Salima Remtulla drives organizational change and advocates diversity as vice-president of operations and corporate strategy at Vancouver-based Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.
With international experience directing strategy and building high–performance teams, the finance executive has encouraged different perspectives and developed talent across the organization. Since joining the firm in 2015, Remtulla has built strategies to overhaul internal processes and communications, leading to improved productivity and morale. She conducted Leith Wheeler’s first self-administered culture survey and sponsored development of mentorship, cross-training and career development programs.
“Diversity leads to improved decision-making, better business outcomes, heightened productivity, a larger talent pool from which to draw exceptional candidates [and] different perspectives that fuel innovation,” she said.
Remtulla holds a bachelor of arts in economics from Yale University and earned her MBA in 2015 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she placed in the top 5% of her class and won the peer-voted Benjamin Franklin Award. A CFA charter holder, she is certified in financial risk management and governance for not-for-profit directors.
A board member of the Vancouver Hospice Society, Remtulla volunteered on an in-patient unit with MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care in New York City for three years. She is a member of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign cabinet and contributes to a think tank in the Ismaili community.
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