Rajan Kanwar


Rajan Kanwar is a seasoned entrepreneur with 10+ years of cross-industry thought leadership experience in deconstructing archaic business and operating models, and engineering and executing disruptive business models harnessing emerging AI, ML and Robotic technologies, frictionless processes, and deployment of human capital in higher value adding activities.

In his current role at EY, he is accountable for enabling senior executives across North America transform operating models and develop capabilities to successfully ride Industrial Revolution 4.0 wave. Prior to this, at TD Bank Group, he was responsible for development and execution of end-to-end digital transformation of operating models. Amongst several, his notable initiatives included spearheading development of a Robotics Operating Model for three operation departments comprised of 300+ processes, harnessing end-to-end processes simplification, digitization, repatriation, and Robotic and Cognitive Process Automation, to yield cost reduction by over 70%, and operational enhancement in throughput yield, accuracy, and efficiency. During his tenure at Dynamex, he had functional leadership accountability for Business Solutions and Re-Engineering. A hallmark initiative yielded reduction in product development and pricing cycle time from 40 days to 2 days. During his tenure at Marlin Travel, he was responsible for leading a department accountable for business model innovation and disruption. Selected notable recognitions include:

  • Retail: Simplification, digitization and automation of brick-and-mortar front-end and back-office processes
  • E-Commerce: Curation and execution of seamless and integrated onmi-channel e-commerce blueprint with a catalog of over 4,000 diverse products

Rajan is a strategic visionary, and a technical expert with following accolades:

  • Columbia Business School – Digital Business Leadership
  • Rotman School of Management – MBA
  • Dr. Mikel Harry – Six Sigma Management Institute – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • University of Toronto – Bachelors of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering with Specialization in Mechatronics (Robotics)

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