Shakeel Bharmal

Senior Vice President

Shakeel Bharmal is an experienced business and non-profit leader with a proven track record at the senior management level, as well as a consultant, teacher, and management coach. He has demonstrated the ability to drive revenue growth by aligning customer-focused strategy with operational execution. His experience includes leading start-ups, process and organization transformations, product launches, and turn-around situations.

In addition to being a senior member of the Summit team, he is a practicing executive coach and a member of the Ivey Coaching Network at the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business. For the past 7 years he has been the chief operating officer and director of resource development for an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. Prior to this he launched The Summit Group in Canada, where he focused on teaching business acumen to sales teams, and developing and coaching sales and marketing leaders’ capabilities in the online, transportation, construction, biotech, medical equipment, and pharmaceutical industries.

His leadership experience in the supply chain and logistics industry includes serving as general manager of global logistics, and director of marketing and salesforce effectiveness at Purolator. Other experiences include: management roles in the retail and wholesale oil & gas sector; teaching supply chain and general management at the University of British Columbia and Gold Platinum Institute in Russia; and as a strategy consultant to clients in aerospace, natural gas, energy, and transportation industries.

Shakeel holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he graduated as Valedictorian. He is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.