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. 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 for three years. He is a director emeritus of the Rideau Hall Foundation Board of Directors and sits on its Programs Committee.
Having served with CARE for a decade, Victor chaired CARE Canada's Board of Directors and sat on the CARE International Council. He also contributed to Canada’s Future Skills Centre Advisory Board.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Victor made significant contributions in his career. He served as Vice-Chair of SaskEnergy, 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. In 2019, he took on the role of Chair of Innovation Place where he spent three years promoting tech growth in 1.7 million square feet of real estate.
Victor’s 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).