Morneau Shepell adds Kish Kapoor to Board of Directors

28 August 2018 Authored by 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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