A caring, competent, community builder, Surekha Shenoy brings fairness and opportunity to the Kitchener South-Hespeler Riding. A resident of the area since 1995, she earned her M.Sc. in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, and an MBA in Finance and Operations from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. Surekha and her husband live in Cambridge with their two daughters.
Surekha has a passion for volunteering and supporting community initiatives, such as “Youth On Board” mentoring, East Indian Community Walkathon of Waterloo Region, and Trinity Community Table (Soup Kitchen). A strong believer in an inclusive society, Surekha has a successful track record in actively supporting Indigenous peoples’ issues and minority groups in support of greater community contributions. As the past Chair of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF), she has championed many initiatives at CMHF. From building strategies and fundraising for WeCareCMH, to engaging with diverse community groups to build a better community, Surekha has demonstrated the hard work needed to produce effective results.
Surekha is a former TD financial services executive, and has enjoyed over 12 years in the banking industry with a proven track record of helping small businesses achieve success. She has led and motivated professionals to engage in community building, fundraising, and as a confident public speaker, campaigned for important community issues, fairness, and opportunity.