As the CEO and Chairman of EY Canada, Jad Shimaly is a seasoned executive with deep financial and operational experience. A leader in shaping and implementing innovative transformation and organization redesign strategies, he brings more than 20 years of experience in advancing business performance.
Previously, Jad served on the EY Canada Executive Committee as Managing Partner for Consulting, helping to evolve the practice’s capabilities into risk and regulatory, management and IT consulting across a variety of sectors. Under his leadership, the Consulting practice became the employer of choice for some of Canada’s top talent and is now positioned to help companies solve today’s most complex issues.
Jad earned his MBA from Case Western Reserve University and his BS in Business Economics from Notre Dame University. Jad currently serves as EY Canada’s Chief Inclusiveness Officer and is a champion of diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. He is also 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 is based in Toronto.
How Jad 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.”