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September 29, 2010 22:35 ET

Raj Chandaria Appointed New Board Chair at Branksome Hall

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2010) - Businessman Raj Chandaria was appointed the new Chair of Branksome Hall's Board of Governors at the Board's Annual General Meeting, held at the school tonight. 

Mr. Chandaria brings to the Chair's role extensive experience in international business as well as a deep commitment to Branksome's long-term success. He is currently Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Aegis Logistics Ltd., an oil, gas and chemical logistics company operating primarily in India.

He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from Boston University's Graduate School of Management.

A member of Branksome Hall's Board of Governors since 2004, Mr. Chandaria has served on the school's Strategic Planning, Audit and Property committees.

The new Chair sees his role, in part, as "building upon the hard work that has been done by the Board in the last few years and in achieving the school's vision." As defined in the school's strategic plan, that vision is "to be the pre-eminent educational community of globally minded learners and leaders."

"Mr. Chandaria assumes his new title at an exciting time in Branksome's 107-year history," says Principal Karen Murton. "Just one of our key initiatives for the near future includes the scheduled opening of Branksome Hall Asia, on Jeju Island, South Korea, in 2012."

"I believe in the International Baccalaureate program, which Branksome Hall offers to students of all ages, from JK to Grade 12," said Mr. Chandaria. "It fosters global understanding and respect for different viewpoints, and it nurtures the leaders of tomorrow."

The father of Grade 7 Branksome student Mallika, Mr. Chandaria succeeds James R. Christie, the Board Chair since 2007.

Other new members of the Board of Governors, who were introduced at the AGM, are Branksome parents Geordie Allen, Jennifer PRATT Peters'81 and Heather Simmons; Kathyrn BULEYCHUK Champion'82, President of the Alumnae Association; and Kashka Kril-Atkins, President of the Parents' Association. 

Located in Toronto, Branksome Hall is an independent school of 880 girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. The student body includes almost 70 Residence Program girls from around the world and across Canada.

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