Rajesh Uttamchandani joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in 2012 as a member of the Human Resources Committee.
Rajesh is currently Chief People Officer and Managing Director at Zafin. Prior to this role, Rajesh was a consultant and advisor to Deloitte Human Capital Consulting, Global Head of Human Resources for CIBC’s Wholesale Bank, Corporate Risk Group and Corporate Development, Group Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at CIBC Mellon and, and Head of Gap Inc. Canada’s Corporate Office.
As a lawyer, Rajesh brings a wealth of experience to the Institute with regard to legal and workplace issues, which is significant as the Institute continues its research into the intersection of work obligations and family responsibilities.
Active in his professional associations, Rajesh teaches two courses in the Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Program at the University of Toronto. Rajesh is an active member of his community and he has worked on several United Way campaigns.
Rajesh is married and lives in Toronto.