Chair
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Audit Committee Position

Ann M. Schwister

Ann M. Schwister is a Senior Executive in Global Consumer Products with over 29 years of operational experience at Procter and Gamble. She has worked with local teams in over 60 countries and lived in China and Puerto Rico in addition to the United States. In her last role, as Vice President and CFO for the North America Region (P&G’s largest and most profitable region), Ann has been responsible for creating strategies to win in the rapidly changing North America digital and traditional retail environment. She has worked in a wide variety of businesses including Oral Care, Skin Care, Personal Cleansing and Fabric Care and has numerous skills and experiences including: strategy development and execution, corporate governance, digital/traditional retail strategies, risk management, business process optimization, supply chain redesign, operations, acquisitions and divestitures, post-merger integration and organization/talent development including diversity and inclusion.

Ann has held many roles throughout P&G including Vice President and CFO for the Global Oral Care business and Vice President and CFO for the Greater China Region. Ann also served on the CFO committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, chairing the Communities Strategies Committee and serving on the Finance and Audit Committee which she chaired for six years. 

Chair

Richard White

Richard White has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aeolus Capital Group Ltd., a financial and strategic management advisory firm, since May 2017. Mr. White served as Managing Director and head of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s. Private Equity and Special Products Department from 2004 until April 2017. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. White was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners, the private equity merchant banking division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the successor by acquisition of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. From 1985 until 1997, Mr. White was a Managing Director and one of approximately 30 General Partners of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. White was responsible for founding and building several of its investment banking industry groups including consumer products, business services, industrials, technology, gaming and leisure, and real estate. Mr. White also headed Oppenheimer’s mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. White is a CPA. Mr. White is a former member of the Board of Directors of Escalade, Incorporated, a sporting goods company (NASDAQ: “ESCA”) and Lead Independent Director of G-III Apparel Group Ltd., a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of apparel (NASDAQ: “GIII”). Mr. White holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Tufts University.

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Aditya Jha

Decorated with Order of Canada, Aditya Jha is a rare combination of a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His entrepreneurial pursuits have included start-up technology ventures (USA, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Kenya, Nepal and France) as well as turn-around businesses (e.g. turn-around of a Chocolate Manufacturing facility that originally was one of the oldest factories of Cadbury) in Canada. He co-founded a software company, Isopia Inc., after having a successful career at Bell Canada as General Manager, eBusiness and prior to that rich professional career in several international destinations. In July 2001, his start-up venture Isopia Inc was a major acquisition by a mega billion-dollar company, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation (www.poafoundation.org) has fourteen endowments (for scholarships) & five grants (for entrepreneurship) at five universities/colleges (disbursing $70,000 annually in perpetuity) and has supported numerous charitable projects in Canada, India and Nepal. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (www.dgmarket.com), a micro-multinational company (global eProcurement Services & Software business, formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customer base in over 100 countries and employees based in EIGHT countries & Eleven cities.

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Compensation Committee Position

Richard White

Richard White has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aeolus Capital Group Ltd., a financial and strategic management advisory firm, since May 2017. Mr. White served as Managing Director and head of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s. Private Equity and Special Products Department from 2004 until April 2017. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. White was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners, the private equity merchant banking division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the successor by acquisition of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. From 1985 until 1997, Mr. White was a Managing Director and one of approximately 30 General Partners of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. White was responsible for founding and building several of its investment banking industry groups including consumer products, business services, industrials, technology, gaming and leisure, and real estate. Mr. White also headed Oppenheimer’s mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. White is a CPA. Mr. White is a former member of the Board of Directors of Escalade, Incorporated, a sporting goods company (NASDAQ: “ESCA”) and Lead Independent Director of G-III Apparel Group Ltd., a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of apparel (NASDAQ: “GIII”). Mr. White holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Tufts University.

Chair

Aditya Jha

Decorated with Order of Canada, Aditya Jha is a rare combination of a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His entrepreneurial pursuits have included start-up technology ventures (USA, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Kenya, Nepal and France) as well as turn-around businesses (e.g. turn-around of a Chocolate Manufacturing facility that originally was one of the oldest factories of Cadbury) in Canada. He co-founded a software company, Isopia Inc., after having a successful career at Bell Canada as General Manager, eBusiness and prior to that rich professional career in several international destinations. In July 2001, his start-up venture Isopia Inc was a major acquisition by a mega billion-dollar company, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation (www.poafoundation.org) has fourteen endowments (for scholarships) & five grants (for entrepreneurship) at five universities/colleges (disbursing $70,000 annually in perpetuity) and has supported numerous charitable projects in Canada, India and Nepal. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (www.dgmarket.com), a micro-multinational company (global eProcurement Services & Software business, formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customer base in over 100 countries and employees based in EIGHT countries & Eleven cities.

