Amarjeet Sohi was sworn in as the 36th mayor of Edmonton on October 26, 2021.
“When I came here, I was 18 years old and had little to my name. But I was lucky. I wasn’t in just any city. I was in Edmonton.
Our schools and public libraries helped me learn to speak English. I found friendship and community playing sports and performing in the arts. And I got to discover the city through the windows of our buses – until one day I got a job driving one.
Eventually my bus stopped at City Hall when Edmonton took a chance on me as a city councillor. It was my honour to work hard for a city that invested in me through public services. Every day was an opportunity to give back to a place that gave me so much, the place where my wife, Sarbjeet, and I raised our daughter.
My passion for Edmonton took me all the way to Ottawa. I served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Minister of Natural Resources, overseeing billions in investments in our economic future.
From bus driver to city councillor to member of parliament, my experiences have shown me what it takes to bring people together – and build a thriving city for all.”
Kurian Mathew Tharakan is the founder of sales and marketing strategy firm StrategyPeak Sales & Marketing Advisors, and a 27 year veteran of the sales and marketing industry. He has consulted for companies in numerous sectors, including Manufacturing, Distribution, High Technology, Software, Non-Profit, and the Life Sciences. In addition to his consulting practice, he is also an Executive in Residence at two business accelerators, NABI and TEC Edmonton, where he assists clients with their go to market strategies. Prior to StrategyPeak, Mr. Tharakan was vice-president sales & marketing for an enterprise class software firm where his team achieved notable wins with several members of the US Fortune 500. Previous to his software experience, Mr. Tharakan directed the sales and marketing programs for the Alberta practice of an international professional services firm.
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