Top 40: Pardeep Khrod
Contributed - May 03, 2021 - People in Business

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Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Over 40” program.

Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Over 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the seventh year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will be featured throughout the year on Okanagan Edge.


Over the span of her professional career, Pardeep Khrod has had extensive experience in forming and leading teams, while creating a collaborative family culture wherever she’s worked.

With a background in operations, marketing, health, and fundraising, she uses the skills she has acquired to bring the best out in herself and others, while producing world-class results.

In her current role as executive director of BC Cancer Foundation-Interior, it is imperative to listen to the community, she says, and work together to raise critical funds to enhance research, outcomes, and care for those facing a cancer diagnosis.

Khrod emphasizes the importance of community, and the great work of BC Cancer staff, stakeholders and supporters. Cancer doesn’t stop, she says, and neither will they.

She is happy to live in Kelowna and call the Interior home.

Khrod describes herself as a charismatic, transformative leader who builds collaborative teams that perform with autonomy within boundaries.

She strongly believes the culture that is built at work should reflect that of community and family; after all, many hours are spent in work environments together, and being in each other’s corner goes a long way. Khrod takes pride in working with others to achieve common goals and also in helping people achieve their potential as well.

Her mantra is to be driven and focused on results, while never forgetting the enjoy the process, and appreciate those who have played key roles along the way.

Bucket list? She believes in filling your bucket with gratitude and working together to achieve great things. Without community and people pulling the rope in the same direction, it is very difficult to move the dial. Together, we can!

Khrod’s volunteerism includes Future of Health Care Forum with UBCO, Accelerate Okanagan, BC Cancer, and volunteering at her children’s school and in their extracurricular activities.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from UBC and a financial management designation from BCIT.

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