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Rotman School Students Among the Global Best & Brightest MBAs from the Class of 2022

May 2, 2022

Toronto – Two graduating MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management are included on the Poets&Quants annual list of the “Best & Brightest MBAs” which honours 100 of the world's most accomplished students from the Class of 2022.

Cyrena Lockert, MBA’22, and Peter Zhang, DPharm’21, MBA’22, were selected to the list by Poets&Quants, who received nominations of students from 73 of the world’s leading MBA programs.

Lockert, who served as a vice president for both the Management Consulting Association and Women in Management Association, has accepted a full time position with Mastercard Advisors as an associate managing consultant.

“Cyrena’s aptitude for building bridges made her appealing as a hire for Mastercard Advisors. They were looking an individual who demonstrated teamwork, strong project management and relationship building skills in both their work and education,” say Alisha Rajani, associate director, career curriculum & coaching, Rotman Career Services, and Rob Woon-Fat, career consulting, Rotman Career Services. “Cyrena’s love for planning and organizational skills were evident in all of the extracurricular activities she was involved in.”

Zhang was a student in the joint DPharm/MBA program with UofT’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Rotman School. He will joinJanssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson as a marketing associate.

“Peter brought invaluable skills as a leader, doctor of pharmacy graduate, global-health advocate, researcher, businessperson, and writer to the Rotman MBA Class of 2022,” says Anita McGahan, a University Professor at the Rotman School and UofT’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. “He is widely regarded by the faculty, staff, and his peers for both his academic brilliance and his wisdom, humility, and compassion.”

Profiles of Lockert and Zhang are online as well as the main story on the “Best & Brightest” from Poets&Quants.

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