Shikha Bhuchar is a proactive, purpose-driven leader who is passionate about solving complex customer and community-based challenges. Her success can be attributed to her human-first approach, that when combined with her "big picture" strategic thinking and tactical know-how has enabled her to surpass goals and deliver meaningful results.
Shikha is co-founder and head of Arrive, a digital platform designed to help newcomers access the information and assistance they need to make a smoother transition to Canada. Arrive is one of the first organic ventures built in-house at RBC Ventures, an accelerator that’s focused on identifying and investing in opportunities to go beyond banking. In under two years, Arrive has helped over 50,000 newcomers settle and adjust to life in Canada. Shikha has presented this program at RBC’s Investor Day and her efforts with Arrive have achieved recognition in The Globe and Mail and Bloomberg, and contributed to Canadian Government’s recognition of RBC’s work in supporting newcomers beyond banking.
With over 10 years in financial services, Shikha's leadership encompasses a broad range of competencies and experiences from digital transformation, strategy development and program delivery. She has a proven track record in adding value through innovation, stakeholder management, product management, and data analytics. Her success is centred on building and fostering high performing teams through a participative and collaborative approach.
Shikha has her Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management. She is a former International Rhythmic Gymnast having represented Team Canada. She now mentors and coaches young athletes, and is part of a contemporary dance team during her free time.
Industry Expertise (2)
Areas of Expertise (8)
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management: M.B.A., Business Administration 2014
National University of Singapore / NUS: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 2013
Represented the Rotman School of Management on an International Exchange to the National University of Singapore (NUS)
University of Toronto - Scarborough: B.A., Strategic Management 2009
University of Toronto: Project Management Fundamentals Certificate, Project Management 2010
Media Appearances (2)
COVID-19: ARRIVE HELPS NEWCOMERS
Immigrants of Toronto online
“I currently live in Toronto, Ontario, and my family is from India. We came to Canada when I was at the age of three. And I’ve been living in Toronto ever since.” – Shikha Bhuchar
“We are here for you” – Arrive steps up resources to newcomers during COVID-19
RBC Ventures online
“COVID-19 has made everyone’s lives a little more stressful. We understand that as a newcomer, your situation may be more uncertain and all of us at Arrive are here for you,” said Shikha Bhuchar, co-founder at Arrive. “We have two objectives right now: to inform and to help...”
From the founders: Launching the Arrive campaignArrive
We will officially kick off the Arrive campaign at our exciting inaugural launch event on May 28th in Toronto! The evening begins with lightning talks from RBC leadership, key newcomer support organizations, and the Ministry of Immigration.