Charlie Ponde was born in India and completed his university education in the city of Mumbai. Charlie immigrated to Canada 43 years ago. After working in the dental field, Charlie entered the real estate profession in 1992, to fulfill a passion for buying and selling real estate and for working with people. Charlie has been an active and full-time member of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton ever since. Charlie was first elected as a Director in 2003 and again in 2006.
Charlie was elected and served as the President of The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton in 2009 and now is a Life Member of the association. He served on numerous committees relating to real estate including AREX Claims Committee, the Edmonton Realtors’ Charitable Foundation (Governor and President), the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee, the Technology Committee and the Government and Political Action Committee.
An active member of the community, Charlie was involved with the: Affordable Housing Committee, Sign of Hope Campaign – Catholic Social Services, The Christmas Bureau, Realty Watch and the Neighborhood Watch Programs, St. Albert Lottery Board, St. Albert’s City Plan 2000 Advisory Committee (Municipal Development Plan) and the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association.
Charlie has been married to his wife Brenda for 30 years, has two married daughters and is very proud of his grandchildren. Charlie loves travelling, golf, fitness, Yoga, and spending quality time with his family and friends.