Hema Bhatt

Vice-President, Natu’Oil Services
Co-Founder, Bhatt Group of Companies

Hema immigrated to Canada in 2003 and in the following year started Natu’oil Services in partnership with her husband. Following the initial success of Natu’Oil, they setup Global Agri-Trade Corporation in the US in 2006.

Natu’oil Services specializes in international trade of palm oil-based ingredients for animal feed and food manufacturing industries. The mission is to be the premier supplier of oils and fats to all industries using highly streamlined logistics, customer service par excellence and products of the highest quality. Natu’oil distributes the Olera brand of Certified Sustainable Palm Shortenings and Oils as well as Copia Coconut Oils and is a member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil with certified supply chain status.

The Bhatt Group of Companies is involved in the development, marketing, and distribution of products primarily from palm and coconut oils into animal nutrition, human food, and technical industries in Canada, USA, Malaysia, Singapore and India.

As a firm believer in giving back to society, the Bhatt family annually sponsor a medical camp in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Initially, the camp only performed cataract surgeries, Now, it has grown rapidly to cater to family medicine, dental, orthopedic and gynecology services. The neighbouring schools are also supported with notebooks, desks, chairs, blackboards and water coolers.

On the local front the Bhatt family also supports the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, Gujarati Society Of BC, Share Food Bank, Terry Fox Foundation, and Miracle Connection (supporting refugee families).

Hema is also a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade and Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. She is the Vice President of the BC India Business Network as well as, on the board of governors of the Canada India Foundation.