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Deloitte Canada appoints Sarah Qadeer as Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and partner

Toronto, November 30, 2020 – Deloitte is pleased to welcome Sarah Qadeer as newly appointed Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Sarah joins as Chief Legal Officer, partner and member of the Executive Team.

Based in Toronto and reporting to Anthony Viel, Managing Partner and Chief Executive, Deloitte Canada, Sarah will be responsible for leading the firm’s legal strategy and overseeing the in-house legal and corporate governance team for Canada and Chile. 

A proven leader, Sarah has had broad and varied experience in corporate and regulatory matters at a leading national law firm and in the capital markets arm of a large financial institution, prior to her tenure as general counsel at The Home Depot of Canada Inc. She is a bilingual graduate of McGill University’s civil
and common law program. 

A passionate community leader, Sarah is the president of Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of over 110 general counsel across Canada who are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in business and the legal profession. Sarah has been widely recognized for her business and legal achievements including: WXN Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women; Canada’s GC Powerlist; and finalist for Canadian General Counsel of Year (Business Achievement).

“Sarah joins Deloitte Canada with exceptional legal and business pedigree.  She has over 22 years of experience, most recently as general counsel and member of the executive team of a multi-billion-dollar subsidiary of a global retailer” said Anthony Viel. “Her experience and business acumen will position Sarah as a strategic and impactful leader of Deloitte Canada. We are incredibly proud and delighted to welcome her to the firm.” 

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories bringing world-class capabilities, insights, and service to address clients’ most complex business challenges. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Our global Purpose is making an impact that matters. At Deloitte Canada, that translates into building a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. We believe we can achieve this Purpose by living our shared values to lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact. 

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