Evening MBA Ambassadors
Have questions about making the transition back to school, or juggling the demands of work, school and life? These Evening MBA students have generously volunteered to become Rotman ambassadors, and are ready to share their experiences of the program. Read the list of bios to find an ambassador that's a good fit for your questions and concerns.
Education: Finance and Management, Business Management, Ryerson University
Current Work Experience: Financial Advisor, TD Canada Trust
Ray very much enjoys all aspects of financial planning. Through his work he wishes to teach his clients on how to become better investors and to help them realize their financial dreams. He finds that a simple thank you letter is often as rewarding as the monetary compensation from working.
Education: De La Salle University, Bachelor of Science in Comp. Sci. Specializing in Information Technology
Recent Work Experience: Senior Software Developer, HP Canada
Ben has lived and worked in Canada for 7 years. He started as an Application Support Consultant working in Halifax, until he moved to Toronto in 2010 and started in his current role. Aside from his work, Ben is passionate about photography and latin dancing. His goal for doing his MBA is to be able to switch careers, and move into consulting or marketing.
Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth - Pune, India
Current Work Experience: Technical Test Lead, Infosys Limited
Dynamic, highly motivated and performance oriented IT/Software Professional with experience in a wide variety of QA & Testing roles in the Banking & Financial Services Industry; from leading QA/Testing teams & projects (both Automation & Manual) across geographies to managing Quality & Test Processes and Enterprise Test Management Tools. Working towards pursuing senior Management, Leadership & Consulting roles in the Business Operations and Technology sides of Banking & Financial Services industry in North America.
Education: M.Sci Physics, (joint undergraduate/masters), Imperial College London Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, University of Cambridge
Current Work Experience: Senior Manager, Measurement and Forecasting Practice, IDC Canada
Thomas has worked for IDC Canada for the last five years in several roles with increasing responsibility. Currently, Thomas manages a team of analysts responsible for producing custom research as well as developing and implementing best practices within the company. Thomas enjoys reading spy novels, running, rowing, and travelling. After graduating, he hopes to work in consulting, which will, ideally, let him travel and learn about business around the world.
Education: B.ESc, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario
Current Work Experience: Design Engineer, Ontario Power Generation
Professional Designation: P. Eng
Lyla has worked at Ontario Power Generation for the past four years in their Nuclear Division. In her free time she enjoys an active lifestyle of cycling, running, and swimming.
Education: Bcom, Commerce, Queen’s University
Recent Work Experience: Analyst, TD Bank Group
After graduating from Queen’s University in 2011, Jingqi joined the Capital Markets Risk Management rotation program at TD Bank Group where for two years she worked in various areas of risk management. Outside work, Jingqi enjoys cycling, hiking, and experiencing new things. She also enjoys watching tennis and soccer games.
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Education: B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University
Current Work Experience: Manufacturing Engineer and ERP Project Champion, Prodesign Solutions
Abdollah has 4 years of experience working for manufacturing companies. His main role at work is improving production and business processes by implementing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies. He is interested in both Management Consulting and Operations Management. He enjoys psychology, literature, outdoors and soccer.
What Ambassadors Do
Current MBA students are available to provide insight and assistance to prospective and newly-admitted students to make their decisions more informed and their transition to the MBA lifestyle more seamless.
Education: BMath, Honours Actuarial Science/Finance Option(Co-operative), University of Waterloo
Recent Work Experience: Manager, Risk Management, BMO
Julia is fortunate enough to have worked in various areas within the Canadian financial industry. She has simulated the market risk of investment holdings, she has worked with quants to model credit risk in retail and commercial lending, and now she is on the product side, trying to drive market share and revenue growth. Julia has an optimistic outlook for her career and would like to see where the Rotman MBA experience will lead her.
Education: Honours Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Current Work Experience: Manager Infrastructure Software Management at Scotiabank - Information Technology and Solutions
Andrew has worked at Scotiabank for the past 4 years and has extensive experience leading IT projects. He is an energetic and friendly individual who loves to meet people.
Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Honours, Mount Allison University
Recent Work Experience: Customer Business Development - Walmart Canada, Maple Leaf Foods Management & Leadership Trainee Program (3 years), Maple Leaf Foods
Lauren moved to Toronto from Prince Edward Island 3 years ago to start the Management & Leadership Trainee program at Maple Leaf Foods. During the program, she held a variety of roles in Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, gaining valuable cross-functional experience. Lauren now works on the Walmart Customer Business Team at Maple Leaf. Passionate about athletics & giving back to the community, Lauren aspires to work in Commercial Strategy & Consulting.
