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Khangsar, Tenzin D.

Quebec, Brossard - La Prairie, Conservative Party of Canada

Of Tibetan heritage, Tenzin Dargyal Khangsar was born in St-Hyacinthe and spent more than twenty years in the South Shore of Montreal (Longueuil). He is a passi onate young leader in business, society, and humanity.

He is currently the National Coordinator of the Canada Tibet Committee, a non-profit membership-based advocacy group of Tibetans and Canadians working towards the non-violent resolution of the issue of Tibet. Tenzin is largely credited for the present success of the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet, which is recognized as one of the most active friendship groups in Parliament with a large membership from all parties.

He was also the main coordinator of the recent visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, last April to Ottawa, which included a historic first meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada. Recently more than 200 Members of Parliament participated in a scarf-wearing ceremony in the House of Commons to mark the anniversary of that visit.

Tenzin is also a skilled businessperson with a background in television, telecommunications, and software. He is co-founder of Invidex, a software technology f irm serving the television industry. Founded in 1999, today the company has more than fifty employees and has raised about $10 million from investors and counts many of the world's top broadcasters as clients. Tenzin also has extensive business experience and contacts in Asia as a result of his sales leadership for a public Canadian video technology from 1997 to 1999. Prior to his career in sales, he was a sports broadcaster-journalist for CBC-TV Montreal and produced two documentaries on Tibet for RDI and Musique Plus.

Of Buddhist faith and highly spiritual, Tenzin is a graduate of McGill School of Management with a double major in Finance and International Business. He is very happily married to Ms. Kang Hee Lee of South Korean heritage.

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