Sandra Pupatello


Cross sector partnerships
Business Development


Strategic Advisor: Industry
Global Markets & Public Sector


Rotman's University of Toronto
University of Windsor
Honourary Doctorate of Laws

Sandra Pupatello is an energetic, solution-driven, and internationally recognized business leader with a strategic and tenacious approach to creating opportunities, driving growth and leading organizational transformations.

Through her board, advisory and government work she has consistently developed a strong reputation for providing strong leadership, meeting multiple stakeholder needs, developing and implementing policies, empowering teams and removing progress barriers.

Sandra was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1995, was appointed to Cabinet in 2003. She served most of her years in Cabinet as Minister of Industry and Trade, where she led trade delegations in most major markets around the world and provided steady leadership through a uniquely challenging economic climate.    

As our Strategic Advisor, Industry, Global Markets & Public Sector for PwC Canada, Sandra’s depth of experience, network of business contacts, global experience and public profile enable her to drive growth for the firm, domestically and on the global stage.

Sandra’s communication skills and public profile place her in great demand as a guest speaker at major events and conferences.  She sits on the boards of Martinrea International Inc., a global auto parts maker and is the former chair for Hydro One, Canada’s largest transmission company.

Sandra’s ongoing commitment to community betterment and mentoring women who aspire to lead, led to her receiving the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women award. She was recently awarded the Business Woman of the Year by the ICCO in Toronto, Canada.