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Rahul Petkar

Rahul Petkar, President and CEO of Mississauga, ON based Ishkan Inc. is a business leader with over thirty years experience in the financial services and technology sectors spanning Asia, Middle East, North America and Latin America. 

Rahul established Polaris Canada, a banking technology company providing services to all the major Canadian banks, some US Financial Institutions and was responsible for significantly scaling it. As CEO, he expanded the Polaris footprint to Latin America establishing operations in Santiago, Chile offering innovative payment solutions to the financial services and the retail industry.  Earlier at TD Waterhouse, as Director International Development, he was a core member of the team responsible for the global expansion of TD’s brokerage and wealth management business to Japan, UK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. In the past, he has also worked with Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the business and operations areas.

Rahul is a strategic advisor and board member to both publicly listed and private fintech start ups in US and Canada. He has been a speaker and a panelist on topics pertaining to financial services, global sourcing, start ups and technology on various occasions at the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, Schulich Business School, Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce among others.

In 2013, Rahul was appointed by the Mayor of Mississauga to serve on the Mississauga Economic Development Advisory Board. As Chairman of the Board, he provided direction to Mississauga”s  new 2020-2025 Economic Development Policy which was approved by City Council. He is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto and a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the largest global not for profit association supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Rahul is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from VNIT, Nagpur and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Aditya Jha

Decorated with Order of Canada, Aditya Jha is a rare combination of a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His entrepreneurial pursuits have included start-up technology ventures (USA, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Kenya, Nepal and France) as well as turn-around businesses (e.g. turn-around of a Chocolate Manufacturing facility that originally was one of the oldest factories of Cadbury) in Canada. He co-founded a software company, Isopia Inc., after having a successful career at Bell Canada as General Manager, eBusiness and prior to that rich professional career in several international destinations. In July 2001, his start-up venture Isopia Inc was a major acquisition by a mega billion-dollar company, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation (www.poafoundation.org) has fourteen endowments (for scholarships) & five grants (for entrepreneurship) at five universities/colleges (disbursing $70,000 annually in perpetuity) and has supported numerous charitable projects in Canada, India and Nepal. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (www.dgmarket.com), a micro-multinational company (global eProcurement Services & Software business, formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customer base in over 100 countries and employees based in EIGHT countries & Eleven cities.

Chair

Rahul Petkar

Rahul Petkar, President and CEO of Mississauga, ON based Ishkan Inc. is a business leader with over thirty years experience in the financial services and technology sectors spanning Asia, Middle East, North America and Latin America. 

Rahul established Polaris Canada, a banking technology company providing services to all the major Canadian banks, some US Financial Institutions and was responsible for significantly scaling it. As CEO, he expanded the Polaris footprint to Latin America establishing operations in Santiago, Chile offering innovative payment solutions to the financial services and the retail industry.  Earlier at TD Waterhouse, as Director International Development, he was a core member of the team responsible for the global expansion of TD’s brokerage and wealth management business to Japan, UK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. In the past, he has also worked with Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the business and operations areas.

Rahul is a strategic advisor and board member to both publicly listed and private fintech start ups in US and Canada. He has been a speaker and a panelist on topics pertaining to financial services, global sourcing, start ups and technology on various occasions at the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, Schulich Business School, Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce among others.

In 2013, Rahul was appointed by the Mayor of Mississauga to serve on the Mississauga Economic Development Advisory Board. As Chairman of the Board, he provided direction to Mississauga”s  new 2020-2025 Economic Development Policy which was approved by City Council. He is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto and a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the largest global not for profit association supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Rahul is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from VNIT, Nagpur and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

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Ann M. Schwister

Ann M. Schwister is a Senior Executive in Global Consumer Products with over 29 years of operational experience at Procter and Gamble. She has worked with local teams in over 60 countries and lived in China and Puerto Rico in addition to the United States. In her last role, as Vice President and CFO for the North America Region (P&G’s largest and most profitable region), Ann has been responsible for creating strategies to win in the rapidly changing North America digital and traditional retail environment. She has worked in a wide variety of businesses including Oral Care, Skin Care, Personal Cleansing and Fabric Care and has numerous skills and experiences including: strategy development and execution, corporate governance, digital/traditional retail strategies, risk management, business process optimization, supply chain redesign, operations, acquisitions and divestitures, post-merger integration and organization/talent development including diversity and inclusion.

Ann has held many roles throughout P&G including Vice President and CFO for the Global Oral Care business and Vice President and CFO for the Greater China Region. Ann also served on the CFO committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, chairing the Communities Strategies Committee and serving on the Finance and Audit Committee which she chaired for six years. 

