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Manisha Burman

Manisha Burman

Head BMO Financial Group


Manisha Burman is an agile, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in HR, strategy, and transformation. Manisha has a unique ability to move from design to execution, engaging her team and working successfully across multiple stakeholders in both corporate and business groups. This has allowed her to lead People and Talent functions with a strong business lens.

Manisha has partnered with senior leaders on their business and talent strategies, leading to complex organizational change to improve business and team outcomes.

In her current role as Head, Client Experience and Workforce Effectiveness, Manisha leads a full renewal of all sales, service and leadership roles, relaunched learning and communications and implemented a new client experience program, resulting in a significant improvement to our loyalty position and higher productivity.

Manisha joined BMO as VP, Talent Management in 2011, where she lead and introduced a variety of programs in recruitment, succession planning, and employee insights. She also served as the CHRO for Capital Markets & Wealth International, working directly with C-Level leaders to elevate their talent and diversity agenda. She leads a revamp of their performance and compensation programs and supported multiple restructuring and succession planning initiatives, including the appointment, coaching, and transition of multiple Group Heads.

Prior to joining BMO, Manisha worked at RBC, GE, and E&Y in progressively senior roles in HR, Strategy and Transformation. Within Human Resources, Manisha has successfully lead a number of functions as both an HR Generalist and in Talent Management - Learning, Recruitment, Diversity, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Employee Insights, and Workforce Planning.

Manisha holds a Masters's degree in Industrial Relations from U of T, an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Certificate of Business Management from the London School of Economics.

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