborough HUB and teaches at Centennial College.
Ashwani Bhardwaj
Ashmay Conveyancing
 
 
Ashwani Bhardwaj holds a Master's degree in English Literature and Law degree from India. In 1987, he started a professional real estate support services firm which focuses on providing services to the Real Estate Law firms in the field of title searching and closings in residential and commercial real estate. He is serving on the Board of Real Estate Council of Ontario since 2013 and President Rotary Club of Scarborough Bluffs 2016-2018.He served on the Community Advisory Group for RVHS from 2013-2016. His passion for serving the communities in Scarborough recognized and is awarded Canada 150 special Pin for his services.

 

Makarand Deshpande
Investors Group
 

An Ivy League MBA, Makarand had a stellar career in pharmaceutical industry during which he built and managed businesses and high performing teams in over 50 countries in Europe, Former Soviet Union, South East Asia, Far East, Middle East and Africa. After 26 years in pharmaceutical industry, Makarand decided to start his financial practice.

Today, Makarand works as a Financial Consultant with Investors Group primarily focusing on helping business owners and professionals in areas of Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Risk Mitigation strategies, and Tax Planning. Makarand holds CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) a prestigious Chartered designation in Estate Planning and Wealth management as well as RRC (Registered Retirement Consultant).

 
Raffy Chouljian
Scarborough North Dental Group

Dentist Dr, Raffy Chouljian has lived and worked in Scarborough since 1985. A tireless community advocate, Dr. Chouljian is dedicated to helping to build a strong Scarborough and a thriving Scarborough Business Association. He has served on the boards of countless community initiatives including: Scarborough Chamber of Commerce; Scarborough Rotary Passport Club; Ontario Dental Association; Toronto East Dental Society; Toronto Academy of Dentistry; Armenian Canadian Medical Association of Ontario; Canadian Armenian Medical Relief Committee of Ontario; West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre; Holy Trinity Armenian Church; and the Agincourt Collegiate Institute School Council.

Viresh Mathur
Blue Umbrella Financial Services
 
Owner and president of Blue Umbrella Financial Services. Blue Umbrella Financial Services is an independent insurance brokerage that provides individual and corporate clients with a variety of medical, dental and group policies to meet their current and future needs. As a full service brokerage, Blue Umbrella Financial Services works with clients to tailor a policy for all of their risk management needs including Life insurance, Critical Illness, Disability, and Long Term Care Insurance. Blue Umbrella also provides financial services for retirement planning and educational savings.