Morneau Shepell adds Kish Kapoor to Board of Directors

28 August 2018 Consulting.ca

Toronto-based HR consultancy Morneau Shepell has added Kish Kapoor to its Board of Directors. A board member of numerous public companies, Kapoor has extensive experience in the Canadian financial services industry.

Founded in 1966, Morneau Shepell is a leading human resources and technology consulting firm, with 4,500 employees spread across offices in North America, the UK, and Australia. The publicly-traded company services about 24,000 clients, from small businesses to large multinational corporations. The firm recently acquired LifeWorks, an app platform that provides a total well-being solution – including employee assistance, wellness, recognition, and incentive programs.

The firm has now added Kish Kapoor, a seasoned financial services executive, as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Kapoor is the former president of Winnipeg-based wealth management firm Wellington West, which he sold off to the National Bank of Canada for $273 million in 2011. Before that, Kapoor was a founding partner of wealth management firm Assante, one of Canada’s largest independent wealth managers. Kapoor sold the Canadian portion of the firm to CI Financial in 2003, while the US unit was sold off several years later.Morneau Shepell adds Kish Kapoor to Board of DirectorsPrior to that Kapoor, was a tax partner at KPMG for 14 years, advising clients from a wide range of industries on tax, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategy.

Kapoor served as an independent director at Manitoba Telecom Services from 2006 to 2017 and Medicure from 2006 to 2008. Kapoor is currently a board member at EQ Bank, Richardson Financial, Richardson GMP, and GMP Capital. He holds a BS from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

"We're delighted to have Kish join our Board.  His extensive leadership and Board experience, as well as expertise in capital markets and wealth management will serve us well," commented Jill Denham, Chair of the Board. "We look forward to working with Kish as we continue to execute on our growth strategy, serving our clients in North America and globally."

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CGI and League Data extend outsourcing agreement to 2023

29 March 2019 Consulting.ca

League Data, a provider of information technology services to the Atlantic Credit Union System, has renewed its outsourcing agreement with management and technology consultancy CGI. The outsourcing deal is worth $18 million, and extends to 2023.

Halifax-based League Data delivers fully integrated IT solutions to the 47 credit unions of the Atlantic Credit Union System (ACUS) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and PEI. As chief information officer for the ACUS, Data League implements and maintains tech solutions that drive excellent member experiences and reduce administrative and operational costs. The company was founded in 1975.

Data League’s strategy team develops and identifies new markets while seeking cutting-edge technologies. The operations team maintains day-to-day operations, monitoring network security, ATM services, and vendor contracts, among other areas. Data League’s corporate services function, meanwhile, manages administrative tasks such as human resources and financial statements. The company also support the ACUS with project management services, and engagement and communications.

CGI and League Data extend outsourcing agreement to 2023

The contract extension with CGI will see the Montreal-based tech consulting giant continue to manage League Data’s banking technology infrastructure, software applications, and client service desk – a task which it has performed since 2002.

"CGI has a strong track record of delivering managed services, as well as successfully delivering large and complex projects," Ian MacNeil, League Data CEO, said. "We look forward to continuing to work with CGI to deliver the products and services credit union members are seeking in today's market."

According to CGI, outsourced IT services are a core competency of the firm. The consultancy uses an outcome-based model that drives efficiency improvements and cost savings, while transforming clients into digital organizations set for long-term growth.

"We are very pleased to once again extend the long relationships we have enjoyed with League Data since 2002," Richard Pickering, VP of services to credit unions, CGI, said. "We greatly value our position as a strategic enterprise collaborator and look forward to continuing to support League Data as they assess their digital requirements."

CGI currently has a global team of 74,000 professional, and posted $11.5 billion in revenue last year.