Managing Partner | StratExLead
Transformation, M&A, Post-merger integration, Program Execution, Strategic Growth Initiatives, FinTech leadership, Operational Excellence, Finance
Gurmeet Ahluwalia brings more than 20 years of experience helping organizations in different industries and geographies progress along their transformation journey. He has also recently been named one of nine members of the newly-formed Canada Statistics Advisory Council, tasked with advising the Minister of Innovation and the Chief Statistician of Canada on major issues and policies relevant to data and information relevant to Canadians.
Gurmeet has led major transformational programs including a wide-scale change to a 1000-branch retail network, internal cross-border acquisitions, sales of divisions, and reorganizations. He has worked with and for organizations in industries including Banking, Asset Management, Management Consulting, Technology, Consumer Products, Oil & Gas, Not-for Profits, and Government. Major projects have taken him across the world, including extensive time in the US,
Australia, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Korea, the UK, Poland, and Bermuda.
His key skillset and expertise includes transformation, leading major programs, financial and strategic business case creation and benefit review, operational improvement, relationship management with and for major Financial Services firms, and general management. Gurmeet holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Alberta. He was awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service, and was the Founding Chair of Sikhs Serving Canada, which currently operates 2 food banks in Mississauga, Ontario. He lives with his wife and 4 children in the Toronto area.