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Upkar Arora

CEO, Rally Assets Inc.

Upkar is CEO of Rally Assets Inc., an impact advisory and investment firm. Over the past ten years Upkar has worked on using business as a force for good and helped fuel the movement of capital to investments designed to deliver financial return and measurable impact to address social and environmental issues.

Upkar previously founded and ran Illumina Partners, a boutique advisory firm that specialized in strategy, operations, M&A and finance. In addition to working with companies like Onex, Nortel, Trizec and Olympia & York, he has served on the boards of the VanCity Community Investment Bank, the University of Waterloo, Metrolinx, and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Upkar is an FCPA, FCA, holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a BMW Foundation Global Responsible Leader. He obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Waterloo where he also teaches as an adjunct lecturer.