Parm Hari

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vice-President People, Process and Performance

Parm brings 20+ years of HR, change management, and business optimization experience at a global level within highly complex, large-scale public and private organizations.

Most recently, she was Executive Director People & Culture at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, where she led VCH’s transformation into a values-based organization by developing impactful and engaged teams and implementing systems, structures, processes and multiple award-winning HR programs. Parm was also the people strategy lead for the largest-ever vaccination campaign in history.

Prior to VCH, as Vice President of Global Strategy for Pierre Fabre Group, a French multinational, she transformed a key subsidiary from a US-market only brand to an international player in 10 countries. By assembling strategic partnerships and coordinating multiple players along a complex international supply chain, the division generated triple-digit growth and the brand was taken public on the NASDAQ.

Other experiences include: delivering executive coaching, leadership training, team building, and program design to multiple Fortune 500 companies and start-ups; launching a successful business; and teaching at the UBC Sauder School of Business as Adjunct Professor.

Parm holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Consulting, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business. 

Sessions With Parm Hari

Wednesday, 18 May

  • 09:00am - 09:45am (PST) / 18/may/2022 04:00 pm - 18/may/2022 04:45 pm

    How is Leadership in Diversity Making Your Port More Competitive?

    Diversity does pay off: Research by McKinsey into 1,000 companies annual performance showed that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25 % more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile. So in this panel, taking place on the inaugural International Women in Maritime Day, we want to discuss how operations in the port sector can benefit from a diverse team.