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Georgian College welcomes new VP of people and culture

Alim Remtulla joins college March 4 and will be accountable for driving positive and engaging work environment
Alim Remtulla comes to Georgian from Telus, where he’s held various roles since 2017.

Georgian’s new vice-resident of people and culture will play a significant role in cultivating an unrivaled employee experience and helping to guide the college through continued transformations in the post-secondary sector and the way we work. 

Alim Remtulla joins the college on March 4 and will be accountable for driving a positive and engaging work environment with a human, heart-centred and changemaking approach.

Among his responsibilities, Remtulla will develop and lead a people and culture strategy that inspires; advances Georgian’s commitments to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging; and enhances the college’s current and future efforts to attract, recruit, onboard and retain exceptional talent.

“I’m excited to welcome Alim who has a passion for the college sector given the important role we play in preparing students for the labour market,” said Kevin Weaver, Georgian’s president and CEO. “Alim has a broad range of professional experiences that will be a huge asset to Georgian, including leading change initiatives in complex organizations.

"His unique strengths and skills will complement and enhance the strong expertise on our team. In addition, his governance experience, including time as an Ontario college board member, will be invaluable.”

Remtulla comes to Georgian from Telus, where he’s held roles of increasing responsibility since 2017. Most recently, he has been a director focused on improving the employee journey, with specific focus on recruiting, onboarding and workforce development.

Prior to this, he held leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, organizational integration, strategy, brand marketing and product at Molson Coors and PepsiCo.

“Georgian plays a key role as a leading educator and employer in the region, and I’m humbled and grateful to bring my expertise to further grow and evolve our collective impact,” said Remtulla. “Higher education is experiencing rapid transformations – with emerging technologies, changing student expectations and an ever-evolving workforce.

"Together, we can continue to create a world-class team, which will lead to even greater student and economic outcomes and enhanced community well-being.”

Remtulla is currently chair of the Toronto Public Library and a board member for the Urban Libraries Council in Washington, D.C.

Previously, he served as a board member for Seneca College, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries and West Neighbourhood House.

He has also taught courses at the University of Toronto and George Brown College.

With a commitment to continuous personal growth and lifelong learning, Remtulla is currently pursuing the Institute of Corporate Directors designation through the Directors Education program, which is jointly run by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. 

He holds an honours bachelor of business administration finance and anthropology from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.