Serving on the Board since 2016, Mr. Sam Ajmera is Co-Founder of FGF Brands, which he co-founded in 2004 with his two sons; Ojus and Tejus. FGF Brands is a commercial bakery that produces an entire collection of authentic flatbreads sold under the brand name “Stonefire.”
Mr. Ajmera arrived in Canada in 1974 and co-founded Dough Delight with his brother Shreyas. By the time the company was sold in 1994 to Canada Bread, it was producing 5 million bagels and 3 million croissants a day.
Born in Mumbai, India, Mr. Ajmera holds a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Detroit. He moved to Canada following his graduation.
Mr. Ajmera is a supporter of BAPS Charities, a non-profit organization committed to humanitarian operations throughout the world in such diverse fields as medical, educational, environmental, community and disaster relief services. In April 2012, he also supported the Ajmera Family Chair in Urology at Sunnybrook Hospital to further pursue genetic research in prostate cancer.
In 2009, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) gave Mr. Ajmera the Entrepreneur Award in recognition of his achievements.
Mr. Ajmera has supported the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation as a member of the Diwali – A Night to Shine Event Committee. He also hosted a dinner in support of diabetes research in May 2009. In 2009, FGF Brands was a presenting sponsor of the Ladies on the Links golf event raising funds for the mechanical heart program.