Chair, Board of Trustees
Upkar Arora is co-founder and Managing Director of Illumina Partners, an independent financial advisory firm specializing in corporate turnarounds of mid-sized businesses that was formed in 2002. He has over twenty-five years of management experience in finance, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Illumina, Mr. Arora was Executive Vice-President of Reliance Aerotech. In 1999, he helped to establish a $400 million private equity fund sponsored by Onex Corporation called Oncap Investment Partners. From 1995-1999, Mr. Arora held senior financial and operational roles with TrizecHahn Corporation in Canada, the United States, and England. From 1988-1995, Mr. Arora held various finance related roles at Olympia & York Developments and Reichmann International. Mr. Arora is a CA, CMA and holds an ICD.D designation. Mr. Arora has been Chair of the Board since April 2010 and has been a Trustee on the Board since 2008.