Shakeel Bharmal

Senior Vice President

Shakeel Bharmal is an experienced business leader, management consultant, facilitator, and leadership coach. He has driven revenue growth by aligning customer-focused strategy with operational execution. His experience includes leading start-ups, process and organization transformations, product launches and turn-arounds.

Shakeel is the head of the leadership coaching, and strategic alignment practice at The Summit Group, a global sales and marketing transformation firm with a thirty-year history helping Fortune 1000 firms grow revenue and create value for their largest clients. He is also the founder of OceanBlue Strategic, a leadership coaching, facilitation, and consulting firm focused on helping leaders, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams embrace the challenges and opportunities in rapidly changing business environments. He is a practicing leadership coach with the Ivey Academy at the Ivey Business School and an ICF accredited Certified Leadership Coach.

His leadership experience includes 7 years as chief operating officer for the Canadian unit of a global NGO. In the corporate sector he served as general manager of global logistics, and director of marketing and sales effectiveness at Purolator. Other experiences include: management roles in the retail and wholesale oil & gas sector; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in management at the University of British Columbia and Gold Platinum Institute in Russia; and as a strategy consultant to clients in aerospace, automotive, aviation, energy, internet, and transportation industries.

Shakeel holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School, where he graduated as Class Valedictorian. He emigrated with his family from Tanzania as a child, grew up in Vancouver, BC, and is currently based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.