Bashir Jaffer is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1976. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
Mr. Jaffer brings to Chemokine 30 years of extensive and diverse experience in public practice, entrepreneurial, professional, management and leadership roles in business and with community organizations. Mr. Jaffer was previously Chief Financial Officer of Veridicom International Inc., a publicly traded company in the field of biometric software and hardware development. Prior to that he was the owner and President of a travel management company from 1998 to 2003, and from 1983 to 1998, Mr. Jaffer was a partner at a firm of chartered accountants located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mr. Jaffer has previously worked for a public company and an international CA firm in London, UK and also with KPMG (previously Thorne Riddell) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (previously Coopers & Lybrand) in Vancouver. Mr. Jaffer has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Canada and also as the Board Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Currently he serves on the Board of Providence Health Care.