Meet the Directors


I was born in Mombassa, Kenya and immigrated to Canada with my parents and siblings in 1972. We initially settled in Burnaby and relocated to Surrey in 1980, where I continue to reside. I am fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Swahili. I achieved post-graduate diplomas in Marketing at UBC and in Concrete technology at BCIT. These skills were the foundation of my work in the concrete and steel and concrete product industry. Today, my work continues in the industry as President of Midvalley Rebar Ltd. in Surrey. In 1977, I married my wife and we have a 23-year old son who is currently pursuing his own university studies. Our family’s favourite past time is travelling. We have journeyed to Kenya, India and Europe and enjoyed visiting with many family members in England and Germany.


I believe strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community. Over the years, I have contributed in various roles, some of which include: • Serving on the Canadian Standards Association committee; • Advisory Council Member to ICBC President; • Director of Surrey Chamber of Commerce; • Director of South Fraser Child Development Centre; and, • Trustee of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society. Giving back to the community, both from my companies as well as through volunteering, is very important to me. I have always believed that 10% of what you earn should go back to the community and am pleased to share that same philosophy with partners in my company. I have been a Board Director since 2019 and particularly enjoy serving on the New Housing Development committee as it relates to my own work industry and focuses on the very real need for affordable housing in the community.

testimonial Last year, in light of ever evolving situations related to COVID-19, BCSIS reached out to several organizations, programs to arrange groceries for our vulnerable newcomer clients. Canadian Hindu Foundation is one such organization that offered support right in time. Anoop and Raj Joshi from the organization were actively involved in ensuring that people in need attain food security; they personally delivered essential items to our office. With hearts full of gratitude, 34 Refugee Claimants pertaining to different nationalities received bags full of beans, milk, wheat, sugar, tea, coffee, oil, rice, lentils and much more. It was, indeed, heartwarming to witness their active involvement and dedication to support our clients in need. Last month, I again connected with Anoop over a phone call to arrange more food support for newcomers. He responded to our request with the same enthusiasm and desire to create an impact on the society. He patiently learned about the needs and offered complete encouragement to develop a plan in order to help 10 families from India a month for three consecutive months. Together we continue to work around the plan with an intention to make valuable improvements within the program. Working with Anoop has been a true delight. I vouch for his love for the community and thank him sincerely for his contribution, time, and efforts. The society needs more ‘Anoop’s’ to create a remarkable difference and restore our faith in Humanity. Savleen Kaur Employment Support Specialist for Refugee Claimants BC Settlement and Integration Services


JUNE 2021

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