The Tamil Creator Podcast (Ep.40): Roy Ratnavel - From Mail Clerk To Executive Vice-President at CI Financial
After being forced to leave war-torn Sri Lanka and immigrating to Canada, Roy Ratnavel (@roy_ratnavel) started as a mail clerk at CI Global Asset Management and over the span of 30 years, has made the leap to Executive Vice-President at CI Financial as well as the Head of Distribution for CI Global Asset Management.
Ara Ehamparam
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Toronto, Canada
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He joins Ara on this week’s episode of The Tamil Creator to discuss his upcoming book, the importance of hard work and (calculated) risk-taking, people’s inability to amicably disagree in today’s social media era, climbing Machu Picchu and much more.

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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Roy Ratnavel
01:44 - Vadamarachchi Operation (Operation Liberation)
06:30 - Losing his father days after landing in Canada, working three jobs at once
10:14 - Traits which are in short supply in this day and age - but are required for success
14:44 - Roy’s career trajectory from mail clerk to meeting Bill Holland to becoming Executive VP at CI Financial
21:54 - Roy’s view on networking and how you should approach going about it
26:42 - What you should know if you’re trying to get into a career in finance (or any career at all)
30:50 - The next chapter in Roy’s life; his book on war, work and the political climate
35:20 - People’s inability to amicably disagree in today’s social media era
41:58 - Being pigeonholed, based on who someone once knew you to be
52:34 - Interests outside of work; mountain climbing, writing and raising his son
55:04 - Having a chip on each shoulder to fight his insecurity
57:36 - Roy’s perception of money, and his investing strategy
01:01:51 - Creator Confessions
01:04:00 - The Wrap Up

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Toronto,  Canada
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