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Three Rotman School MBA Graduates Named as “MBAs to Watch” by Poets&Quants.

May 16, 2019

Toronto – Three graduates of the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants 2019 “MBAs to Watch” list, which highlights successful MBA graduates from business schools around the world.

Jesús Amundaraín, MBA’19, Andrew Seepersad, MBA’19 and Adil Sethi, MBA’19, were named on the list which was published earlier this week.

This year’s list featured 102 graduates from 62 different business schools. The list originated from nominations submitted by MBA programs for the Poets&Quants “Best & Brightest” MBAs feature from earlier this year, which also honoured, Arundhati (Aruna) Sriraman, a graduate of the Rotman program.

Prior to coming to the Rotman School, Amundaraín worked as a project engineer in the energy sector. He was awarded a Reaching Out MBA Fellowship and was a student organizer of the Reaching Out MBA conference in 2018. He served as Vice President of Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion with the Rotman Graduate Business Council in 2018/19. He was an organizer of the Rotman MBA Orientation Week in 2018 where he facilitated a sexual violence prevention training program.

“It isn’t common to have an MBA orientation begin with workshops for the entire cohort on Sexual Violence and Harassment and it’s even less common to have that advocacy be led by an ally who identifies as a gay male. Nothing about Jesús though is conventional or fits into a box, he is someone who lives his values and challenges others to see the world differently and he does this with kindness, compassion and a great deal of empathy,” says Neel Joshi, Director of Student & International Experience.

Seepersad worked in finance and also launched a non-for-profit theatre company in Trinidad before starting his MBA. While at the Rotman School he served as President of the Rotman Graduate Business Council and as member of The Letters, the School’s LGBTQ+ and allies club. He also was a mentor in both LINKS, a mentorship program for undergraduate female students at UofT, and Junior Achievement.

“Andrew has leveraged his intersectionality as an international student, person of colour and someone who is out and proud to help promote a more inclusive Rotman. He has helped us create opportunities to better support life partners, advocated for more resources to support marginalized communities and has earned the admiration of his peers as our Graduate Business Council President,” says Neel Joshi, Director of Student & International Experience.

Sethi was a professional cricketer and a sports agent in India before coming to the Rotman School. He was awarded a Rotman Entrance Scholarship and a fellowship from the Institute for Gender and the Economy. He served as President of the Rotman Negotiation Club, Vice President – Industry Relations of the Rotman Sports Business Association and Vice President – Allies of the Women in Management Association. He also was a mentor in LINKS, a mentorship program for undergraduate female students at UofT.

“Sethi is a superstar. Not only is he a committed scholar, but he has also contributed mightily to improving the Rotman community and beyond. He was selected to be an MBA Fellow of the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) which I run. The competition for this fellowship is fierce and he was one of only eight students selected this year. In his capacity as the Co-Lead of WiMen (the men’s group affiliated with the WIMA Women in Management Association student club), he has organized a number of important opportunities for men at Rotman to speak together about achieving new models of masculinity and greater gender equality,” says Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy and Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy.

Profiles of AmundaraínSeepersad, and Sethi are online at Poets&Quants as well as the story for the entire feature.

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Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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