Board of Directors
DANIEL WANG, President
Originally from Mauritius, Daniel Wang arrived in Vancouver in 1997. Wang is the owner of Daniel Wang Agencies Inc. Where he takes care of a portfolio customers in regards to commercial, life, residential and commercial insurance. He is also very active in the field of financial investments for all pension plans.
As a business owner, Daniel is aware of the constraints and realities faced by any SME owner. Every day brings a lot of challenges but also successes. With his team, his goal is to be the reference in terms of service and an expertise in risk management. Daniel is also a member of the Rotary Club of Richmond.
AZOOL JAFFER JERAJ, Vice President
Azool Jaffer-Jeraj received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria. He is a partner in the Vancouver law firm of Dohm, Jaffer & Jeraj where he practices in the areas of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law, Family Law and Wills and Estates.
Azool has nineteen years of combined professional experience and training and has successfully argued at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Azool is an extremely active member of the legal profession, having served on the executive of a number of legal associations, as well as volunteering extensively within the community and with Access Pro Bono. Azool previously served as the President for the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and is currently a member of their Board of Governors. He is regularly asked to speak at continuing education seminars.
When not in trial, he makes use of mediation as a way to resolve his clients’ legal disputes. Azool is an accredited mediator both with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in the United Kingdom and the Law Society of British Columbia and frequently mediates cases brought to the Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board for British Columbia. Azool speaks four languages, including French, English, Spanish, and Kaachi.
EMILIE COOK, Administrator
Emilie Cook is an Account Manager with Vancity Credit Union. With more than 12 years experience in the banking industry including cooperative and credit banks, Emilie demonstrates an excellent understanding of the needs of SMEs as it works with entrepreneurs and business owners daily.
His place on the board of directors brings a perfect expertise in business management and understanding of the Vancouver business community. Born in Saskatchewan, Emilie has studied in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia in Francophone school programs. Growing up in West Vancouver, Emilie is an active volunteer and a passionate member of her community.
BRENDA COMEAU, Administrator
Originally from New Brunswick, Brenda Comeau has been living in Vancouver since 2015. A graphic designer by training, she works in the marketing field, where she accumulated fifteen years of experience. She has worked in NB and Quebec for different advertising agencies, and then as a self-employed worker before joining SanMar Canada as Marketing Design Supervisor. She is known for her sense of organization, attention to detail and team spirit.
Having a deep affection for the French language, she wanted to integrate into the Francophone community upon his arrival in Vancouver. She started at the CCF as
volunteer for the 6 @ 8, and then carved a place with the CA. Always ready to meet new challenges, she is passionate about contributing to the development of
Francophone economy by encouraging meetings and collaborations between entrepreneurs.
Since helping is second nature, she also volunteers with: Dress for Success, an organization that provides support to women in the labor market.
CATHERINE MILLER, Administrator
Catherine is a partner at Manning Elliott, having joined the accounting firm in 1984. Manning Elliott offers a personalized service to companies operating in a wide range industries in five main areas: private enterprises, public enterprises, non-profit organizations, taxation and estate planning and succession business.
Catherine Miller specializes in non-lucrative small and medium-sized businesses and companies. It also provides tax advice to individuals,self employed and corporations. Over the years, Catherine has developed strong relationships with her customers, based on trust and mutual respect.
Catherine is a Chartered Accountant registered in British Columbia and Quebec.
MICHEL BARBE, Administrator
Originally from France, Michel Barbe felt the urge to discover Vancouver, especially because of the influence of his mother, who was born Canadian.
Specialized in Independent Financial Advisory since 2012, he excels in developing innovative solutions with a particular interest for Health professionals incorporated. Michel offers them advanced solutions in the risk management planning for the creation, protection and succession of their heritage, in a context of minimal taxation.
With more than a decade of experience in Financial Planning, Michel is a fervent promoter of continuing education. He holds a Certification in Planning Financière (CFP), a Life Insurance Aggregator (CLU) and studies to obtain expertise always more specialized and relevant. When Michel is not at the office or meeting to help a client, he relaxes with outdoor activities, mainly nautical, with his family.
SYLVIE ALLOUCHE, Administrator
Originally from Lyon, France, Sylvie ALLOUCHE lived in Shanghai for 5 years before arriving in Vancouver, on the North Shore, in August 2010. Self-employed since 2001 (in Life Coaching NLP-Hypnosis), she knows the business world also to have worked for 11 years as Head of Corporate commercial in the service (finance packages, commercial training).
Sylvie now accompanies individuals (70% of Francophones) to more success and to be well in individual sessions or personal development workshops. She is also often asked to lead workshops for organizations such as SDE or RFCB.