Soula Courlas, National lead, people and change services, KPMG Canada

Soula Courlas of KPMG Canada is part of Human Resources Director Canada's Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

National lead, people and change services

Having accumulated more than 18 years’ worth of extensive HR experience, Soula Courlas has become a trusted advisor to business executives undertaking transformation initiatives, technology implementations, talent/leadership strategies and sustainable change programs to achieve results. At KPMG Canada, Courlas and her team continue to demonstrate their leading capabilities in HR transformation and in enhancing the employee experience for more than 80,000 members throughout the organization. Under Courlas’ leadership, KPMG’s people and change advisory practice has grown from approximately 25 members in 2015 to more than 55 in 2017, with further growth plans in the pipeline.

In 2017, KPMG was named the partner of choice to lead and support the implementation of a leading cloudbased HRIS solution for one of Canada’s Tier 1 international banks, which Courlas considers a notable personal and professional accomplishment. In the year ahead, Courlas will be looking to help KPMG expand its market presence and support the growth through enhanced recruitment and training and development programs.