Norm Sabapathy

Norm Sabapathy is a C-suite executive with more than 25 years of management experience at global, multi-billion-dollar industry leaders in sectors including industrial, transportation, manufacturing, services, food, consumer packaged goods, investments, and commercial real estate.  

Norm is currently Executive Vice President – People, Communications and Technology at Cadillac Fairview Corporation (CF), a global owner, operator, investor, and developer of best-in-class real estate across retail, office, multi-family residential, industrial, life sciences and mixed-use asset classes. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with regional offices in Dallas, Sao Paulo, London, and Singapore, CF has an over $40 billion portfolio across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Norm has worked in Human Resources throughout his career while having the opportunity to lead various functions such as Facilities Management, Health and Safety, Environmental, Security, Change Management, Communications, and Data and Technology for some of Canada’s most iconic companies. 

Norm has Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Industrial Relations degrees and holds a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation. He is an International Foundation certified Trustee, an Institute of Corporate Directors certified Board Director, sits on for-profit and not-for-profit Boards, and is involved with various industry and volunteer organizations.

As the son of a Malaysian immigrant father and a mother raised in a small fishing village in Prince Edward Island, Norm brings lived experience to inform his inclusive approach to enabling people and culture to drive exceptional individual and organizational success. His approach has led to a range of individual and corporate recognition including, Best Employer in Canada, Canadian HR Champion of the Year, 50 Most Engaged Companies in North America, Elite 8 in North America, Global Top 25% Most Engaged Companies, HR Executive of the Year, Best Executive in Canada, Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and now Canada’s Most Admired Chief People and Culture Officer.