UPDATED ON: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA):
Vijay Jeet Kanwar,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
From The Globe and Mail
The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vijay Jeet Kanwar as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2013.
Mr. Kanwar has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2006. He was appointed by the Province of Ontario, and has served on the Planning and Development Committee, the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Kanwar brings to the role a wealth of international business experience and acumen, coupled with an impressive suite of professional and leadership credentials. In addition to his extensive business experience, Mr. Kanwar has a strong commitment to community development, actively supporting several local foundations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the MLSE Team Up Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, the Sunnybrook Foundation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Mr. Kanwar is President and Chief Financial Officer of KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres, with locations in both Canada and the United States.
Mr. Kanwar received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in 2006 in Science and Technology. He was named recipient of the 2009 New Pioneers Entrepreneurship Award, and in 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Kanwar holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BE-India), a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Laws (LLM) and Institute Certified Director Designation (ICD.D).
Mr. Kanwar is focused on creating a sustainable airport authority that maintains the highest standards of corporate practices and manages growth in a fiscally responsible manner.
The GTAA is an industry leader, serving more than 33 million passengers annually, and generating an estimated $24 billion annually in goods and services.