Education: Master of Geology, McGill University
Current Work Experience: Geologist, Orix Geoscience Inc.
Haddie Majnoon has been working in the mining industry for 5 years. Haddie has a passion for camping and kickboxing. Her goal is to become a manager in the mining industry upon graduation.
Education: Postdoctoral, Transfusion Medicine / Immunology / Drug Development, University of Toronto; PhD, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto; MSc, Immunology, University of Toronto; Hon. BSc, Immunology & Biological Chemistry, University of Toronto
Current Work Experience: Director of Drug Development, Armour Therapeutics Inc.
Anton is a biomedical professional and entrepreneur, with expertise spanning the areas of immunology, cancer research, drug development, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and biological chemistry. His professional experience is in drug development and managing biomedical R&D. He is looking to impact positive change on our world and society, while leaving behind a balanced footprint, and would like to accomplish this by leading change, advancing technological innovation, and solving complex problems.
Education: BSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary
Current Work Experience: Technology Consultant, TELUS
Kai has 8-years of diverse and successful professional experience in enterprise technology sales and consulting. He is a team player with strong problem solving, research, and quantitative analysis skills. He keeps an open mind and is willing to try an unexpected career path.
Contact an Ambassador
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Education: Masters of Engineering, Electrical and Computer, McMaster University; Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Biomedical, McMaster University
Current Work Experience: Applications Engineer, A-Tech
Sharanya has worked as an Engineer for the past three years and has experience in various industries such as aerospace and biomechanics. She is involved in managing projects and providing clients with systems that meet their specifications/requirements. She is passionate about playing soccer, baking, and playing the piano. Her goal is to branch out and pursue other opportunities upon graduation.
Education: Hons BENG and Mgmt, Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, OREA sales rep. license
Recent Work Experience: Project Manager and Associate Engineering Analyst, AMEC NSS
Amir has worked in energy industry for 5 years both in technical, consulting and management roles for nuclear related firms and power plants. Amir also has a realtor license to assist him in his entrepreneurship acts. He has a passion for soccer and a set mind for his future career plans.
Education: BA, History and Economics, University of Western Ontario
Current Work Experience: Associate, Institutional Investment Services at Mackenzie Financial
Professional Designation: Chartered Investment Manager
Jennifer has worked in the mutual fund industry, in Toronto, on both the retail and institutional side for the past five years. She loves to travel, experience new cultures and enjoys both skiing and photography. Jennifer is looking forward to completing the program with a focus in both Finance and Marketing.
Education: BA, Joint Honours (Econ and Finance), McGill University
Recent Work Experience: Financial Consultant, IGM Financial
Ali is currently working with IGM Financial, a subsidiary of Power Financial Corporation, as a financial consultant. For the past 6 years, he has been helping high net worth individuals with financial planning. His expertise is in creating complex financial plans. Ali takes soccer and cricket (a sport known to few) very seriously. He plans to start his own consulting firm in the future.
Education: Bachelor of Technology, Computer science and Engineering
Current Work Experience: Application Development Sr. Manager Company: CitiGroup, Canada
9 years of Information Technology experience in various verticals (Telecom, System Software & Financial). Passed Level II of the CFA exam in 2012. Looking to move into portfolio management.
Education: B.Kin, Kinesiology, Brock University
Education: Bachelor of Computer Science with Honors, Acadia University
Current Work Experience: Software Engineer
Yuan has worked in IBM Canada for 9 years in different positions and roles, working with different global teams on large scale projects. Yuan also has broad interests ranging from video gaming to piano and from sports to computer science. His goal is to have more influence on business strategy decisions in technology companies.
Education: B.Math, Financial Analysis & Risk Management - Co-op, University of Waterloo
Current Work Experience: Manager, Treasury & Balance Sheet Management, TD Bank
Piraveena currently works in Treasury primarily focusing on the assessment of the US Bank's Net Interest Income for regulatory Stress tests required by OSFI and the Federal Reserve. Outside of work, her passion is volunteering her time with for children with disabilities/autism. I also enjoy travelling, reading and biking.
Education: BBA, University of Toronto
Current Work Experience: Senior Accountant, SCI Group
CGA with six years combined financial analysis and accounting experience at Deloitte, Suncor and SCI Group.
Arrange a Class Visit
We would be pleased to have you join us for a class visit so you can experience firsthand what it's like to be a Rotman MBA student. In addition to observing a class of your choice, your Rotman student Ambassador guide can give you a tour of the school and introduce you to other Rotman students to give you a chance to interact with a wide range of people.
To arrange a visit, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating when you are available. Please note that due to high demand it will take us 3 business days to respond to your requests.