Canada India Foundation
Satish is the current Chair of Canada India Foundation, which is a public policy advocacy think tank that focuses on the Canadian and the Indian establishments to realize the multiplier effect of enhanced bilateral relations. He has consistently engaged with political decision-makers both at the federal and the provincial levels in Canada and in India to effectively intervene on matters that affect bilateral ties between the two countries.
Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Satish was actively associated with the ICCC for over a decade, starting as an ordinary member, and gradually working his way up to become a committee member, a director, a Vice President, and then finally becoming the President of the organization in 2011-12. His tenure turned out to be one of the most spectacular in the annals of the four-plus decades-old Chamber’s history. He enhanced the activities of the chamber and expanded its reach.
Some of the initiatives that have been launched during his tenure with the ICCC are:
2011: Satish was part of the core team that organized the biggest convention of the Indian Diaspora in Toronto. The convention—PBDCanada2011—proved to be a turning point for both the Indian Diaspora and the bilateral relations between Canada and India.
2012: Satish was instrumental in forging ties with the City of Markham and the City of Brampton to jointly lead a multi-city trade mission to India in January 2012 which resulted in stupendous successes for the 60 small and medium businesses that participated in the mission.
2012: On behalf of the ICCC, Satish, as its President, accepted the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award – India’s highest civilian award for an overseas Indian organisation from the then President of India Smt.Pratibha Patil.