Jaymal Ruparell is President & CEO of RJR Enterprises Ltd., which holds assets for residential and commercial development projects in Calgary and surrounding areas. Prior to 2010, Jaymal was also owner of Sunridge Nissan Ltd., an auto dealership that he operated for 27 years, where he was a recipient of the Award of Merit and consistently ranked in the top 5 dealerships in the country. Mr. Ruparell has been involved in multiple other business ventures in Southern Alberta, including construction, travel and hospitality.
Jaymal has served as a Board Governor with various non-profits and educational institutions during his career, and currently serves on the Board of Columbia College. He has previously served on the Board of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School for 9 years and the Board of Directors at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, amongst other duties as auditor and advisor to various organizations in the Calgary community.
He graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Commerce (1977) and his CMA (Certified Management Accountant) in 1981. Prior to pursuing his own entrepreneurial ventures, he worked for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells (Chartered Accountant).
Jaymal has lived in Calgary since 1973. Jaymal has been involved with the United Way in Calgary since 2011. He joined the Board in 2012 and is a past member of the Community Impact Committee and currently Chair of the Board’s Investment Committee and a member of the Finance & Audit Committee.