Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Board of Directors

SICCC board members are dedicated and talented members who represent our diversed community and come from diverse industries and companies of varying size and meet on a regular basis to assess the concerns of our business community and the board. As a result, the board acts as the primary body that advances support or concern to various levels of government and other public and private sector organizations and numerous volunteer committees.
The Chair presides over a volunteer Board consisting of himself, three Vice Chairs, President, Vice-President, Seceratry, Treasurer, and six Directors. The Treasurer oversees the finances of the Chamber with an Annual Budget and Statement of Accounts presented at the Board Meetings. The daily administration of the Chamber and other activities are handled by respective board members designated based on their expertise.

Our current board of directors who oversee the operations of the chamber.



Balasubramaniam Khandaswami
Balasubramaniam Khandaswami


Mr. Balasubramaniam Khandaswami is a successful entreprenuer who migrated to Canada in 1989, He started the Nilgiris Restaurant around 2001 which has 2 locations in Scarborough and Brampton. Before moving to canada he worked as technical consultant for paper industries in Algeria, Cuba and United states. He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from University of Madras.

His public interest was instrumental in forming the Tamilnadu Cultural Society of Canada. He has been an active member in many industrial boards and cultural society.

Kris president siccc

kris Parthiban

Mr. Kris Parthiban has over 20 years of senior executive experience in operations to general management and corporate finance in manufacturing, software, real estate and energy related industries.
Kris has held senior positions in major corporations: Director of Engineering at Hallmark Cards and American Greetings, Vice President of Human Resources and Planning at Newstar Technologies, President of Crystonics Limited, a fiber optics company, President of Strategy Energy Corporation and currently as Vice President of Tier1 Advisory Inc., a real estate investment advisory group.
Kris came to Canada from Tamil Nadu, India over 30 years ago. Kris graduated from IIT, Madras and has M. Eng. and M.B.A degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Kris has also been involved in community and political activities over 20 years. He is a founder of the Tamil Nadu Cultural Society of Canada, President of Multicultural Alliance and Executive VP of United Tamil Council of Canada. He has been a political advisor to Liberal Party, and was the president of Federal Liberal Association and contested as the Liberal candidate in Scarborough in Ontario Provincial Election.

John Rajes
John Rajesh

Mr. John Rajesh has over 20 years of experience in the field of auditing, taxation, risk management and internal controls. He is Currently managing a public accounting firm under the banner JOHN RAJES providing services in the areas of taxation, incorporation of new businesses and non-profit charities for local and non-resident individuals and entities,internal audits and financial planning.
He has also worked as a Senior Internal Auditor with Ministry of Finance, Government of Ontario and Manager - Internal Audit with leading Canadian international development organization. Involved as Board member in churches and other charities.

Melvyn Rodrigues
Melwyn Rodrigues

Vice President



Sameer Parekh

Mr. Sameer Parekh a Chartered Accountant from Canada, Certified Public Accountant from USA, and Certified Information Systems Auditor from USA besides being a Chartered Accountant from India.
He has more than 15 years of experience in auditing, advisory and consulting experience with large audit firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young and BDO with his last association as an Associate Director with PwC Delhi.
He has been a Director with Manulife in the investment group for the last two years. He has audited and advised large banks, insurance companies, builders and contractors.

shanker sabapathyShanker Sabapathy

Mr. Shanker Sabapathy is a self made entreprenuer providing Web & Designing Services for the past 8 years under the banner Alphaweb Solutions. With 20+ years in different IT related sales & servies has helped him stand as the best choice in his field.
He is also the publisher of the South Asian Health Chronicle magazine and online portal healthchronicle.ca which is the first of its kind in Canada for the entire South Asian community. His new venture include medical tourism and a unique health directory to serve the canadians.
He has held some key positions in many organisations including the Tamilnadu cultural society of canada.

Sarma Donepudi


Mr. Sarma.R.Donepudi is an accomplished Scientific and Technical professional with vast experience in Quality operations within pharmaceutical and food industries. Sarma wears multiple hats of proficiency and expertise encompassing the areas of Indian Music, Environmental Health, Publishing and organizing community and literacy events throughout GTA.  
He is actively involved in teaching pharmaceutical and food industry diploma programs in private career colleges in GTA and also mentoring new immigrants to integrate into regulated professions in Ontario.
Sarma served as executive board member on several community organizations such as Indian Classical Music and Arts Society of Canada, Telugu Cultural Association of Toronto and College of Chiropodists of Ontario. He is also the founder and president of Tutor on Wheels Educational Foundation and Editor in Chief of South Asian Health Chronicle magazine.
He authored around 25 technical publications in the fields of environmental microbiology, chemistry, health and toxicology in journals of repute.  Sarma Donepudi has Master and Post Masters degrees in Science from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT – Roorkee, India). He hails from the province of Andhra Pradesh in India.

kanmaniKanmani Dhanasekar

Kanmani Dhanasekar has her Masters degree in political science (Gold Medalist) from University of Madras and also has the distinction of being first lady to head sales in Automobile division in India and got top honors in Suzuki convention in Istanbul and later interviewed by leading FM channels and television.
She is a  seasoned Sales and Marketing Professional with 15 plus years experience and also has a successful track record of consistently achieving business milestones and established credibility in generating business in an fiercely competitive market, keen observer of market dynamics, contributed significantly in evolving innovative strategies to enhance market penetration and exploit business opportunities. She has a very strong background in building and nurturing business relations across all segments to ensure regular and repeated business with high profile clientele and corporate.
She owns Aishwarya Power Pluss and Amman Foods and continually looking for business opportunities. She is also an active board of director in Tamilnadu Cultural Society of Canada.


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