Rahul Bhardwaj, ICD President and CEO: In His Own Words


Fall 2020

Report on Business: Women Lead Here

CEO Speaker Series: “Women Lead Here” ~ ICD President and CEO, Rahul Bhardwaj was invited to participate in the inaugural Report on Business: Women Lead Here event. Along with four other senior leaders and influencers, the panellists shared their perspectives on where we are in terms of elevating women in the workplace and what needs to happen to further drive change.
Held on Friday, September 18, 2020 with almost 2,000 people in virtual attendance, the discussions were built around the findings of the Report on Business' industry-first assessment of Canada's largest public companies on diversity performance. The Women Lead Here list identifies the companies who are surpassing their peers on the metric of female representation in the C-suite and is available here.

For his session, Mr. Bhardwaj addressed the importance of moving from compliance to culture and what role board directors can play in achieving this pivot.

The Empire Club of Canada

Date: To be announced.
How Canada’s Board Directors Can Drive Canada's Covid-19 Recovery
Where the traditional definitions of the Board’s role and fiduciary duty are shifting at an extraordinary pace, boardroom decisions in the era of COVID-19 have even greater implications for the economy, environment and society as a whole.

Join us to hear Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors, share his insights and perspectives on the critical role boards and directors need to play and what type of leadership is required to put Canada on the road to recovery.

Event details will be provided shortly.


Previous events

Keynote Address: Changing Times = Changing Leadership

The Empire Club of Canada, Toronto
February 26, 2020
This event was sold out.

Collision Conference

June 23 – 25, 2020


If you are interested in having Rahul Bhardwaj speak at an event, please contact Annie Smith, Director, Communications and Public Affairs.