Parag Tandon, MBA, ITIL
Parag Tandon is a Canadian D&I strategist and practitioner with specialization in organizational development through equity in the workplace. Parag is a sought after speaker on D&I and multi-generation newcomer integration. He possesses a successful track record of over 2 decades of international leadership roles in various not-for-profit and private sector organizations where he has effectively led initiatives encompassing community advocacy, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, diversity management and community giving. Parag is a proactive member of his community and through his commitment to social responsibility he has worked extensively with ethnically, economically, historically marginalized and socially diverse community groups helping them integrate effectively into the social and business world. Parag has facilitated and hosted multi-day leadership workshops and sessions at various corporate/ social profit and educational enterprises. In 2012, Parag was named One of Canada’s Top Diversity Thought Leaders on twitter. Parag gained the distinct honour of being named one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants in Canada for 2010. In 2004, The South Asian Professionals of Canada recognized Parag’s outstanding contribution to the community by presenting him with an award for “Excellence in Business and Management”. Parag sits on various board and committees, is past Co-Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Diversity Committee, has been a judge at assessing the Diversity Value Index in 2013, and has been a GDIB EP since 2011. Parag holds a Bachelor’s in business and MBA. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in HR and possesses Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and A+ Certification. He is often called upon by media as a thought leader on inclusion and has coined the quote- Diversity is skin deep; Inclusion is soul deep! He speaks Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.