“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 senior executive and trusted C-suite advisor, Sham has 30 years of global experience working in multi-stakeholder environments 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.
For more than 20 years, Sham has pioneered the financing and delivery of complex infrastructure projects. She has advised on more than 25 public and private sector projects valued at more than $40 billion, including healthcare, road, rail, education, defence, district energy and airports.
Sham is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership Forum program. She is the Chair of the York University Alumni Board, and a former board member of North York General Hospital and the Canadian Hearing Society. In 2017, Sham was recognized as a Diversity 50 candidate by the Canadian Board Diversity Council for being one of Canada’s diverse, qualified, board-ready professionals.
Sham was appointed to York’s Board of Governors on January 1, 2022.