Based in Toronto, Hirji is a strategic advisor to business, government and academia, and a director on corporate and not-for-profit boards. In her current role as Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte, Hirji advises the firm and its clients on the changing nature of work, a pressing issue at a time of rapid technological, demographic and social change. Prior to this, she had a distinguished career at RBC, where she held senior executive roles in human resources, including Chief Human Resources Officer, and business leadership.
SFU played a pivotal role in my life, and I’m honoured to return to the business school as an executive-in-residence and contribute to cultivating the next generation of business students.
I am inspired by SFU Beedie’s mission to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders who have a global perspective. Building a dialogue between business and academia is essential to preparing young people for the future of leadership and work. says Hirji, a lifelong learner.
Hirji has received widespread recognition for her lasting impact on business and society.
We are thrilled and honoured to welcome Zabeen to this new position,” says Ali Dastmalchian, dean of SFU Beedie. “Zabeen is one of our most accomplished alumni, and has reached the very top of her profession. She has an enormous amount of wisdom to offer and her counsel will be invaluable as we continue to build an inclusive school that empowers the next generation of innovative business leaders.