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Nadira Hamid started her career with the ITC Group of Hotels, looking after their corporate affairs across India. In order to capitalize on her entrepreneurial skills, she started her own company Lafance Overseas Private Ltd which dealt with Human Resources and Structural Steel Detailing. She then moved on to managing corporate affairs for Mitchell Group (an Australian Based company) for India and Bangladesh.

In her present role as CEO of the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, Nadira has emerged as a dynamic, experienced and a visionary leader who has successfully created and executed strategies to make the India-Canada bilateral trade relations achieve new heights in the past years. She exhibits her strong background with top level Government and Industry players for their engagement in the India- Canada space. She is widely respected by business community, top level leaders and govt officials for her practical, thoughtful and solution-oriented approach. During her eight years as CEO, Nadira has championed the Chamber’s commitment to serve as a voice for industry and facilitate exchange of knowledge between government and businesses in both India and Canada. She has successfully led, promoted and coordinated delegations to Canada that saw a participation of more than a hundred delegates from various business sectors in India. She has systematically orchestrated business missions to build a higher level of business engagements and B2B platforms for SMEs to guide them effectively. She has been instrumental in building the image of brand Canada in Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and tier 2 and 3 cities of India and has signed MoUs with government and industry bodies to intensify business engagement between the two countries.

Her persona and charm along with years of experience in public relations makes her a well received public speaker. She is an advocate for woman empowerment and is often invited by NGO’s and organizations to share her experience and thoughts with mass audience. Nadira was also the recipient of prestigious FLO Awadh International Achiever award, as the Leading International Collaborator, to promote Canada as a destination for film making during FICCI’S FLO Film Forum held in Lucknow in November 2018. In her free time, she loves reading and travelling with her family.

Nadira Hamid
Chief Executive Officer

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