• Kashmiri Overseas Association of Canada

Executive Committee

Nikhil Kaul


Nikhil Kaul was born in Srinagar to Shri Omkar Nath Kaul and Shanta Kaul. While he spent most of his childhood in Gujarat's Sainik School, he has always felt closely connected to his Kashmiri roots and culture. Nikhil has worked for global companies like Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris and Metropolitan Life -- settling down in Canada more than three decades ago. He works as a trusted financial advisor, and is known for finding solutions and creating positive relationships. Nikhil is a proud father of two, and a mentor to many youths in the community. He is looking forward to giving back in a bigger way, through his new role as President of KOAC. Nikhil's mission is to achieve common goals -- through connection and tradition. In his downtime, Nikhil enjoys playing golf and expanding his culinary repertoire

Ankur Handoo

General Secretary

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Manish Bhat


Bae chus Manish Bhat - Bachelor of engineering by education – a seasoned IT professional by profession - a musician, writer and a composer by passion. I feel honored to be trusted with serving the community to curate its finances, and strive to maintain and improvise the process in whatever ways possible, in the best interest of community, ensuring seamless and top of the line experience for our members. Blessed to be born in the valley of the saints - Kashmir, I grew up across different Indian cities spending most of my years in Mumbai and Delhi, carrying our motherland in my heart like most of us. Having been in North America for more than a decade, I am calling Oakville Ontario, Canada, home since late 2018, along with my wife Pallavi Dhar and 2 boys – Rudransh and Rishaan, and visiting parents. I truly believe that Kashmiri community is an epitome of leadership, with each and every one being a leader in his/her own right and might, for having not only survived, but thrived through the turbulent times that we’ve been subjected to time and again. Being a volunteer, I aim to encourage conception of various programs, to motivate and facilitate more frequent community meetups and collaborations, on elaborate or even smaller events, across Canada, to help preserve and promote our culture and traditions. I am a firm believer of unity being the only path to sustainable prosperity.

Sumir Pattoo

West Toronto Coordinator

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Sumedha Ticku

East Toronto Coordinator

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Kamal Raina

Out of Province Coordinator

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Kavit Kaul

Digital Marketing & MIS

Kavit was born in Srinagar to Sunil Kaul and Shama Kaul. He did his early schooling in Burn Hall Srinagar and post 1991, his father moved to Mumbai to work with BARC as an astrophysicist. Kavit has worked with global companies like Heineken, IFFCO, Fonterra & Future Group in India and has recently moved to Canada. He is looking to contribute his skills towards building a improved digital community for KOA Canada

Nalin Kaul

Assistant West Toronto Coordinator

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Shamy Bowden

Creative Designer

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Chetna Wagnu

Cultural Secretary

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Shivani Qazi

Committee Member

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Shreya Qazi

Committee Member

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Montreal KOAC Chapter Leader

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Sidharth Safaya

Alberta KOAC Chapter Leader

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Christy Shah

Nova Scotia KOAC Chapter Leader

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Manitoba KOAC Chapter Leader

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