Anita Punamiya


Business, Faculty of

Saint John
1 506 648 5746

Anita wears multiple hats – she is an entrepreneur, a management consultant and an educator. Anita is a part-time professor at University of New Brunswick (UNB), Saint John campus and teaches ‘Cross-Cultural Communications and Negotiations’ and ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ at the UNBSJ MBA program. In the past she has also taught ‘Diversity in the Work-place” at the Public Service Management Program at the College of Extended Learning at UNB, Fredericton and the ‘Role of Culture in Healthcare’ to 4th year Nursing students at UNBSJ.

As an entrepreneur, Anita has founded multiple businesses in Canada; she is the founder and CEO of CompreCultures Ltd. (2007) and Art4Life Inc. Inc. (2017). She is also the co-founder of Shaping Purpose Inc (2013).

Anita is a management consultant and specializes in cross-cultural communications and international business. Some of her clients include Qualcomm (US & India), Bell-Aliant, Mariner Partners Inc., Saint John Regional Hospital, Innovatia, City of Saint John, and Enterprise Saint John among others. As a management consultant, Anita has also worked for three levels of government on various projects related to immigration, settlement and integration of immigrants in NB. In keeping with her love for entrepreneurship, Anita had managed the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program to support immigrant entrepreneurs in Saint John (Apr 2010 - Mar 2013), and accepted the role of CEO at Propel ICT, a Pan-Atlantic accelerator for ICT startups (Feb 2016 - June 2017).