Deep Leekha


Deep brings a future-focused lens to his work as an Analyst. At Watson he is responsible for project management, drafting governance frameworks, and advising public and private sector boards on ad hoc projects centering around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, industry trends, committee structuring, and strategy-setting.

Foolproof move in the boardroom

"Involve the entire room."

Best question

"How well does strategy align with a Board’s values and objectives?"

Reason for doing this work

"Helping Boards set meaningful and lofty goals leads to sustainable growth in an organization"

Experience and Credentials

  • Undergraduate degree with High Distinction in International Relations from the University of Toronto ‘21
  • Masters degree in Global Affairs with an Emphasis in Innovation from the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto ’23
  • Joined Watson in June, 2023
  • Volunteers as Head of North American Partnerships and Sponsorships at Global Spark
  • Academic Mentor at the Asian Institute within the Munk School of Global Affairs

Our Thoughts on Boards

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Watson May 30, 2024
Enhancing Board Effectiveness: A Layered Approach to Governance

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Rachel O'Connor May 14, 2024
Navigating Board Composition in Election-Appointment Environments

Board composition is a key part of governance effectiveness. What happens when you aren’t in control of it for

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Watson Mar 27, 2024
3 Ways Governance Professionals Elevate the Work of the Board

Governance professionals elevate the work of the board in all sorts of ways. Navigating everything from relationships to regulations, they