President & CEO


Photo by Darren Kemper.

Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO
On Twitter: @CEO_TorontoFdn

In his role as the President & CEO of the Toronto Foundation, Rahul has been working to engage philanthropy to improve the quality of life in Toronto. Formerly a corporate lawyer with a leading Canadian law firm, he was also Vice President of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid.

As part of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Fiscal review panel in 2008, Rahul was involved in identifying efficiencies for the City of Toronto. A year later the Province of Ontario appointed him to the Board of Metrolinx, an organization developing and implementing an overall transit strategy for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. He is currently a Director of the Rideau Hall Foundation, supporting the office of the Governor General of Canada as it connects, inspires and honours Canadians. Rahul was Chair of the 2012 Ontario Summer Games, the first multi-sport games to be held in Toronto, and was Co-Chair of TO2015 IGNITE, a program of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games. He is the past Chair of Community Foundations of Canada as well as the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, and his past board commitments include Upper Canada College, George Brown College, Stratford Festival of Canada and United Way Toronto, among others. Rahul obtained his ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Business.

In 2012, Rahul’s commitment to city building was recognized as he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has been named one of “The 50 Most Influential” people in the city by Toronto Life magazine and was recently named to the Leader Council at the Leadership Institute of the Ivey Business School, the Quadrangle Society at Massey College and The Ultimate List of Social CEOs on Twitter. His vision for Toronto has made him a popular presenter and speaker, particularly on issues relating to the city, community, and leadership as well as Toronto’s Vital Signs®.

T: 416.921.2035 ext. 206    

Executive Assistant Ann Clark:    T: 416.921.2035 ext. 210   

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