Sarmad Gilani, CPA, CA
Sarmad Gilani is proof that there is no such thing as a “typical accountant.”
With a passion for learning and innovation, Sarmad has served Brookfield Asset Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers in many different areas, including Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, Treasury, Finance & Operations and special projects. The common theme across all these experiences has been bridging teams with different functional expertise to work as a cohesive unit and execute projects.
Sarmad is playing a key role in this space via robotic process automation (RPA) initiatives and cloud-based data transformation projects at Brookfield. He aspires to bring significant savings in time and costs and encourages people to embrace new technology in the investment management industry.
As a board director for the Chaplaincy at The University of Toronto, Sarmad is also a champion for mental health, where he provides strategic and governance expertise to an organization that offers free mental health support and counselling to university students.
Sarmad’s greatest advocacy work relates to leadership development. Due to a chance encounter that changed his life, Sarmad has used his story-telling abilities to inspire students and young professionals to dig deep with a simple call to action - build better leaders for a better world.