“We are intensely focused on helping Scarborough business by driving prosperity, creating forums for networking, providing education and opportunity.We recognize Scarborough’s strengths of location, skilled labour and diversity. Strong business benefits the entire community.”
It takes hard work and continuous renewal to keep a business steered straight for the future. The Scarborough Business Association wants to provide the tools for prosperity. Whether we are a broker of information on opportunity, the identifier of business community’s education need or the provider of networking opportunities we believe it’s through the collective effort of the business community itself that we will all grow and prosper.
If you believe in this mission, if you believe in Scarborough, and believe as we do that there is immense potential for the future, then join the Scarborough Business Association and strengthen the voice of business in the community!
During her 3 decades of experience in the financial industry, Andrea has held countless leadership roles within the Retail, Commercial and Wealth Banking arenas.
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.
Vidya Verma takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development and operations excellence. Over 25 years she has been actively serving and leading businesses of all sizes across industries achieve their business goals through digital, business and technology transformation. She is an inspirational leader, working tirelessly towards advancement of the community through various programs ranging from community connection, digital literacy, virtual yoga, stress management, fundraising, community outreach etc. Her work with the community earns her respect as a credible voice, advocate & partner in the local community and business world alike.
Natasha Allen is a real estate professional at Century 21, with a focus on residential transactions in Scarborough. Natasha is a long time resident of Scarborough, and has dedicated over 10 years of serving this community. From mentoring underprivileged youth, to researching resources for survivors of sexual assault, Natasha has always made the interests of Scarborough a priority. When she is not checking out a new restaurant, or catching the latest Marvel production, Natasha creates content for her women’s personal finance YouTube channel- Percilia Blog.
Matrix Mortgage Global
Shawn Allen founded Matrix Mortgage Global Canada’s Largest Brokerage Private Lending Brokerage in 2008. With a background in data base administration and marketing, Shawn has guided Matrix Mortgage Global to over $1.1B+ in funded volume to date and over 610% growth in the past five years, Matrix Mortgage Global is ranked on the 2018 GROWTH 500 list as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. This success is shown by the numerous nominations for Broker of the Year (CMP). Shawn’s dedication to the industry has made him a major stakeholder in the Canadian Financing Landscape.
Senior Vice-President, Dye and Durham, Financial Solutions
Keith Nugara was appointed Vice-President, Financial Services Market in January 2007. In this role, he was responsible for the growth and management of the Emergis’ bank-centric business in the financial services sector. He joined Emergis in 2001 and has since held various senior positions in the financial services group.
Mr. Nugara holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Windsor. He received a Certificate for the completion of the Executive Leadership Program from the Rotman & INSEAD School of Business and completed the Harvard School of Business Executive Leadership Program. He has Co-chaired several United Way campaigns, TELUS Cares Events and ongoing JDRP Team Leader. He sits on the Board of the Providence Healthcare Foundation
Although Ajan began his professional education in medicine, he realized that his destiny lay elsewhere in entrepreneurship. In the past, he has exited numerous organizations and created various 30M+ evaluated companies, all while planting roots in the Scarborough community. As a resident of Scarborough for two decades, Ajan’s heart and soul are set to empower our community and businesses by sharing my knowledge and skills acquired over the years. “I’m keen to serve an organization with a great reputation and high impact like The Scarborough Business Association Inc.”
In his more than 20-year career as a business owner and entrepreneur, Saud Juman has worked through every possible business challenge in a variety of industries — from designing unique products, developing new markets, creating corporate culture plans, recruiting and building a world class team, navigating through significant growth, change, and executing a highly successful exit.
Arun Kirupa, the Founder and CEO of the Pro Marketer Organization believe that life happens outside the comfort zone. Arun believes that to grow and expand personally we need to push our own boundaries and take risks. Arun extends this thinking to his own business and that of his clients.
Arun was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Chennai, India for higher studies. He started a career in sales at the age of 15, built multiple businesses, and failed in multiple businesses. Arun attended Vels University in Chennai to study computer science and graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science.
Alia Lee has been a key member of the executive team heading the finance and technology departments at the Toronto Zoo since 2019.
During previous work at CP and Rogers, Alia saw the impact of shareholder activism on corporate governance and business performance. She is an associated board member of BridgeWay Family Centre. From 2015 to 2018, Alia also sat on the Canadian Basketball Academy advisory Board, which partnered with a private school to provide tutoring assistance to kids from “underserved” communities and provide fully funded scholarships. Meaningful work and serving communities are Alia’s career and personal goals.
Sherief Rezk is a student at the University of Toronto Scarborough, studying political science and public policy. His studies focus on municipal politics and the intersection of government and non-government political groups. Sherief is passionate about representative advocacy, and believes in the value of community focused solutions.
Sherief’s work at the Harbourfront Centre has emphasized both community outreach and event management, skills that will help serve the Scarborough Business Community. He has also worked at the multi-national law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, giving him real exposure to corporate marketing and client relationship management.”
Moshfaqeen Khan is a Business Account Manager for RBC Royal Bank. He has a bachelor Degree in Finance and Management Information System (MIS) from North South University – Bangladesh and 15+ years of corporate experience and lead organization like Junior Chamber International (JCI) and AIESEC International during his university time. This gave him the opportunity to work closely with the community, organize various events and run community-based projects. “I would like to take this learning and start with SBA so that I can learn and give back to the community that I am working for now.”
Here’s a list of the committees that people can join and contribute. If you are interested, please let us know how you can contribute by emailing:
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