Maliha Aqeel

Maliha Aqeel is an award-winning, senior communicator with over 15 years of progressive experience in strategic communication. She is the immediate Past President of IABC/Toronto, the largest international chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and an assistant director in EY’s Canadian Brand, Marketing & Communication group, where she’s responsible for thought leadership development and integrated communication programs. Prior to joining EY in 2016, she headed communication for the Institute of Corporate Directors, an association for corporate directors serving over 10,000 members across Canada. Before moving client side, she spent several years in agency and led the financial communication practice for APCO Worldwide’s Dubai office. In that role, she worked on global M&As and divestitures, crisis communication and public affairs engagements. Her accomplishments include developing a new ICD brand and revamping ICD’s Director Journal, which earned IABC Gold Quill awards of merit and IABC Canada Silver Leaf awards of excellence. She also led EY’s Tax Canada Bot-a-thon campaign, which won several awards in internal communication and employee engagement including a Gold Quill “Best of the Best” award, which represents the very best entries seen from around the globe. She holds a Masters in Strategic Marketing from University of Wollongong, Australia and is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP). @MalihaQ

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