Three decades after graduating from Concordia, Grewal has achieved immense business success as the oversight of 2,100 Subway restaurant franchises in the United States and Canada. He is CEO and president of Los Angeles-based OhCal Foods — one of the largest Subway developers in North America.
Grewal’s family — including wife Patwant and his three sons — are expressing their gratitude to Concordia with a gift to create the Hardeep Grewal MBA Scholarship Endowment at JMSB, which will produce opportunities for future students.
“Concordia’s MBA program is a gold standard, in Canada and internationally,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard. “There’s a circular effect. Many JMSB graduates do incredibly well. One way they show appreciation is by supporting Concordia students, who are in turn equally successful, and it keeps perpetuating.”
“Hardy’s life was transformed through education,” says Bram Freedman, Concordia’s vice-president of Advancement and External Relations. “Such a significant gift has the capacity of creating a multiplier effect. There will be future generations of business leaders who can be traced back to this generous donation.”
Promoting family values
For Grewal, doing well by his alma mater aligns with his family’s values and aspirations.