Founder and CEO, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Michael Bach is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject-matter expert in the fields of diversity, inclusion and employment equity.
Prior to taking on this role, he was the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG in Canada, a role he created and held for 7 years. Additionally, Michael completed a 2½ year secondment as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International. During his tenure, KPMG received several prestigious diversity related awards – including being named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity and one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians.
Over the course of his career, Michael has received repeated recognition for his work, including being named as one of the Women of Influence 2011 and 2012 Canadian Diversity Champions. In 2011, he was honoured as Diversity Champion with the Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader award. He also received the 2011 Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year and the 2011 Out on Bay Street Leaders to be Proud of LGBT Advocate Workplace Award.
In 2010, Michael was honoured by the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council with the 2010 IS Award Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award. Additionally, in 2009, Michael was honoured as one of the winners of the KPMG CEO Community Excellence Award for his contribution to community.
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