Victor T. Thomas

President and CEO 

Victor Thomas is the President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council, an organization dedicated to fostering bi-national trade and investment between Canada and India for over 40 years. In addition, he holds the position of Chair at Precision AI, an AgTech company striving for sustainable farming practices in the autonomous farming revolution, and Chair of Marval Capital Ltd.’s Investment Advisory Counsel which invests in India’s leading small and mid-cap publicly listed companies. Prior, he was the Executive Director of Aspen Medical Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Australia’s Aspen Medical. With more than two decades of leadership experience, Victor has worked with high-growth private sector companies in Canada and Australia with reach to India, USA, China, Southeast Asia, and the UAE.

Victor is a National Executive Member for the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference, the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region – North American Advisory Council, and Canada’s Energy for a Secure Future Advisory. He currently sits on Canada’s Banff Forum’s Advisory Council and served as Chair. He is a director emeritus of the Rideau Hall Foundation Board of Directors and sits on its Program Committee.

Having served with CARE for a decade, Victor chaired CARE Canada's Board of Directors, the CARE International in Kenya Board, as well as chaired CARE International’s Governance Review. He also contributed to Canada’s Future Skills Centre Advisory Board.

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Victor made significant community contributions in his career. He served as Chair of the Canadian Red Cross SK Executive Cabinet, and Regina Co-Chair for the Ronald McDonald House SK Building Expansion Campaign. In 2011, Victor became Chair of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce, overseeing 1,100 member businesses. Notably, he was the youngest and first visible minority in this role in the Chamber's 130-plus year history.

He also held governance roles including Vice-Chair of SaskEnergy, Saskatchewan’s natural gas distribution utility. In 2019, he took on the role of Chair of Innovation Place where he oversaw the promotion of tech growth in 1.7 million square feet of real estate.

Victor’s formal education includes a Master of Administration in Leadership from the University of Regina, the Director’s College Program at McMaster University, and the Advanced Management Program at Wharton.

He has received several accolades acknowledging his leadership, including the Public Policy Forum's Emerging Leaders Award for Canada (2011), the Order of the Red Cross (2014), a top Indo-Canadian Award at a celebration for India’s 75th anniversary (2022), and most recently, the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (2023).