Spring | 2023
Top 10 Most Influential Canadian Professionals in 2023
ON THE COVER
Why Fit in When You Were Born to Stand Out?
Canada has its share of famous people despite having a relatively small population. The Great White North has produced a diverse array of famous Canadian leaders in across all industries from all sorts of backgrounds, whether it is entertainment or sports, medicine or technology. And, as Canada only grows its stature, the country is getting even more recognition with many famous Canadian business leaders on the rise.
At Beyond Exclamation we honor the work of these leaders Who have the influence, the connections and the cash to get their way in the world of business. We dedicate this issue titled “Top 10 Most Influential Canadian Professionals in 2023,” to them. Featuring as the cover story we have covered the successful journey of Vafa Akhavan, CEO of World Pediatric Project. Vafa Akhavan believes that a leader’s greatest achievement is to elevate the human condition. He seeks to purposefully and meaningfully address what he deems to be the greatest strategic imperative – transforming the lives of children who will become tomorrow’s decision-makers. Vafa is leading a whole-system organizational transformation to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children. He’s transforming a mission-driven organization into one that improves the human condition through sustainable tertiary pediatric care. Capacity building is being accelerated for a segment that’s often overlooked and neglected because caring for extreme cases is typically the most complicated task. Vafa’s current role allows him to leverage the resources he’s acquired over his career to have the greatest impact on the lives of children in the shortest amount of time possible. He is leading a whole-system organizational transformation to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children. He’s transforming a mission-driven organization into one that improves the human condition through sustainable tertiary pediatric care. Read more about his work and journey in this exclusive article.
Also inclusive in this issue are the successful journeys of Mahmood Qasim, CEO of IDRF; Niru Somayajula, President/CEO of Sensor Technology Ltd.; Shaily Srivastava, Co-founder & CEO of Acreage; Denson Xu, CEO of BANEKS; Judith Virag, Founder of Clean Club Calgary; Danny Wong, Founder & CEO of GOAT Risk Solution; Kiran Mann, Founder & CEO of M2M Business Solutions Inc. and informative articles about businesses in Canada.
Let’s Be Inspired!