Chief Purchasing Official & Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division, City of Toronto
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Michael Pacholok is the Chief Purchasing Official for the City of Toronto, holding the post for over two years. Michael is the second Chief Purchasing Official since the City of Toronto amalgamated in 1998. Since beginning the position, Michael has been key in the development of a Social Procurement framework which includes working on the development of a supplier diversity initiative for the City.
Prior to his current position, Michael was a municipal lawyer with the City of Toronto’s Legal Services department providing legal advice on the public procurement process to the Purchasing and Materials Management Division and legal advice on environmental matters, contracts and other municipal matters to the City’s Solid Waste Management Services. In his legal role, Michael provided advice and wrote the by-law for the City of Toronto’s 5 cent plastic bag initiative.
Michael graduated from University of Toronto with a Juris Doctor in 2005 and from Queen’s University with a B.A.H. in Computer Science and Economics.