Gurminder Kaur Malik
Mrs. Malik joined KCU in 1989 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, and currently serves as its Secretary. “KCU has been a great institution for the Sikh people of BC, creating jobs and reinvesting in the community,” says Mrs. Malik. “KCU is big enough to serve and small enough to care and fits naturally among other financial institutions and fills a needed niche. As a director, I look forward to expanding the work we do with community organizations.” Mrs. Malik was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC and graduated from UBC with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and English literature. She obtained her Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Victoria and has worked in human resources for the past eight years.
Jaswinder Singh Gill
Mr. Gill became a member of KCU in 1993 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010. With more than twenty years experience dealing with people of different backgrounds and cultures, Mr. Gill puts his experience to good use at KCU. “I would like KCU to deepen its presence in the Sikh community so it is rightfully recognized as the preeminent financial institution for Sikh people.” Mr. Gill immigrated from India to Toronto in 1981 before moving to Surrey in 1988. He is currently employed by a large automotive company in Surrey and has been among Canada’s top commercial salespersons for the last five years. He is also active in the community.
Jagpaul Singh Sandhu
Mr. Sandhu was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016. He completed his BBA (Honours) with a double major in Accounting and Human Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and is proud to bring his skills to the position of Director. He has been a member of Khalsa Credit Union for several years and has worked as an Accountant in public practice for over half a decade. He is currently a Senior Manager at a local accounting firm with clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Sandhu is active in the community and volunteers at the local Gurdwara Sahib, assisting with their technical needs. His passion and knowledge of technology will also be a benefit to the credit union in connecting to the younger generation and remaining competitive in an increasingly technology focused banking industry.
Harinder Singh Sohi
Mr. Sohi has been a member of KCU since 1989. He was elected Chairperson of the Board of Directors following the AGM in 2014 and served in that capacity until 2016 and believes the role of the board is to direct, protect and connect. “ I thrive on working in an invigorating environment,” says Mr. Sohi. “I particularly enjoy helping members and creating opportunities for our credit union to reach its full potential while preserving our culture for future generations.” Mr. Sohi graduated from Punjabi University Patiala and has been a licensed real estate agent in the Lower Mainland since 1993. Support for the community is a strongly held position of Mr. Sohi and he has volunteered his services with the Khalsa Diwan Society in Vancouver and the BC Khalsa Darbar Society.
Daljit Singh Sidhu
Mr. Sidhu joined KCU in 1992 and he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. He plans to use his considerable experience to help members achieve their financial goals and see KCU grow and flourish. After attending London University, Mr. Sidhu immigrated to Canada in 1988 and became involved in the auto industry. He is a Certified Auto Technician and currently works as a shop manager in Abbotsford. Fluent in four languages, Mr. Sidhu has volunteered with various Gurdwara Sahib, supports and sponsors many Sikh sports clubs and events. “I am a great believer in giving back to our communities which have been so good to me and my family,” says Mr. Sidhu.
Mr. Singh has been a member of KCU for over ten years and was elected to the Board of Directors of KCU in 2012. “I was very happy that members placed their confidence in me since the core values of the credit union align closely with my own. I have enjoyed my first years on the Board and look forward to continued involvement with KCU. As a director, I try to see everything through the eyes of our members.” Work experience for Mr. Singh includes supervisory and management roles with a marketing company prior to his return to school. After completing his studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Fraser Valley, Mr. Singh now works as a Correctional Officer and continues to serve his community.
Parvkar Singh Dulai
Mr. Dulai has been a member of KCU since 1995 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014 and believes that KCU has a special place in the hearts of the local community and is instrumental to his success in business. “I look to KCU to support me in my business expansion and share my vision for sustainable local growth”. Mr. Dulai was born and raised in the Lower Mainland of BC and his many life experiences resulted in the recognition that an engaged and forward facing community is essential for future growth. “I like to think of us as friendship builders-building our communities one neighborhood at a time.”
Narinder Kaur Kahlon
After joining KCU in 2010 Mrs. Kahlon was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014. “Members trust KCU to help them prosper in a rapidly changing marketplace and I find this very inspirational,” says Mrs. Kahlon. “I believe that today’s youth are tomorrow’s borrowers and we must build relationships with them.” Mrs. Kahlon was born and raised in Canada and graduated from SFU with a B.A. in 2009. She currently works as an Assistant Sales Manager and fulfills her humanitarian aspirations as a support worker for the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. She also volunteers on strata councils, food banks, and Sikh organizations.
Mr. Singh has been working as a Builder Sales Representative for Coast Wholesale Appliances for over 10 years and has been awarded for goal achievements in sales and service, as well as 5-star customer reviews. Mr. Singh was born in Kenya but raised in England from where he gained his business acumen and developed his in-depth knowledge of international markets, exchange rates, and factors affecting business. For last 8 years, he has been actively working on Inter-Faith religious conferences representing Sikhism on behalf of Victoria Sikh community, at UVIC and other platforms. “I believe that my management and interpersonal skills, teamwork, problem-solving, professionalism, integrity and public engagement efforts are contributory assets in helping to achieve the KCU ideals and goals.” He adds that there’s always room for improvement and says confidently that collectively we can accomplish unimaginable heights.