The Canadian Race Relations Foundation celebrated the accomplishments of Nitya Varma, by presenting him with the Community Champion Special Award at the 2014 Awards of Excellence, held November 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Nitya has over 45 years of Canadian professional work experience covering consulting, university teaching, research, manufacturing, design, construction projects, management and international telecom assignments. He retired from Bell Canada in 1996 as Director, Corporate Planning and Analysis.
Currently, he is President and CEO of ANASA Group Inc., a management consulting and real estate development company.
He was Senior Advisor at Saudi Telecom Company (1999–2000)to help prepare them for privatization. He served on the Board of Directors of Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for two consecutive terms (1998–2004).
Despite the fact that Nitya has had a very demanding professional career, he always found time to help others and at the same time has been able to successfully raise three children. Nitya made enormous contributions to the community at large, over the past 45 years. Throughout his life he has served on the Board of Directors of numerous professional, social, cultural, religious and charitable organizations. He has received many volunteer awards for his dedication, commitment and hard work.