Satish Thakkar is a Canadian entrepreneur, a respected finance professional, a committed community leader and a passionate philanthropist. He is the President of Excelsior Group, a Toronto-based multidimensional, multifaceted business group involved in Real Estate Development, Financing & Business consulting. Satish believes that entrepreneurial spirit when combined with a sharing is caring philosophy is one of the most effective ways to bring about changes that benefit all citizens.
A FCGA, FCPA from Ontario, and a Chartered Accountant from India, Satish is the current Chair of Canada India Foundation (CIF), the premier organization in Canada that is working to foster deeper engagement (Economically, Socially, Culturally & Politically) between Canada and India. Earlier, he was the President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC). In his role as advocate for the community, small businesses, he has been working closely with various trade organizations & Policy makers in Canada & India.
Satish is a pioneer in popularizing Yoga, Ayurveda & Mindful Living in Canada. Recently, he has been the guiding force behind efforts to bring modern medicine and traditional medicine together to derive the best patient outcomes through integrative medicine.
Satish is the recipient of several awards and accolades for his service to the community.
Satish has been an enthusiastic supporter of the William Osler Foundation from its beginning having initiated successful fund-raising events through Indo Canadian Friends of Osler in support of the organization.