Councillor Tarik Sayeed
Tarik Sayeed, originally from Bangladesh, has lived in Penticton with his wife Tahira since 2008. He has held several leadership roles in Information Technology with companies such as JumpTV, Comcast, and First West Credit Union. In 2011, IT World Canada recognized Sayeed for his work by choosing him for its prestigious IT Manager of the Year Award; he finished in the top ten.
Tarik received his MBA from NJIT and has Executive Certifications in Leadership & Management from the University of Waterloo and MIT. He is an active community volunteer, Rotarian, and sits on the Board of Directors for the PENMAR Community Arts Society and PDCRS.
In January 2014, Tarik was recognized as Penticton's Top 40 Under 40 for "demonstrating excellence in community service, entrepreneurship, innovation, and business". Sayeed is well known in international news streams and the tech community. He was a guest speaker in Toronto for the largest TEDx conference in Canada.
Tarik supports economic growth through embracing technology, environmental care, and social belonging. He believes that Penticton has the opportunity to be recognized as The Role Model for Canada. "This is what I will strive for. This will be my filter for every decision I make as your councillor".
Tarik enjoys cooking and watching movies during his spare time. His favourite hobby is to explore and collect stamps on his passport to reflect on his adventures.