Raghwa Gopal is CEO of Accelerate Okanagan. He is a serial entrepreneur who was instrumental in starting, growing and selling numerous businesses over the last 30 years, the latest being Vadim Software.
Raghwa has been directly involved with and has extensive experience in of mergers and acquisitions. He currently sits on the boards of numerous businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He is a certified Business and Executive Coach and has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by BDC and as a Technology Innovator.
Raghwa volunteers for the Rotary Club of Kelowna and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, loves playing golf and soccer, loves traveling to different parts of the world, and tries and hibernate in Fiji during winter months.
He is an Honorary Fellow and former Entrepreneur in Residence of Okanagan College and a Director of the Okanagan College Foundation. He is President of the Okanagan Angel Network and a member of the Executive Board of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission. He is Vice President of the Project Literacy Kelowna Society and is a member of the Leadership Cabinet for United Way of the Central Okanagan and South Okanagan/ Similkameen. He is a former Director of the Okanagan Science and Technology Council.