The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to announce the Honorary Director appointment of Mr. Arvinder Singh Bubber to its Board of Directors for 2014-2015. Mr. Bubber will assist with special projects and provide advice on the Surrey Board of Trade’s advocacy initiatives and position papers. The Surrey Board of Trade, in accordance with their bylaws, can appoint up to 2 Directors to their Board.
“I am pleased and honored that the Surrey Board of Trade has provided me an Honorary Director’s appointment. I look forward to working together with them in building an economically stronger Surrey, locally and internationally,” said Arvinder Bubber.
Most recently Kevin Falcon was also appointed as an Honorary Director.
Previous Surrey Board of Trade Honorary Directors include Wally Oppal, Jock Finlayson and Michael Levy.
Arvinder Bubber – background
Current: Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Member of SFU’s India Advisory Council, SFU
Winner: 2010 Surrey Business Person of the Year
Past Board associations:
Vice Chair, Asia Pacific Trade Council, Government of BC
Director, Fraser Health Authority
Chair, Board of Governors, Kwantlen University College
Member Finance and Audit Committee, Kwantlen University College
Arvinder Singh Bubber began his education at the University of Punjab, in India where he earned his undergraduate degree in the faculty of science. After moving to England in 1971, he received his chartered accountant designation and became a member of the largest professional accountancy group in England and Wales. Upon moving to Canada in 1976, Bubber worked in the financial field while earning his Canadian chartered accountant status.
Mr. Bubber spent 15 years working with various levels of government before relocating to Vancouver in 1991, to establish his own practice, A.S. Bubber and Associates. Appointed to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Board of Governors (then Kwantlen University College) in October 2001, Mr. Bubber chaired the Board from 2002-2007. His term expired in July 31, 2008.
He has mentored several others in the business world, participated in numerous fundraisers, and guided young people through the Junior Achievement Foundation of British Columbia. As the founding president of SPARK Education Foundation, he continually donates his talents to raise funds to promote academic achievement by helping students who are challenged economically or culturally to remain in high school and attain their dream of a post-secondary education.
In 2005, Arvinder Bubber was appointed as Vice-Chair, Premier’s Asia Pacific Trade Council, and in 2006, he was appointed to the Simon Fraser University Presidential Advisory Council on India.