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.”
Born in Mumbai, India, Mr. Ajmera holds a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Detroit. Following his graduation, he moved to Canada in 1974, where he 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.
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 generously supported the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation through the establishment of the Soham & Shaila Ajmera Family Transplant Centre and the Soham & Shaila Ajmera Family Chair in Molecular Diabetes Research. He has also served as member of the ‘Diwali – A Night to Shine’ Event Committee and in May 2009 hosted a dinner in support of diabetes research. In 2009, FGF Brands was a presenting sponsor of the Ladies on the Links golf event raising funds for the mechanical heart program.