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Full Name
Sampat Poddar
Spouse Name
Taruna Poddar
Business / Occupation
Owner -Manager
Address line 1
407- 27 Queen Street East
Postcode / ZIP
M5C 2M6
Country / Region
State / County
Mr. Sampat Poddar is the founding president and CEO of Byrex Gems Inc. He built the company from its inception to a major supplier of precious stones and jewelry to the jewelry industry in Canada. Now for the past years He has also got involved in the construction industry and has successfully completed a townhomes project in Ottawa. Mr. Poddar as a gemstone dealer has served as a director on various Industry boards such as (1) Diamond Bourse of Canada, (2)Canadian Jewellers Association, (3)International Colorstone Association, (4)American Gem and Trade Association. (5)Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Poddar was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his untiring efforts and for his philanthropic investments in social innovations. Mr. Poddar was also honoured with the 'Lifetime Achievement award by RANA USA in 2014 for his philanthropic contributions. Mr. Poddar graduated from the University of Rajasthan in 1974 and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Queen’s University and also holds an MBA in Business Finance from McMaster University. He has dedicated the better part of his life to spiritual advancement, philanthropy and increasing the prominence of the Indian business community in Canada. Through his charitable trust, Mr. Poddar has made the commitment and is in the process of improving access to health care, education and spirituality with focus on initiatives in Rajasthan and Canada.
First name
Sampat Poddar