Zen Tharani

Executive Coach
Expertise: Consulting Services, Healthcare, Social Services, Non-Profit Sector, Management Consulting, Corporate Training, Leadership Development, Thought Partnership, Strategic Planning and Advisory, Recruitment, and Organizational Change

Zen Tharani

Zen Tharani is a leader in the digital health space, with over 25 years of extensive experience in management consulting, healthcare innovation, and informatics. As the CEO and Founder of Xenex Consulting Inc., based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Zen has been at the forefront of advancing digital health solutions through strategic consultancy, leveraging his deep expertise in Health Information Science and Health Informatics.

His academic endeavors, marked by his roles as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria and an Executive Fellow at Woxsen University in India, have solidified Zen's reputation as a leading authority in healthcare education and digital transformation. His strategic insights and dedication have also been pivotal in his roles as a board member of Digital Health Canada and the Executive Director of Digital Health Strategic Initiatives for the British Columbia Ministry of Health, significantly influencing the digital health framework within Canada.

Zen's certification as an Executive Coach from Ivey Business School (Canada) further exemplifies his commitment to leadership excellence, mentoring the next cadre of healthcare leaders and professionals. His accolade as a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award recipient underscores his impactful contributions to enriching Canada’s multicultural landscape and the healthcare sector at large.

His deep-rooted commitment to societal advancement is evident through his extensive volunteer work and mentorship programs, aimed at empowering emerging professionals across Canada. His active participation in initiatives that resonate with the UNDP's mission to eradicate poverty reflects his broader vision for a sustainable and inclusive global community.

Zen and his family have the privilege of living, working, and playing on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. He is committed to building strong relationships with Indigenous communities and promoting cultural awareness and understanding.