Japman Bajaj

Director, TCT Board,  Alberta

Japman Bajaj is an award-winning entrepreneur with a penchant for building successful projects and businesses. A 2010 recipient of the Social Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award, and recognized in 2012 as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, he is an accomplished entrepreneur, a telecommunications executive at TELUS, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Trans Canada Trail, the world’s largest interconnected trail network.

Japman maintains active international relationships across a variety of global networks, most notable the Global Shapers Community, fostering transnational relationships and contributing to global thought leadership on a variety of topics ranging from governance and structure to partnerships and program development. Japman spearheaded the joint Calgary and Edmonton Bid to bring SHAPE North America to Canada for the first time ever in 2015. As Co-Chair, Japman supported a team of over 20 of Alberta’s top emerging leaders in delivering a unique and rare gathering of Global Shapers in North America. The 2015 SHAPE conference is the largest in the history of the event to date.

Japman was a co-founder of Soshal Group, a leading national digital media agency providing full-service digital services to Canada’s top education, medical, and private sector brands. As with in any startup, Japman wore many hats; he was also responsible for strategic direction and business development, as well as contributing to creative projects for clients.

A true tri-sector leader, Japman brings to his teams a focus on strategy, on delivery, on identifying revenue streams, and on building value-added products and services. No stranger to hard work and long hours, Japman is sought after to be a part of numerous community initiatives, start-ups and organizations.

Japman is a speaker on entrepreneurship, motivation, and youth leadership, and is an active philanthropist.