Board Member / Vice President, CFS, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Bhavna Duggal is Vice President, Client Finance Services at IMCO leading client focused strategy to transform and enhance the stakeholders’ client experience. She is also responsible to drive the execution of key strategic projects from the office of the CFO. Prior to this, Bhavna was a Partner with Ernst & Young in Toronto leading Finance function advisory services, assisting Finance Leaders drive transformation and change. Bhavna is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario), with a Fellowship with the ACCA (UK) and brings over 17 years of global finance management and advisory experience across her varied work experiences in Canada, Europe and Asia.

Bhavna’s global work experience and travels include senior finance executive roles with JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley specializing in their Asset Management and Investment Banking operations in Asia and Europe including Luxembourg, Ireland and England. Bhavna brings extensive public accounting and advisory experiences from her time with Deloitte in the Middle-East, and then Ernst & Young in London.

Bhavna is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community and as a proud mother to two amazing children, she is hoping to pass those values to them. Together with her husband Jai, she has organized and run a series of fundraisers aiming to benefit different communities. These personal initiatives were core to Bhavna and Jai’s ethos of paying it forward and giving back to various communities. The fundraisers varied from raising benefits to victims of the devastating Nepal Earthquake to raising awareness and fundraising for Aboriginal Women’s shelters in Toronto.

With Ascend Bhavna currently champions and leads the Partnership team which is central to maintaining relationships with existing sponsors and partners, and bringing in new partnerships to Ascend Canada.

In her spare time, Bhavna is an avid adventurer, traveler and sports enthusiast.