• Dean's Leadership Dialogues

    The Dean’s Leadership Dialogues feature our School’s most accomplished alumni and business leaders from around the world in a thoughtful and engaging fireside chat with Schulich Dean Detlev Zwick.

    The Leadership Dialogues provide a dynamic and interactive platform for members of the Schulich community and the public to engage with inspirational thought leaders and business pioneers on a wide range of issues – everything from leadership and sustainability to diversity and digital transformation. All the events will be recorded, so those who cannot attend can watch them later.


    Dean & Speaker Bios

Postponed – Date TBD
In-Person and  Live Stream
Schulich School of Business
Robert R. McEwen Auditorium
111 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3

Bharat Masrani (BBA ’78, MBA ’79, Hon LLD ’17)
Group President & CEO, TD Bank Group

Bharat’s career with TD spans more than 35 years and includes experience in retail, commercial, wholesale, wealth management and risk, with leadership roles in India, Europe, the U.S. and Canada. He is a member of the TD Bank Group Board of Directors, and currently serves on the boards of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and The Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Past Dean’s Leadership Dialogues

Kathleen Taylor (MBA/JD ’84, Hon LLD ’14)October 12, 2022, 7:00 pm EDT
In-Person and  Live Stream

Kathleen Taylor (MBA/JD ’84, Hon LLD ’14)
Chair of the Board, RBC

Kathleen (Katie) Taylor is Chair of the Board of RBC. She has served on the Board since 2001, where she has chaired the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committees, and served on the Audit and Risk Committees. Ms. Taylor also serves as Chair of Altas Partners, a Toronto-based private equity investment firm.


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Headshot of Vito Paladino, president of Audi CanadaSeptember 15, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT
In-Person and Live Stream

Vito Paladino (BBA ‘99, MBA ‘11)
President, Audi Canada

In 2013 Vito moved to Audi Canada as the Director for Sales Operations leading the company to new records. Audi Canada became the fastest growing premium car brand with an increase in sales of 75% over a five-year span. He has been the President of Audi Canada since September 1, 2020.


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Jasper Cheung Headshot

May 11th, 2022, 8:00 am EDT

Jasper Cheung (MBA ‘90)
President, Amazon Japan GK

Jasper Cheung joined Amazon after more than ten years of corporate finance experience for companies in Asia and North America. He began his Amazon career as Finance Director for Amazon.co.jp in December 2000, before becoming President of Amazon, K.K. in April 2001, and being named President of Amazon, G.K. in May 2016.


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Kim Parlee, VP of TD WealthMarch 1st, 2022, 7:00 pm (virtual)
The Leader’s Compass: Vision and Values

Kim Parlee (IMBA ’95)
VP, TD Wealth, and Host of Moneytalk on BNN Bloomberg and CTV

During her time at BNN, Kim has conducted over 15,000 live interviews with CEOs, prime ministers, and other leaders. Together, they will share their insights and stories about the role of personal values and vision in these ambiguous and challenging times.


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