Supporting the success and empowerment of Canadian Tamil professionals
The Canadian Tamil Professionals Association (CTPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on developing career opportunities for emerging and established Tamil Professionals. Previously known as Canadian Tamil Alumni Association (2008 to 2014), the organization was rebranded as the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association in 2015 to promote a truer reflection of its core mandates. For as long as CTPA has existed, the mandate has been to provide Tamil professionals with tools, training, and resources that maximize their potential and accelerate their success.
Today, we continue to shape the future of Tamil Professionals with innovative, forward-thinking programs that advance and support their profession at every stage of their career.
Provide all Canadian Tamils with the tools, resources, and support to overcome barriers to their professional growth.
To foster professional development by facilitating powerful conversations, creating opportunities and inspiring future leaders.
Integrity | Progressive | Collaborative | Inclusive | Passionate | Empowering
2021 Board of Directors
We're here to set the bar for excellence.
Over the years, we’ve transformed the way our community fosters both traditional and unique careers.
Malency holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University, Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Malency’s previous work experience includes various progressive leadership roles at a large Canadian financial institution as well the world’s largest IT service provider. Recently, Malency decided to utilize his experience and expertise in operations, technology and analytics and start his own company. Malency’s company (MCS Analytics) helps organizations identify and eliminate manual tasks and inefficiencies. MCS Analytics specializes in data management with the end goal of helping customers to better leverage data within their organizations to simplify decision-making and enhance business performance.
Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy is a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP where she specializes in intellectual property law. Since her call to the Ontario bar in 2004, Sangeetha has been litigating copyright, patent and trademark matters, and providing strategic advice in the procurement and enforcement of global brands in a variety of industries. She has appeared as counsel in two appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in matters before the Federal Court, the Ontario Courts, and the Competition Tribunal. She has been commended by World Trademark Review 2017 as an “exceptional” lawyer and ranked for her litigation and enforcement work. She has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by World Intellectual Property Review 2017 and ranked by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as an IP lawyer to watch.
Thanusha completed the Bachelor of Commerce program at McMaster University where she specialized in accounting. She currently works as a Corporate Accountant with Callidus Capital. Thanusha began volunteering with CTPA in 2017 and transitioned into the role of Director of Development in 2018. In her current role as Chair, Thanusha hopes to continue to facilitate conversation, strengthen relationships within the community and empower professionals with the tools to navigate their journey. In her spare time, you can find Thanusha looking for an innovative take on comfort foods, participating in recreational sports and jamming to AR Rahman tunes.
Haran Vijayanathan is an Educator /Trainer in the HIV and 2SLGBTQ movement over the last 17years. He prides himself on raising awareness and creating understanding through education and dialogue to ensure we have a more inclusive and supportive society and was honored with the title of Grand Marshal in 2018 of the Toronto Pride Parade. Haran is the founder of My House: Rainbow Resources of York Region, the first LGBTQ Resource Centre in York Region and was the Executive Director at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention. He continues to be engaged with the Independent Review of Mission Persons in Toronto. Since moving back to his hometown of Winnipeg he worked as the Program Manager at the Wiisocotatiwin Assertive Community Treatment Program at Mount Carmel Clinic and will be joining the Canadian Museum of Human Rights currently as the Director, Equity and Strategic Initiatives.
Past Board of Directors
Abhina Mahendramohan, Director of Marketing & Communications
Abirami Ananthan, Director of Policy & Governance
Geerthana Jegatheeswaran, Director of Events
Hindusha Mugendran, Director of Mentorship
Nirushkya Kanagarajah, Director of Internal Relations
Renuga Navaratnarajah, Director of Fundraising
Tishain Selvarajah, Director of Finance
Anita Sivabalan, Director of Policy & Governance
Kobica Sivarajah, Director of Program Development
Sagaana Mahendramohan, Chair
Renuga Navaratnarajah, Vice Chair
Narmitha Jegamohan, Director of Network Engagement
Anand Ganeshalingam, Director of Finance
Anu Sriskandarajah, Director of Networking
Arabi Sivananthalingam, Director of Growth Marketing,
Nirushkya Kanagarajah, Director of Mentorship
Mayu Thavarajah, Director of External Relations
Santhiya Gunasekaran, Director of Fundraising
Naveen Senthamilselvan, Director of Internal Relations
Hares Sivanrupan, Director of Mentorship
Daran Somasundaram, Director of Partnerships
Sujani Ganesh, Director of Network Engagement
Vinoth Vykunthan, Director of Established Professionals