Director, Corporate Social Responsibility – RBC Global Procurement
RBC Royal Bank
As a Global Leader for Corporate Social Responsibility at RBC Procurement, Kiruba is responsible for the strategy development and execution of Supplier Diversity and Aboriginal Supplier Development Program for Global Procurement. To enable program success Kiruba works collaboratively with various procurement category managers to support supplier diversity program goal. He acts as CSR advocate with in RBC procurement and to external stakeholders & suppliers. Prior to his current role, he was Director, Procurement responsible for IT Professional Service Category supporting Technology & Operations across all business units of RBC.
Before joining RBC, Kiruba was managing the systems and server product distribution through reseller channels for Tech Data Canada. Prior to immigrating to Canada, as a general manager, he introduced Emachine Systems in the Dubai market. He was also a regional manager of Middle East operations for Taiwan’s largest systems manufacturer, First International Computers. And he set up MegaPlus International, a systems integrator company in Dubai and Sydney, Australia.
Kiruba has been honoured with Procurement Business Advocate of the Year Award by CAMSC and Corporate Leader Award by WBE Canada in recognition of his outstanding leadership in implementing Supplier Diversity in Canada.