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Ann M. Schwister

Ann M. Schwister is a Senior Executive in Global Consumer Products with over 29 years of operational experience at Procter and Gamble. She has worked with local teams in over 60 countries and lived in China and Puerto Rico in addition to the United States. In her last role, as Vice President and CFO for the North America Region (P&G’s largest and most profitable region), Ann has been responsible for creating strategies to win in the rapidly changing North America digital and traditional retail environment. She has worked in a wide variety of businesses including Oral Care, Skin Care, Personal Cleansing and Fabric Care and has numerous skills and experiences including: strategy development and execution, corporate governance, digital/traditional retail strategies, risk management, business process optimization, supply chain redesign, operations, acquisitions and divestitures, post-merger integration and organization/talent development including diversity and inclusion.

Ann has held many roles throughout P&G including Vice President and CFO for the Global Oral Care business and Vice President and CFO for the Greater China Region. Ann also served on the CFO committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, chairing the Communities Strategies Committee and serving on the Finance and Audit Committee which she chaired for six years. 

Richard White

Richard White has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aeolus Capital Group Ltd., a financial and strategic management advisory firm, since May 2017. Mr. White served as Managing Director and head of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s. Private Equity and Special Products Department from 2004 until April 2017. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. White was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners, the private equity merchant banking division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the successor by acquisition of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. From 1985 until 1997, Mr. White was a Managing Director and one of approximately 30 General Partners of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. White was responsible for founding and building several of its investment banking industry groups including consumer products, business services, industrials, technology, gaming and leisure, and real estate. Mr. White also headed Oppenheimer’s mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. White is a CPA. Mr. White is a former member of the Board of Directors of Escalade, Incorporated, a sporting goods company (NASDAQ: “ESCA”) and Lead Independent Director of G-III Apparel Group Ltd., a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of apparel (NASDAQ: “GIII”). Mr. White holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Tufts University.

Aditya Jha

Decorated with Order of Canada, Aditya Jha is a rare combination of a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His entrepreneurial pursuits have included start-up technology ventures (USA, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Kenya, Nepal and France) as well as turn-around businesses (e.g. turn-around of a Chocolate Manufacturing facility that originally was one of the oldest factories of Cadbury) in Canada. He co-founded a software company, Isopia Inc., after having a successful career at Bell Canada as General Manager, eBusiness and prior to that rich professional career in several international destinations. In July 2001, his start-up venture Isopia Inc was a major acquisition by a mega billion-dollar company, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation (www.poafoundation.org) has fourteen endowments (for scholarships) & five grants (for entrepreneurship) at five universities/colleges (disbursing $70,000 annually in perpetuity) and has supported numerous charitable projects in Canada, India and Nepal. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (www.dgmarket.com), a micro-multinational company (global eProcurement Services & Software business, formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customer base in over 100 countries and employees based in EIGHT countries & Eleven cities.

Richard White

Richard White has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aeolus Capital Group Ltd., a financial and strategic management advisory firm, since May 2017. Mr. White served as Managing Director and head of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s. Private Equity and Special Products Department from 2004 until April 2017. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. White was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners, the private equity merchant banking division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the successor by acquisition of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. From 1985 until 1997, Mr. White was a Managing Director and one of approximately 30 General Partners of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. White was responsible for founding and building several of its investment banking industry groups including consumer products, business services, industrials, technology, gaming and leisure, and real estate. Mr. White also headed Oppenheimer’s mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. White is a CPA. Mr. White is a former member of the Board of Directors of Escalade, Incorporated, a sporting goods company (NASDAQ: “ESCA”) and Lead Independent Director of G-III Apparel Group Ltd., a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of apparel (NASDAQ: “GIII”). Mr. White holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Tufts University.

Aditya Jha

Decorated with Order of Canada, Aditya Jha is a rare combination of a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His entrepreneurial pursuits have included start-up technology ventures (USA, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Kenya, Nepal and France) as well as turn-around businesses (e.g. turn-around of a Chocolate Manufacturing facility that originally was one of the oldest factories of Cadbury) in Canada. He co-founded a software company, Isopia Inc., after having a successful career at Bell Canada as General Manager, eBusiness and prior to that rich professional career in several international destinations. In July 2001, his start-up venture Isopia Inc was a major acquisition by a mega billion-dollar company, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation (www.poafoundation.org) has fourteen endowments (for scholarships) & five grants (for entrepreneurship) at five universities/colleges (disbursing $70,000 annually in perpetuity) and has supported numerous charitable projects in Canada, India and Nepal. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (www.dgmarket.com), a micro-multinational company (global eProcurement Services & Software business, formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customer base in over 100 countries and employees based in EIGHT countries & Eleven cities.

