Bhavna Duggal is a global Financial Services leader, with over 16 years of finance management and advisory experience across Canada, Europe & Asia. Bhavna has worked in progressively senior roles within public accounting firms EY & Deloitte, and banks including JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. Bhavna is a qualified CPA (Ontario, Canada) and recognized as a Fellow chartered certified accountant with the ACCA, in the United Kingdom.
Currently Bhavna is Vice President of Finance, leading the Client Financial Services function at Investment Management Corporation of Ontario. Bhavna also co-chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and led the establishment of the vision, mission & charter guiding the framework for the tactical and strategic goal setting of the DEI Council.
Prior to this, Bhavna was a Partner with Ernst and Young in Toronto, where she specialized in leading Finance function advisory services, assisting Finance Leaders in their agenda, helping them drive transformation and change. Bhavna has provided advisory services and worked with senior leaders, C-suite executives, and Boards at companies within Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, Insurance, Private Equity and Pension Funds. She is a regular speaker at several internal and external industry forums.
Bhavna is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community and as a proud mother to two amazing children, she is hoping to pass those values to them. Together with her husband Jai, she has organized and run a series of fundraisers aiming to benefit different communities. These personal initiatives were core to Bhavna and Jai’s ethos of paying it forward and giving back to various communities. The fundraisers varied from raising benefits to victims of the devastating Nepal Earthquake to raising awareness and fundraising for Aboriginal Women’s shelters in Toronto.
Bhavna is an avid advocate and Board Member with Ascend Canada – a non-profit leadership organization focusing on diversity and inclusion in Corporate Canada. She is also a member of Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation’s committee for their annual fundraising Gala.
In her spare time, Bhavna is an avid adventurer, traveler, and sports enthusiast.