TFAB Webinar – RBC Supplier Development Workshop

RBC Supplier Development Workshop – Get to know how the facilities/corporate real estate category is sourced at RBC.

RBC would like to provide you, as CCAB Certified Suppliers, the exclusive opportunity to hear and learn how Facilities/Corporate Real Estate Category is sourced at RBC. You will have the opportunity to hear upcoming procurement opportunities in our Facilities Category from RBC and JLL.

Sound business skills are essential for success as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs rely on their business skills to make the best decisions for their business on a daily basis as well as develop the right strategies to achieve long term success. TFAB Business Skills Development Webinars connect Aboriginal entrepreneurs across Canada to the valuable expertise of CCAB’s TFAB partners.

Space is limited. Register now!

Agenda – September 12, 2018 (EST)

2:00 pm Introduction to TFAB, RBC and JLL
2:10 pm Keynote Presentation
2:50 pm Question and Answer Period
3:00 pm Event to conclude



Registration Information

Following registration, you will be provided with details on how to join the webinar. TFAB Skills Development Webinars are delivered through Adobe Connect so you do not need to install anything to attend the webinar.

Ticket Level Cost  
CCAB Members Free
Non-Members  $10.00  Tax inclusive

Kiruba Sankar
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility – RBC Global Procurement

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.

Charles Varvarikos
Director, Global Procurement – Facilities

Charles Varvarikos is an architect who specializes in the procurement of goods and services in the real estate industry. Charles graduated from McGill University with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees, and obtained an MBA from Rotman School of Management Executive program at University of Toronto. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects as well as the Toronto Society of Architects. He has experience in both private practice as well as in the corporate world. Charles works in the Procurement area of RBC, and is responsible for Real Estate Procurement. Charles’ work is increasingly focused in the area of supplier diversity, an area in which he is very passionate.

Michael Marano
Sourcing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services Inc.

Michael Marano is a Sourcing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services Inc., a leading provider of outsourced corporate real estate services.  In his role, Michael oversees facilities sourcing for a major Canadian client with over 1,000 locations nationally.  Michael has extensive experience in sourcing for both maintenance and construction contracts.