Shafiq Punjani is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bridlepath Properties Group, an integrated group of companies, involved in the development, management, financing and investment of commercial and residential real estate in Southern Ontario. The Bridlepath Properties Group is part of the Punjani Family’s global business interests, which also include companies in the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and East Africa, primarily in the Healthcare, Real Estate and Automotive industries. Shafiq has managed various family businesses throughout the globe over the last 30 years, since graduating with a Master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics.
Outside of the office, Shafiq is avidly involved with the philanthropic activities of the Punjani Family, being a trustee of the Punjani Charitable Trust, established in the United Kingdom, as well as a director of the MP Charitable Foundation, established in Canada. His community involvements include being a Board member and Treasurer of the Duke Heights BIA, one of the largest Business Improvement Areas in Ontario; as well as the past Chair and key member of the Capital Projects Committee of the ISIJ of Toronto, where he helped build and raise funds for the Jaffari Community Centre, a $30 million, 135,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art, multi-purpose Religious, Educational, Sports and Community Complex. Shafiq is currently involved in the ISIJ’s 750,000 sq. ft mixed-use development of its 29 acre site, which includes a School, two mid-rise Seniors and Condominium Buildings, sixty Townhomes and a four level Parkade.
Shafiq resides in Vaughan, and enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and traveling around the globe.