A catalyst for change. Sandeep is currently the Global Head of Diversity Inclusion for Manulife/John Hancock. She responsible for the design and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy for Manulife/John Hancock’s global operations. She works closely with senior leaders to align D&I to business strategy and drive greater accountability and drive change across Manulife’s approach to talent, customers and community relationships.
Sandeep is a member of Manulife’s Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council, a group dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity in its offices around the globe.
Prior to joining Manulife, Sandeep served as Chief Diversity Officer for the Ontario College of Trades and she was the Director of PwC’s Office of Inclusion.
With her strong background in diversity and inclusion and deep experience and passion for making change is regularly asked to comment and speak on diversity-related topics. In addition to regularly being quoted in various professional publications, Sandeep has been asked to speak on D&I issues in the media and had a diversity column in the National Post.
Before delving deep into the diversity and inclusion sphere, Sandeep practiced labour and employment law, specializing in human rights law and regularly provided organizations with proactive and strategic advice on issues of inclusivity and human rights. This experience provided her with valuable insight into people management strategies.
Sandeep has an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University, with a double major in Psychology and Law & Society; a Bachelor of Laws (Juris Doctor) from the University of Western Ontario; and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor. Sandeep was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2005.