Rahel Sahelu


Rahel is an Analyst at Watson where she supports all aspects of the Advisory project life cycle including project management and logistics, research, analysis, reporting, and administration. She finds working in governance rewarding because it offers challenging and impactful opportunities to work with leaders to enhance their organizational success.

Reason for doing this work

"For an organization to thrive, there needs to be effective leadership and governance practices set in place as a foundation."

Favourite saying

“Good governance is good business”

Foolproof move in the boardroom

"Taking the time to apply a DEI and ESG lens to important decisions."

Experience and Credentials

  • B.A. in International Economics and Finance from Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Joined Watson in February 2024
  • Wrote and disseminated analytical reports to the public on price forecasting and trade and economic development within Canada’s agricultural sector as a Junior Market Analyst at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Worked on multiple national surveys, doing validation and analysis of large-scale data sets, project management, process optimization and producing data sets for publications as a Junior Analyst at Statistics Canada.

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