Eyes Open International is proud to announce the appointment of Praveen Agrawal as the Executive Head of the Ontario Region in Canada. Mr. Agrawal not only brings with him many years of professional experience, but also a true desire to do good in the world. We are honored to have him as a member of the EOI Canada team.

You can learn more about Praveen below:

Praveen Agrawal is a certified professional with extensive experience in the financial world. He is a Gold Medalist-MBA Finance graduate from BK School of Business Management in India. After his post-graduation, he started his career with STATE BANK OF INDIA, which is one of the largest banks in India.Within a short span, he was promoted to middle management and was working as a Branch Manager in
the city of Vadodara in the State of Gujarat.

During his professional tenure, he realized there are a significant number of people in rural areas, especially vulnerable or marginalized populations, who are excluded from mainstream financial channels, face discrimination, and are exploited for lack of knowledge and support. During his rural assignments, he was instrumental in implementing financial inclusion initiatives and promoting digital banking in these regions. He worked in close coordination with Gram Sarpanch, Govt. Departments and Asha woman workers for the upliftment of farmers and women in the area. He brought these families into mainstream financial channels by extending them loans for farming and other business ventures through coordinating with local government departments. He promoted saving habits amongst villagers by introducing them with the concept of the systematic investment plan and group savings. He was actively involved in organizing informational and educational workshops for women, youth, and farmers.

Throughout his career, helping others has been an integral part of who he is. He chose a career in the financial world because he believed he could make a difference in the lives of families. Mr. D’Souza became acquainted with him when he was visiting bank where Parveen was working as a Branch Manager. He was certainly impressed by his personality and his vision to help and bolster the people around him. Praveen decided to elevate his career and shifted to Canada in 2018. He currently works in the financial industry in Canada.

He is an active member of the community in Canada and participates in various initiatives to help and support families. In his spare time, he loves reading self contemplating books. He firmly believes in the quote “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” – by Lily Tomlin. He has been actively in touch with Harold and always a propagator of Harold’s philosophies and initiatives. He
decided to join Eyes open international as the Executive Head of the Ontario Region and is fully committed to supporting the community in combating human trafficking through empowerment.

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  • Caroline Pugh-Roberts

    I work at Salvation Army inLondon Ontario exclusively with trafficked persons and have been running a successful exit b orogram. I would live to meet/ speak!!!!

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