“I’m proud to represent York and its global network of diverse and engaged alumni. York alumni are tackling 21st century challenges here and around the world, shaping a better future for all.”
As one of the first in her family to attend university, Sham Madhok, BCom ’89, understands how her York education and experience enhanced her life. A longtime York champion, Sham believes the University’s rich curriculum sparks critical and lateral thinking and encourages access and success to all.
A trusted Board member and C-suite advisor, Sham has 30 years of global experience, during which she held multiple leadership roles in infrastructure, governance, business transformation and risk.
After completing her business degree, Sham joined one of the largest global professional services firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada LLP (PwC), where she obtained her CPA, CA and CFA designations. She spent five years working on business transformation in the public and private sectors including the creation of Symcor and ServiceOntario, which set an early foundation for fintech, digital payments and digitization.
A former Associate Partner of PwC, Sham was the National Deals Risk & Quality Leader and the Federal Government Infrastructure leader. Her expansive risk leadership role included value creation, corporate finance, M&A, infrastructure, restructuring and enterprise risk matters. She is known for her commitment to social justice, sustainability and the public good, demonstrating those values in the financing and delivery of complex infrastructure projects in several countries, successfully advising on over 25 projects valued at more than $40 billion.
A proud York University graduate, Sham chairs the York University Alumni Board and is a past board member of North York General Hospital and Canadian Hearing Services. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2017, she was recognized by the Canadian Board Diversity Council as one of Canada’s Diversity 50 board candidates. In 2022, Ms. Madhok was honoured as a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA).
Sham was appointed to York’s Board of Governors on January 1, 2022.