Ismat Mirza joined Sam’s Club as the senior vice president for Sam’s Club People in April 2012. Before joining Sam’s Club, Ismat served as the senior vice president of business capability and human resources for Sears Canada. Prior to her experience at Sears Canada, Ismat was the vice president of human resources at MDS Pharmaceuticals in the U.S, and vice president human resources and communications/chief privacy officer of Corby Distilleries. Through her career, Ismat has gained extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, strategy, process improvement, driving operational effectiveness and change management. Ismat has worked in multiple industries including retail, financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, mining and metals, spirits, manufacturing, and plastics.
Ismat earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Toronto. Ismat also holds certifications in Board Governance and HR internationally. Ismat is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.