Managing Partner of Deloitte Canada and Chile’s Risk Advisory practice
Recognized as a cross-industry leader, Poonam is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Canada and Chile’s Risk Advisory practice, sitting on both Deloitte Canada’s Executive and the global Executive for Risk Advisory. In this role, she is responsible for setting the strategy and vision for the practice, leading 140 partners and over 1,400 people, and driving the firm’s growth to remain the dominant risk consulting practice in the country, while maintaining and promoting Canada’s pre-eminent place in some of the most current client priorities, such as Sustainability and Managed Cyber Services.
In over 20 years of consulting experience, Poonam has led several large transformation and cost reduction projects particularly in Finance, Risk, Internal Audit, Compliance and Supply Chain functions and now brings that leadership in her contributions towards the global Risk Advisory strategy and positioning. Before taking on the Managing Partner role for Canada and Chile, Poonam led the Toronto practice for Risk Advisory and also founded and led its Cost Recovery practice for the Energy and Resources practice globally. Under her leadership, the Toronto risk practice doubled, positioning itself as the dominant consulting practice in the firm’s client segments.
Poonam has had several senior roles over the course of her career including the Canadian Lead Client Services Partner on one of the largest integrated Oil and Gas company globally and the Canadian Risk Leader for some of our largest Oil and Gas clients. Poonam is a tireless champion for gender diversity in leadership and broader inclusivity. She served on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council from 2006-2010 and has sponsored more than 25 women to senior management and partnership roles. She currently represents Canada on the firm’s global Women in Leadership council for Risk Advisory with a goal to accelerate development of women at all levels and drive gender parity at the leadership level.
Poonam has a passion for building inclusive and high performance teams. Her brand is synonymous with courageous decision-making, and innovating and incubating new risk-related solutions to commercialization, with a relentless focus on addressing the most complex risk issues facing the firm’s clients.