DR. Aditya C. Jha has been appointed a member of the National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors.
Pierre Poilievre, federal Minister of Employment and Social Development, made the announcement on Monday.
The NCC was established to plan and assist in the development, conservation and improvement of the National Capital Region (NCR) so that the nature and character of the seat of the Government of Canada is in accordance with its national significance. The Commission also organizes, sponsors and promotes public activities and events in the NCR whose goal is to enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada.
Jha is a member of the Order of Canada and was conferred an honorary doctorate (2009) by the Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University, where he serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Faculty of Community Services. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. As Entrepreneur-in-Residence, he provides expert advice to Centennial College’s School of Business in Toronto.
Until recently, he was a member of the First Nations Financial Management Board.
From 2009 to 2011, he was the National Convenor of the Canada India Foundation.
From 1999 to 2001, he was a Board Member and Co-Founder of Isopia Inc., a software company, after a successful career at Bell Canada as the General Manager of eBusiness and Product Marketing.
He is currently the CEO (International Operations) of Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd., an information technology services company based in India that has a customer base in over 100 countries. He brings to the NCC extensive experience in business, public education and community services.
His approach to philanthropy and views on international business have been featured in major newspapers and magazines around the globe.
He was born in Nepal, grew up in India and has worked in Singapore, India, Thailand and Canada.
Jha earned an M.Sc. in Mathematical Statistics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from India’s Kurukshetra University (1978–1979) and was a research scholar at the School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (1984).
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Aditya C. Jha as a member of the National Capital Commission’s Board of Directors. He will bring a wealth of expertise and foresight to the NCC,” said Poilievre.