A life member of Laurier, Farid has been involved with the organization since its inception. He comes with a lifelong passion and commitment to promoting the value of cultural diversity. Farid has devoted many years to building social, cultural and economic bridges to facilitate the integration of many immigrants into the wider Canadian society.
During his tenure as a political science and internet marketing student at UBC, Farid found time to establish a successful business enterprise with a chain of video stores. A visionary and successful entrepreneur, he has recently been involved in founding import-export companies for the distribution of Asian products into the North American market.
He served as Vice-President of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society which hosts the annual explorASIAN festival. He has also served on the Scouts Canada Diversity Advisory Committee, the Scouts Canada Provincial Marketing Committee and the Channel M Advisory Board. Perhaps Farid’s best quality is as a facilitator of initiatives that make a positive difference in organizations. Farid brings with him a vast network of business and social contacts and is well-known in the community for his passionate support of causes in which he believes.