Prashant Pathak (Can/IND)
Prashant Shanker Pathak (born 1972) is an Indo-Canadian investor and businessman who lives in Toronto. He is managing partner of ReichmannHauer Capital Partners, a business building oriented principal investing and private equity firm based in Toronto. He along with Philip Reichmann and Frank Hauer launched the business in 2006. His partners were part of the leadership that built the original Olympia & York commercial real estate empire, which developed landmark properties such as Toronto's First Canadian Place and London's Canary Wharf.
He led the successful investments and exit in several businesses including Minacs, a business he helped create through the combination of Minacs with TransWorks an Indian BPO company and Black Photo Corporation that has over 116 premium stores across Canada, the company was purchased from Fujifilm in 2007 and sold to Telus corp. in 2010. Previous to this, Pathak was elected as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was leader of the North American Telecom Practice, the Financial Services Practices and also a leader of the Canadian Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice.
Pathak is engaged with several community and public causes. He helps run a social venture capital fund initiative, Project Beyshick, that nurtures prosperity and financial independence amongst First Nations communities and individuals by encouraging and mentoring entrepreneurial efforts.
Pathak is appointee of the Government of Canada to the BDC board. BDC is crown corporation financial institution wholly owned by the Government of Canada. He is an executive in residence with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, created by an Act of Parliament in 1984, APFC is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank on Canada's relations with Asia. He was previously on the board of the North York General Hospital, a leading multi-site regional teaching hospital servicing people in north central Toronto and southern York Region.