Victor Thomas, President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council

Victor Thomas, President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council

Victor Thomas has held leadership roles in the private, not-for-profits, and NGO sectors for close to two decades. Mr. Thomas is the President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council, a 40 year-old organization working to strengthen the Canada-India economic corridor by promoting trade and investment. He is also the Executive Chair of Precision AI, an agtech company at the forefront of the autonomous farming revolution striving to bring about sustainable farming practices.

 Mr. Thomas is a past chair of Saskatchewan’s Innovation Place in Canada, fostering its tech sector within 1.7 million square feet of real estate. He also served on the Board of Directors of SaskEnergy, a natural gas distribution utility with over $2.5B in assets. In 2011, Mr. Thomas was Chair of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce, the first visible minority and the youngest person ever to serve in the position in the Chamber’s 130-plus year history. He has also served in volunteer leadership roles with the Canadian Red Cross and Ronald McDonald House in Saskatchewan.

He is Chair of CARE Canada’s Board of Directors, and sits on the CARE International Council. He is a past Chair of Canada’s Banff Forum, and is a member of its Advisory Council. He is a director emeritus of the Rideau Hall Foundation Board of Directors chaired by the Rt. Hon. David Johnston, and is a member of Canada’s Future Skills Centre Advisory Board. He is also a National Executive Member for the 2022 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and on the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region – North AmericanAdvisory Council.

Mr. Thomas has received several awards for his leadership including the Public Policy Forum’s Emerging Leaders Award for Canada (2011), the Canadian Red Cross’s highest honour, the Order of the Red Cross (2014) and was recently recognized with the top 75 Indo-Canadian Award celebrating India’s 75th anniversary (2022).