AJ is a professional chef and owner of the Otter Trail Winery and Bistro, currently under construction, located on 248th Street on Langley’s Historic Otter Trail.
AJ has a deep understanding of governance and policy as it has been a huge part of his life since he was a child. Prior to relocating to British Columbia in 1993, the Cheema family lived in Winnipeg where his father, Dr. Gulzar Cheema, was the first Punjabi elected as an MLA.
AJ served as a Special Assistant to the Minister of Public Service and Procurement and has an extensive background in business development and operations. He worked as the Manager of India Operations for RCI Capital Group and as the Vice President of Corporate Development for San Group where he was responsible for Corporate, Government and Aboriginal Relations.
AJ lives in Salmon River with his two young sons.