Nicki Sabapathy, Shopify (CA)

2021 HRD Global 100

global talent executive

Nicki Sabapathy joined Shopify in August 2020 as director of global HR business partnerships, and was appointed to her current role as director of global talent four months later. This accomplished global HR executive has two decades of experience as a trusted business partner and servant-leader with extensive experience in all aspects of HR and organisational development and in various industries, including communications, automotive, manufacturing, and distribution. Prior to Shopify, she worked seven years at Cisco, most recently as head of human resources for Canada. She also held HR roles at BlackBerry, Rogers Communications, and Kohl & Frisch.