Deepak Chopra (Canada Post)
Deepak Chopra is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post Corporation, known more simply as Canada Post. (French: Société canadienne des postes, or simply Postes Canada), the Canadian crown corporation which functions as the country's primary postal operator.
Chopra was appointed to these roles by Governor in Council Appointment on January 18, 2011, for a five-year term from February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2016. This appointment was renewed by the 28th Canadian Ministry in July 2015, before the scheduled federal election in October 2015, for a five year term starting February 2016 at a salary of about $500,000.
In 2013, Canada Post, led by Chopra, introduced a plan of eliminating door-to-door delivery of mail and converting to "community mail boxes." This plan was opposed by all federal parties except the Conservatives during the Canadian Federal Election of 2015. The plan was stopped by the Liberal Party after they won the election.
Following the Canadian Federal Election of 2015, Chopra was asked to resign and re-apply for his position by the newly elected government of Justin Trudeau. Chopra refused in a letter written by Sian Matthews, Chair of the Board of Directors for Canada Post.
Previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America, Chopra was also the President of Pitney Bowes Asia Pacific and the Middle East, leading a number of postal administration projects of national mail organizations such as Australia Post, Royal Mail, State Post Bureau of China, The Emirates Post, India Post and Japan Post.
Chopra took over the post from Stewart Bacon, who returned from retirement as interim president and CEO in July 2010 when then-CEO Moya Greene left to take over Britain's national carrier, the Royal Mail.
- Canada Post, "Deepak Chopra appointed Canada Post President and CEO" (January 18, 2011)
- "Canada Post president gets new, $500K contract". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2015-12-11.