CPBC Professional Excellence Award 2017 – Male. Mr. Zeeshan Ali
CPBC Celebrates its 34th Anniversary Gala and honours Excellence Awards to prominent individuals who have contributed in their respective fields of specialization. Maintaining its traditions CPBC event was attended by a cross section of people representing dignitaries, prominent business, and community leaders. Of course, as always large contingent from the business community, Pakistani diaspora, and distinguished guest. This year CPBC partnered and welcomed a high-powered ICT Delegation, in collaboration with the Trade Branch of the Ministry of International Trade, thus creating an opportunity to connect Canada and Pakistan to bring together each other’s excellence and diverse strengths to enhance collaborations in this sector. To support this Dr. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation, and Science, Government of Ontario was the Guest of Honor and the keynote speaker.
The event witnessed ‘CPBC Professional Excellence Award 2017 – Male’ awarded to Mr. Zeeshan Ali. Mr. Ali is presently serving as the Canadian Vice President for the digital transformation technologies at Salesforce Canada. Taking charge of his current office in March 2015, Mr. Ali enjoys Canada-wide responsibilities for Salesforce’s products portfolio, with a focus around financial services, tele-communication and retail verticals. His professional carrer with Salesforce spans for around 9 years. Previously, Mr. Ali held various positions with technology giants like Oracle Corporation and BEA Systems.
Mr. Ali moved to Canada in 2000, before which, he worked for a decade with Time Life, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles. He ultimately acquired the distribution rights for Time Life in Pakistan and is also serving as the company’s chief executive officer and president and leading a successful effort to streamline operations, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.
Mr. Ali is highly passionate about causes that promote literacy and education in Pakistan and also is very active in career coaching and job mentoring new immigrants to Canada.
The event was attended by a number of dignitaries, prominent among them were Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Reza Moridi – MPP Minister for Research, Innovation and Science, MP Salma Zahid and MP Rob Oliphant – Co-chairs Canada Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, MP Iqra Khalid – MP Mississauga, MP Lorne Coe – MPP Whitby-Oshawa, Dr. Shafiq Qaadri,Dr. Donald Bobaish, Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada, Chief Eric Joliffe – Chief of Police York Region, Mayor Linda Jeffery – Mayor of Brampton, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Consul General of Sri Lanka, Mr. U L M Jauhar, Mr. Andrew Turner – Canadian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr. David Agnew, President SENECA, Hon. Bryon Wilfert, Chairman CPBC, Samir Dossal – President CPBC and many more.