On The Brink | Sagar Saxena | Episode #58

Born and raised in India, Sagar’s passion for international business led him to pursue graduate studies from Cardiff University in the U.K. After completing his MBA in 2009, Sagar returned to India and began Caravan O Herbs, an agriculture-based company with the vision of combatting unethical business practices and unreliable supply chains through corporate social responsibility. Eventually, Caravan O Herbs carved a niche within India, Europe, and the United States.

In 2014, Sagar shifted with his family to Canada and shortly after that joined the University of Northern British Columbia’s Research Office, focusing on partnerships and new initiatives. In 2016, Sagar began a career with School District 91 as their first Partnerships Officer. In 2020, Sagar joined YELL Canada as the Director of Programs and Operations for Northern B.C. While promoting and nurturing new strategic alliances, Sagar is committed to exploring new sustainable economic growth models within the remote communities of northern British Columbia.

During his years in Northern B.C., Sagar has initiated several programs that continue to generate substantial funding, drive economic development, and create accessible opportunities for rural communities and youth. Two of his self-initiated projects were showcased by the B.C. Government.

Sagar is also fondly referred as a “Northern Connector” by his network. Sagar is also an Impact Investor, Co founder of Boreal Sierra Capital and Bucky Technologies, strategic adviser to multiple Startup companies, and a former Executive in Residence for Hub Space in Prince George. In 2018, Sagar was selected as a Top 40 under 40 by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce. Additionally,

Sagar plays an active role in many boards and organizations throughout British Columbia; Board member of Women’s Enterprise Centre, Advisory board of Our Satya Foundation, Board member of YMCA of Northern BC, Former board member of Innovation Central Society and former Representative of BC India Business Network.

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