Riyaz Devji

Riyaz Devji was elected to First West’s board in 2018. He currently serves on the Risk, Investment and Loan and Human Resources committees. He also serves as a director of the First West Foundation.

Riyaz attended the University of British Columbia prior to embarking on a successful career in the food and beverage industry. Riyaz has owned and operated successful food and beverage companies including North American Tea and Coffee Inc. and Associated Brands. Riyaz was part of a team that successfully merged those two companies and in 2013 sold the new entity to Treehouse Foods— a $7 billion company that has more than 50 manufacturing plants and 15,000 employees. Riyaz currently works as a management consultant for Treehouse Foods/Associated Brands.

During his time as a First West board member, Riyaz has been able to contribute using his strong business savvy and experience.

Riyaz’s key board competencies include business growth and transformation, entrepreneurial leadership and people and culture.

Riyaz also serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of British Columbia.