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“Can Elephants Really Dance? – What Does It Take to Transform a 252-Years Young Institution Called Canada Post?”

Tuesday, January 12th at 4:30pm 16 months ago
Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall (2nd Floor, South Building) 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON
The Canada Post Group of Companies consists of the core Canada Post segment and its three non-wholly owned principal subsidiaries, Purolator Holdings Ltd., SCI Group Inc. and Innovapost Inc. This $8-billion group is the largest enabler of remote trade and commerce in the country through its postal and logistics network. Its 75,000 employees serve over 15 million Canadian addresses delivering over 9 billion pieces every year. Within a short period of four years, Canada Post has taken a leadership position in delivering online purchases (B2C) enabling a whole new revolution in Canadian e-tailing. The operations of the Canada Post Group of Companies are funded by the revenue generated by the sale of its products and services, not taxpayer dollars. Canada Post has a mandate from the Government of Canada to remain financially self-sufficient and to provide a standard of postal service that is affordable and meets the needs of the people of Canada.

BIOGRAPHY: As President and CEO, Deepak Chopra is responsible for running the Canada Post group of companies. Under Mr. Chopra’s leadership, Canada Post has taken major steps to redefine its role in an increasingly digital economy. Mr. Chopra has more than 25 years of global experience in the financial services and postal industry. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America. Mr. Chopra is a passionate supporter of Canada’s diverse communities and aboriginal entrepreneurship. He serves on the boards of Canada Post Corporation, Purolator, SCI Group and the Conference Board of Canada, and chairs the board of the Canada Post Community Foundation, a charity devoted to children’s causes.

SESSION HOST: Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor of International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
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