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People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI) is happy to announce the appointment of Shri Aditya Jha as President.
Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian honor) recipient Aditya Jha is a serial entrepreneur (start-up technology ventures & turn-around businesses in Canada, USA, France, Thailand, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nairobi, Nepal and India) and a philanthropist. His software company, Isopia Inc, was a major acquisition by Sun Microsystems Inc., USA. His private charitable foundation ( has fourteen endowments (for scholarships with special focus on Canadian Aboriginal students) at five Canadian universities/colleges and has supported numerous charitable projects internationally as well. He is currently CEO of dgMarket International Inc., USA (formerly an initiative of the World Bank), which has customers in over 65+ countries and offices in 9 countries.

Aditya was also conferred Honorary Doctorate (2009) by Metropolitan University of Toronto. He is honored into Champions of Public Education in Canada Hall of Fame (2013). He has the rare distinction of having been honored twice by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce- first with its Technology Achievement Award (2004) and subsequently with Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). He is also recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and many more.

Aditya was one of the founding Members and National Convenor for the Canada India Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce. Aditya has served Government of Canada's Board of Governors of National Capital Commission and formerly on First Nations Financial Management Board. Had also served on Government of Ontario’s Ontario Investment & Trade Advisory Council. His academic appointments include: “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” role at the School of Business, Centennial College and formerly “Member of the Board of Governors” of Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning and “Advisory Council Member” of Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University. He has also served on the Board of Governors of Indspire (Aboriginal achievement award) and as Board of Governor of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He has also served on the Board of public listed companies including PartsiD Inc, a NYSE listed company as Chair of the Governance & Compensation Committee.

Aditya was an Adjunct Faculty (National University of Singapore, 1989-94). His approach to philanthropy is featured in the Economist Intelligence Unit (Economist magazine, UK). Aditya started his professional career after investing 4½ years as Research Scholar at School of Computer & Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and has obtained M.Sc. in Mathematical Statistics and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He served as General Manager at Bell Canada before starting his entrepreneurial journey besides several managerial & management roles internationally.