- By Tamils in Finance
- January 28, 2021
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Rohan Thiru is an experienced finance professional having worked in accounting, credit research, and asset management at some of Canada’s leading financial institutions. He is currently responsible for the domestic fixed income portfolio where he directly manages over $1 billion in assets at Canoe Financial, one of Canada’s fastest growing independent mutual fund companies. Rohan has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Accounting and a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Waterloo and is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst. Rohan was born in Sri Lanka where he lived through the civil war before immigrating to Canada at the age of 14. Apart from being a mentor at TiF, Rohan is also a Director of the comdu.it Impact Foundation that is focused on humanitarian assistance and sustainable development of vulnerable communities in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
Tamils from Sri Lanka are late comers to Canada. Coming to a new country with different cultures and traditions and being able to succeed in that environment is something to be proud of.
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for me. I am extremely fortunate to have the privilege and the trust of my investors to manage their wealth. I want to be able to pass on some of that good fortune to the younger generation. TiF’s mentorship program gives me the opportunity to do just that.
Tamils in Canada are extremely fortunate to have found a second home after leaving Sri Lanka. Its is our responsibility to ensure that we pay that debt back by being productive citizens. TiF is one more avenue through which to empower the younger generation and build a stronger Tamil community and continue to keep Canada great.