Yazdi Bharucha is a Chartered Accountant and retired senior business executive, with extensive financial management and real estate industry experience. He was a founder of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT), a TSX-listed REIT and one of Canada’s largest apartment landlords. He served as the chief financial officer and secretary from 1997 until his retirement in 2009. During this period, Yazdi was primarily responsible for financial and legal due diligence of property acquisitions, financial reporting and management, as well as oversight of major financing and capital market public offerings at CAPREIT.
Yazdi is a graduate of the Directors Education Program (ICD.D.), Rotman School of Management. He is currently serving as a Director and Chairman of the Transaction Committee of Genesis Land Development Corporation, a TSX-listed major Calgary land and housing developer. He is also currently serving as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Centric Health, a TSX-listed leading healthcare services company.
Yazdi was nominated in 2009 for Canada’s CFO of the Year Award by Financial Executives International Canada. He has a strong interest in health care issues, as well as in the health interests of the diverse communities served by Rouge Valley Health System, with which he has over 30 years’ experience through medical care provided to family and friends.