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Ekta Mendhi

Ekta is a corporate and competitive strategy leader, and currently heads the Strategy function for Wealth Management and Commercial Banking at CIBC. She brings deep experience in the Management Consulting and Financial Services industries, spanning prominent Canadian and global multinational firms. In addition to her work with the Alliance, she is Co-Chair of WCM's Women in Leadership network; a member of the 30% Club Canada Steering Committee; a Director on the Board of the Rotman Vision Fund; and the architect of CIBC Wealth Management's 'Advancement through Active Sponsorship' initiative, that promotes and tracks the professional advancement of protégées as a direct result of sponsor efforts. Ekta's specific areas of focus are (a) increasing the numbers and impact of women on corporate boards, and (b) building a pipeline of women ready for senior management and board positions. Ekta has also been featured on the prestigious Investment Industry Association of Canada IIAC Top Under 40 list in 2016 and 2017.