Rahul Petkar

Rahul Petkar, President and CEO of Mississauga, ON based Ishkan Inc. is a business leader with over thirty years experience in the financial services and technology sectors spanning Asia, Middle East, North America and Latin America. 

Rahul established Polaris Canada, a banking technology company providing services to all the major Canadian banks, some US Financial Institutions and was responsible for significantly scaling it. As CEO, he expanded the Polaris footprint to Latin America establishing operations in Santiago, Chile offering innovative payment solutions to the financial services and the retail industry.  Earlier at TD Waterhouse, as Director International Development, he was a core member of the team responsible for the global expansion of TD’s brokerage and wealth management business to Japan, UK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. In the past, he has also worked with Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the business and operations areas.

Rahul is a strategic advisor and board member to both publicly listed and private fintech start ups in US and Canada. He has been a speaker and a panelist on topics pertaining to financial services, global sourcing, start ups and technology on various occasions at the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, Schulich Business School, Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce among others.

In 2013, Rahul was appointed by the Mayor of Mississauga to serve on the Mississauga Economic Development Advisory Board. As Chairman of the Board, he provided direction to Mississauga”s  new 2020-2025 Economic Development Policy which was approved by City Council. He is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto and a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the largest global not for profit association supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Rahul is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from VNIT, Nagpur and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Aditya Jha

Decorated with Order of Canada, Aditya Jha is a rare combination of a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His entrepreneurial pursuits have included start-up technology ventures (USA, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Kenya, Nepal and France) as well as turn-around businesses (e.g. turn-around of a Chocolate Manufacturing facility that originally was one of the oldest factories of Cadbury) in Canada. He co-founded a software company, Isopia Inc., after having a successful career at Bell Canada as General Manager, eBusiness and prior to that rich professional career in several international destinations. In July 2001, his start-up venture Isopia Inc was a major acquisition by a mega billion-dollar company, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation (www.poafoundation.org) has fourteen endowments (for scholarships) & five grants (for entrepreneurship) at five universities/colleges (disbursing $70,000 annually in perpetuity) and has supported numerous charitable projects in Canada, India and Nepal. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (www.dgmarket.com), a micro-multinational company (global eProcurement Services & Software business, formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customer base in over 100 countries and employees based in EIGHT countries & Eleven cities.

Rahul Petkar

Rahul Petkar, President and CEO of Mississauga, ON based Ishkan Inc. is a business leader with over thirty years experience in the financial services and technology sectors spanning Asia, Middle East, North America and Latin America. 

Rahul established Polaris Canada, a banking technology company providing services to all the major Canadian banks, some US Financial Institutions and was responsible for significantly scaling it. As CEO, he expanded the Polaris footprint to Latin America establishing operations in Santiago, Chile offering innovative payment solutions to the financial services and the retail industry.  Earlier at TD Waterhouse, as Director International Development, he was a core member of the team responsible for the global expansion of TD’s brokerage and wealth management business to Japan, UK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. In the past, he has also worked with Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the business and operations areas.

Rahul is a strategic advisor and board member to both publicly listed and private fintech start ups in US and Canada. He has been a speaker and a panelist on topics pertaining to financial services, global sourcing, start ups and technology on various occasions at the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, Schulich Business School, Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce among others.

In 2013, Rahul was appointed by the Mayor of Mississauga to serve on the Mississauga Economic Development Advisory Board. As Chairman of the Board, he provided direction to Mississauga”s  new 2020-2025 Economic Development Policy which was approved by City Council. He is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto and a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the largest global not for profit association supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Rahul is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from VNIT, Nagpur and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Ann M. Schwister

Ann M. Schwister is a Senior Executive in Global Consumer Products with over 29 years of operational experience at Procter and Gamble. She has worked with local teams in over 60 countries and lived in China and Puerto Rico in addition to the United States. In her last role, as Vice President and CFO for the North America Region (P&G’s largest and most profitable region), Ann has been responsible for creating strategies to win in the rapidly changing North America digital and traditional retail environment. She has worked in a wide variety of businesses including Oral Care, Skin Care, Personal Cleansing and Fabric Care and has numerous skills and experiences including: strategy development and execution, corporate governance, digital/traditional retail strategies, risk management, business process optimization, supply chain redesign, operations, acquisitions and divestitures, post-merger integration and organization/talent development including diversity and inclusion.

Ann has held many roles throughout P&G including Vice President and CFO for the Global Oral Care business and Vice President and CFO for the Greater China Region. Ann also served on the CFO committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, chairing the Communities Strategies Committee and serving on the Finance and Audit Committee which she chaired for six years.