TORONTO (November 1, 2022) – Givex Information Technology Group Ltd. ("Givex") (TSX: GIVX) announced today the appointment of Divya Kulkarni to its Board of Directors.
“As we enter the last quarter of our first year as a public company, we are laser focused on future growth, and adding Divya to our Board of Directors is a huge step forward for Givex,” said Don Gray, CEO of Givex. “Her background in finance, audit and PR and marketing will be a nice complement to our strong board, and we look forward to harnessing her experience as we enter the next phase of our consistent growth.”
Kulkarni has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, PR, finance, audit and general management experience. She began her career at GE, where she held progressive leadership roles in Finance and Audit across Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, as part of the elite Global Audit Team. Following GE, she created the Internal Audit Division for global mining companies Noranda and Falconbridge and served as a Board Member for a Noranda/Falconbridge joint venture. Since 2015, she has been an entrepreneur leading PR, store design, new store construction and sales and marketing at Showcase, the Home of the Hottest Trends with 125+ stores coast to coast. Kulkarni is also a Director of the Kulkarni Family Private Equity Group with investments in manufacturing, retail, and finance across North America, Europe and Asia.
"As Givex continues to grow, I look forward to leveraging my background in retail, finance/audit and acquisition integration to help Givex achieve its goals," said Kulkarni.
In her spare time, Kulkarni has been a strong advocate for the disabled through Abilities to Work (affiliated with the Government of Canada and Ontario Government) where she has been a Board Member and Treasurer since 2018. She is also a regular supporter of Wilfrid Laurier’s MBA and undergraduate Business programs, acting as a Guest Lecturer and Judge for Business competitions. She has been the Keynote Speaker for the Women In Toys Canadian chapters and is also a regular participant at the Deloitte Women’s CEO Roundtable. Kulkarni holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Givex (TSX: GIVX) (OTCQX: GIVXF) is a global fintech company providing merchants with customer engagement, point of sale and payment solutions, all in a single platform. We are integrated with 1000+ technology partners, creating a fully end-to-end solution that delivers powerful customer insights. Our platform is used by some of the world's largest brands, comprising approximately 118,000 locations across more than 100 countries. Learn more at givex.com.
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