Deloitte Canada names Sarah Qadeer as chief legal officer

15 December 2020 1 min. read
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Deloitte Canada has named Sarah Qadeer as chief legal officer (CLO), partner, and member of the executive team. She will be based in Toronto.

As CLO, Qadeer will oversee Deloitte Canada and Chile’s in-house legal and corporate governance teams. She will report to Anthony Viel, CEO of Deloitte Canada.

Qadeer brings more than 20 years of legal experience to the Big Four accounting and consulting firm. She spent the last 12 years as general counsel at The Home Depot Canada. Before that, she spent six-and-a-half years as VP and legal counsel at BMO Nesbitt Burns. She started her legal career at McCarthy Tetrault, where she was an associate in the corporate and securities law group.Deloitte Canada names Sarah Qadeer as chief legal officer

Qadeer also spent the last two-and-a-half years as president of Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of more than 100 general counsel in Canada who work to advance D&I in the business and legal profession, and the last eight years as vice chair of the board of directors for The Home Depot Canada Foundation.

She holds a BCL and LLB in law from McGill University and a BS in microbiology and immunology from McGill University.

“Sarah joins Deloitte Canada with exceptional legal and business pedigree. She has over 22 years of experience, most recently as general counsel and member of the executive team of a multi-billion-dollar subsidiary of a global retailer,” Viel said. “Her experience and business acumen will position Sarah as a strategic and impactful leader of Deloitte Canada. We are incredibly proud and delighted to welcome her to the firm.”

Headquartered in Toronto, Deloitte Canada has approximately 12,000 employees and annual revenues of $2.82 billion. The firm offers a full suite of assurance, tax, and advisory services.