GATINEAU, QC, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the
appointment of Nezhat Khosrowshahi to the Board of Trustees of the
National Gallery of Canada for a term of four years.
"I am very pleased that Ms. Khosrowshahi has accepted the invitation to
join the National Gallery's Board of Trustees," said Minister Moore.
"Her business acumen and extensive experience working with boards,
particularly in the arts, will be of great benefit to the Board and to
Nezhat Khosrowshahi immigrated to Canada in 1981 following a successful
career as an entrepreneur and member of several boards of directors in
her native Iran. She is the co-founder of Inwest Group of Companies
(now a member of Persis Group of Companies), which established Future
Ms. Khosrowshahi was a founding board member of the BC Women's
Foundation and the Vancouver Symphony Foundation, and has served on the
boards of several arts and educational organizations.
The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its
exceptional collections, respected for its scholarship, and applauded
for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels
of artistic knowledge.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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