Sometimes our paths in life, and the careers we build, look different than what we might have imagined for ourselves. Navin Arora, now the Executive Vice President of TELUS and President of TELUS Business Solutions, went to university and earned a degree in neuropsychology. Very soon after, Navin became interested in large-scale project management and transforming organizations to further their impact. He quickly found himself working in government and then telecommunications—a significant departure from medicine.
But the career change has paid off. Navin now leads a national team at TELUS Business Solutions to support Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs thrive in an era of massive digital transformation.
On this episode, Navin recounts his career journey from neuropsychology to telecommunications, shares his advice to young professionals, and gives us a glimpse into what a day in the life of a national executive looks like.
Navin also shares his thoughts on COVID’s impact on Canadian business, how TELUS supported businesses through an extremely tough time, and what trends will drive the future of the telecommunications sector.
Finally, Navin shares his deep love for Alberta, its people and places, and how we can make it an incredible place to call home for everyone.
In this episode:
- Navin’s journey to his role at TELUS Business Solutions
- Navin’s leadership philosophy
- Mentors that have inspired and influenced Navin
- A day in the life
- Notable accomplishment and achievements
- Sandbox Project
- Advice to young professionals
- 5G, IoT, and other trends defining the future of tech and telecom
- COVID’s impact on Canadian business and digital transformation
- Future of TELUS Business Solutions
About C-Suite Unplugged
In this series, C-Suite Unplugged, host Adam Legge talks to Alberta’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about their journey to the C-Suite, what keeps them up at night as an Albertan and as a leader in their industry, and what their outlook is for the future.