Abdul Bhaloo, Chairman and CEO
Our company founder and the driving force behind Unicare’s operational vision and controlled growth is Abdul, who emigrated to Canada in 1975 after operating a public accounting practice in Mombasa, Kenya. As a long-time representative with Sun Life Canada, Abdul received many honours and awards for his achievements, including being inducted to the Sun Life Hall of Fame in 2001.
With wide-ranging experience in the ownership and management of successful ventures, Abdul turned his attention to the goal of enhancing the experience and quality of life at seniors residences. At Unicare, he combines his business acumen with a dedication to operating superior senior living communities that enrich the lives of all those who walk through their doors.
Hassan Hemani, Director
Hassan is responsible for ensuring the buildings in Unicare’s seniors communities consistently meet the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort. A marketing and business administration graduate of Simon Fraser University, he is well versed in building construction and design. Hassan has worked with several large organizations to introduce innovative achievements at Unicare properties. His work with BC Hydro’s Power Smart at Unicare facilities earned him the BC Hydro Award of Excellence for Power Smart initiatives.
Hassan is actively involved in shaping the master planned community at the Lakes of Muirfield, a 350-acre golf and residential development in Lyalta, Alberta. He is active in voluntary service within the community and has a lead role in economic planning matters within the British Columbia Ismaili congregation.
Shams Bhaloo, Director
Shams oversees the daily operations of all Unicare residences. His broad understanding of management and operations, along with his meticulous attention to detail, ensures that every Unicare residence maintains its high standards of excellence. A graduate of Yale and Boston Universities, Shams has more than 40 years experience in food-service ownership and management, as well as teaching and education.
For more than 30 years Shams has been active in the community, working with a number of voluntary service organizations that enrich people’s lives. This work has given him a hands-on understanding of the culture and context of community needs and the wisdom to guide the response to our residents' expectations.
Arif Mawani, Director and Operations Management
Arif has been the operations supervisor for the Orchard Park residence in Washington State since 1999, as well as contributing to the management and operations of all Unicare’s seniors residences. Arif is keenly interested in enhancing the well being of Unicare residents through healthy lifestyle and is uniquely qualified to shape our health and wellness programs, having been a respected tennis and badminton instructor at the University of British Columbia for many years and a champion badminton player himself.
Arif has earned many athletic and leadership awards, including the 2001 Award of Excellence in Badminton. He was honoured to coach the Under-18 Canadian Team at Wimbledon and the Under-21 Team at the Western Canada Summer and Winter Games. Arif continues to teach badminton and tennis through his company Shuttle Sport International. As president of Rodan Enterprises, Arif brings his extensive operations experience in the retail industry to the Unicare family.
Rustam Moloo, Director and Finance Management
Rustam guides the operations and administration at the headquarters level and also provides valuable input for the senior management team in overseeing all Unicare residences.
Rustam has an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University, is a BC CGA and holds the Chartered Administrator (UK) designation. Unicare’s operations benefit from his experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a national food-processing company, as well as his work with Revenue Canada and a Canadian venture-capital company.
Active in the community for over 40 years, including volunteer work with numerous educational and health care non-profit organizations, Rustam believes strongly in the value of contributing to one’s community through service.