On May 3, The Globe and Mail hosted the Best Executive Summit, an extension of the Report on Business Best Executive program, an annual awards initiative set up to recognize and celebrate 50 outstanding non-CEO leaders at the SVP, EVP and C levels. -Continued levels.

Select executives from the list joined The Globe for three interview sessions, each offering unique insights into how they’ve positioned their company for transformative growth in 2021.

Temur Durrani, technology reporter for The Globe and Mail, kicked off the day’s discussions by speaking with Paul Draffin, head of supply chain at Canadian Tire, Kelly Martin, chief financial officer at LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services and Steve Burmaster , Vice President of Sales at Join the Brew. The three leaders shared their stories of guiding their teams through crises and what they learned along the way.

Dayo Kefentse, content strategist at The Globe and Mail’s Content Studio, spoke with Nancy Nazer, director of human resources at OMERS, about maintaining company culture in hybrid and remote working conditions. Both speakers shared their leadership strategies for building successful teams and corporate culture.

Dawn Calleja, editor of The Globe’s Report on Business Magazine, rounded out the day’s discussions by moderating a panel on how leaders plan to position themselves for future growth. Shazia Zeb-Sobani, Vice President of Customer Network Implementation at Telus Communications, Tsering Yangki, Head of Real Estate Finance and Development at Dream Unlimited Corp, Melissa Carvalho, Vice President of Customer Identity and Access Management clients and businesses at RBC and Linda Lupini, global vice president of employee experience at Copperleaf shared the trends they are focusing on as the economy evolves.

The Globe and Mail featured the event with support from sponsors PrairieSky Royalty, Walmart, Sprott, Bruce Power, Volatus Aerospace and Google. For more information on upcoming Globe events, visit our events hub at tgam.ca/events.

Summary of the event produced by The Globe and Mail’s Events team. The Globe editorial staff was not involved.

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