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About This Webinar

Join us as we welcome Balraj Singh Mann, Jaswinder Singh Chadha, and Paramjit Kaur Matharu to discuss the intersections of business and Sikhi.

What role does Sikhi play in their professional lives? How is Sikhi invoked in the building and everyday practice of their work? What can Sikhi contribute to the global political, social, and economic narrative? Engage with us in conversation around the principle role Sikhi can play in one’s business.

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 · 11:00:00 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
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SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums.
Webinar hosting presenter Jassi C
Jaswinder "Jassi" Singh Chadha is Founder and CEO of Axtria, a Data Analytics company based in New Jersey and India. Prior to founding Axtria, Jassi was founder and CEO of marketRx, a life-science analytics company. Jassi is the winner of E&Y “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, “Top Forty under Forty” by NJBiz Magazine, and PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry. Jassi is member of Board of Trustees of TIE Global, member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and member of Board of Directors of Panjab Digital Library (PDL). Jassi has been an active and proud member of IIT Delhi Alumni. In recognition of his service and achievements, he was awarded Distinguished Alumni Service Award by IIT Delhi. He is an active angel investor and participates on the board of director of several private companies.
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Chairman, BM Group International
Balraj Singh Mann is the Chairman and CEO of BM Group International, also known as BMG. Starting form Lower Mainland, BC, Canada, BMG has expanded operations in other parts of Canada, USA and India and provides specialty construction, construction materials supply and real estate development services. Balraj is a director of LMHF, KPU and SBOT and actively participates in a number of community and philanthropic initiatives .

Born in Punjab, India in a Sikh farming family, Balraj immigrated to Canada in 1980. After completing his high school and college education in Civil and Structural Engineering and Construction Management in BC , he worked as a consultant for a multi national engineering company for 15 years before starting and acquiring his own business operations.

Balraj lives on his hobby farm in Langley, BC with his mother, wife, two daughters and son.
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Paramjit is a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase Bank and is the Head of Tax for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region as well as being the Global Head for Indirect Taxes for the firm. She is married with three grown up sons. Paramjit was educated in Kenya and emigrated to the UK in 1980, starting a career with HM Revenue and Customs, moving on to Price Waterhouse for 9 years before taking her current role in industry. At JP Morgan Paramjit started her career as the U.K. head for VAT going on to lead at European level and then globally for broader indirect tax matters. Apart from the technical advisory aspects, she has been at the forefront in creating in house technology solutions with technology partners for her areas of tax specialism.

She has been the chair of the VAT working group at UK Finance for the last 8 years( previously BritIsh Bankers Assn); represents the FS industry in indirect tax matters for Europe at the European Banking Federation and is a participant in the OECD in matters related to consumption taxes through her trade body roles.

From 2011 to 2013 Paramjit was an Executive Member of the Sikh Council UK, and chaired the European and International Affairs sub committee volunteering to work on projects linked to inter and intra faith education, campaigning for Sikh human rights within the EU and representing the Sikh Community on various platforms. She led the Sikh lobby at the EU Commission and 4 EU countries to obtain successful EU regulatory change for security screenings at airports to address violations within the EU connected to Dastaar screening post 9/11.

She is the CEO for Sikh Assembly a newly founded Sikh organisation looking to grow the profile of Sikhs in the U.K. through welfare associated programmes.

She is a member of the JP Morgan Women on the Move as well as Aspire and BAME forums. She is a keen supporter of Sikh forums in the professional accountancy and lawfirms and has been a keynote speaker at global events in the U.K. and internationally on diversity, Sikh role models and Sikh ethics.
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