Jad Shimaly is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of EY Canada. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in advancing business performance, Jad brings deep financial and operational experience to his leadership role, shaping and implementing innovative transformation and organizational redesign strategies across Canada.
Before becoming Chair and CEO, Jad led EY Canada’s Consulting service line, significantly growing the practice and developing risk, regulatory, business and IT consulting capabilities across a variety of sectors. During his tenure, the practice became an employer of choice, and continues to be touted among leading Canadian organizations for its top talent.
Jad serves as EY Canada’s Chief Inclusiveness Officer and is a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion. He is actively involved in addressing issues of poverty and supporting low-income communities as part of the United Way Greater Toronto Campaign Cabinet, and as a board member of Pathways to Education. He also sits on the board of directors of the BlackNorth Initiative, serves as a member of the Business Council of Canada and is a member of the Canadian Directors Network.
Jad earned his MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and his BS in Business Economics from Notre Dame University in Beirut.
How Jad Shimaly is building a better working world
“Building a better working world is an ongoing commitment to improving the economic and social landscape. It’s not something we will or won’t achieve. We have to work at it as an ongoing process. And to be successful, all businesses must embrace a sense of curiosity, collaboration and creativity, which means inspiring people to have an openness to new ideas, solutions and ways of working. And EY is doing just that: reimagining the future of our business and that of EY clients.
I’m proud of all of our efforts — from investing in new digital capabilities to transforming the workplace and advocating for diversity — to help build a better working world.”