““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.””
A trusted Board member and C-suite advisor, Sham Madhok (BCom, 89) has 30 years of global experience, during which she held multiple leadership roles in risk, governance, finance, M&A, and sustainability.
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 and service digitalization.
At PwC, Sham was the National Risk Management Partner for the Deals business in Canada and the Caribbean. Her expansive risk leadership role included value creation, corporate finance, M&A, infrastructure, restructuring and enterprise risk matters.
Prior to her risk role, Ms. Madhok established and led PwC’s Federal Government Infrastructure practice, was the Ontario Infrastructure leader and the National Healthcare Infrastructure leader. 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 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.