Kiruba Sankar

As a global leader for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at RBC Procurement, Kiruba is responsible for the strategy development and execution of the CSR program for Global Procurement, which includes the supplier diversity program, responsible procurement and community procurement activities. To enable the program’s success, Kiruba works collaboratively with various procurement category managers to support supplier diversity program goals. He acts as the CSR advocate within RBC procurement as well as to external stakeholders and suppliers. Prior to his current role, he was director, Procurement, responsible for the IT professional service category supporting technology and operations across all business units of RBC.

Before joining RBC, Kiruba managed the system and server product distribution for Tech Data Canada. Prior to immigrating to Canada, as a general manager, he introduced Emachine PCs and servers to the Dubai market. Kiruba was also a regional manager of Middle East operations for Taiwan’s largest systems manufacturer, First International Computers. In addition, he set up MegaPlus International, a systems integrator company, in Dubai and in Sydney, Australia.