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Student ambassadors

These current students are happy to share their experiences of all facets of the Rotman Morning MBA and Evening MBA program.

Have questions about getting in, making the transition back to school, or juggling the demands of work, school and life? Rotman ambassadors are current students who have volunteered their time to help you make your MBA decision, and are ready to share their experiences of the program. They also help those on track to study with us feel prepared for what lies ahead.

Read their bios to find the ambassador who is the best fit for your questions. Email an ambassador by clicking their name.

Contact our Morning MBA and Evening MBA student ambassadors

A man in business attire (Saad Abbasi)

Saad Abbasi

MBA 2020 candidate, Morning program
Tech sector

Prior Education:

BSc in Computer Engineering, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
P.Eng, PMP

Saad is currently working as a Technical Solutions Lead at Rogers. He provides high-tech network solutions to large enterprises in Canada.

Why Rotman?

"I chose Rotman because it has the largest alumni base in Canada. Having worked with past Rotman alumni, I have experienced how they even make people around them successful. Graduates of this program have a different way of thinking, which distinguish them from others. Rotman has a prestigious reputation and I want to help raise it even further."

A man in business attire (Arjun Basu)

Arjun Basu

MBA 2020 candidate, Evening program
Construction sector

Prior Experience:

BASc Mech Eng, University of Toronto
MEng, University of Toronto

Arjun works as a Project Engineer at Mott MacDonald, where he consults in the design and construction of large infrastructure projects. He is interested in transitioning into business strategy consulting after completing his MBA.

Why Rotman?

"I chose Rotman to do my MBA because of its central location and its flexibility for working professionals. Being able to do my MBA while working full-time was very important to me, and it has the added bonus of giving me the opportunity to apply the concepts I am learning in school to my job."

A man in business attire (Mohammad Chaudhry)

Mohammad Chaudhry

MBA 2020 candidate, Evening program

Prior Experience:

BSc Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology
PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering , Texas A&M University

Mohammad leads projects in disruptive ICT, blockchain, and big data systems as an ED with Soptimizer, and as Chair of IEEE Standards for Software-defined and Virtualized Ecosystems. He has significant experience spanning several industries and academia.

Why Rotman?

"Rotman is the best school in Canada with world-renowned faculty members, and the University of Toronto is one of the best universities in the world. World-class faculty plus an extraordinary class profile infused with several transformative opportunities is the perfect combination to choose."

A man in business attire (Malek Haddad)

Malek Haddad

MBA 2020 candidate, Evening program
Healthcare sector

Prior Experience:

BASc BioMed Eng, University of Toronto
MSc BioMed Eng, University of Nottingham

Malek is currently working as a Manager for the technical services department for a global medical device manufacturer, where he overseas strategy and operations.

Why Rotman?

"The Rotman School of Management's reputation speaks for itself and choosing Rotman as my preferred school was a given. The healthcare management major is what convinced me to pursue my MBA at Rotman –- a one-of-a-kind program in the heart of one the most diverse cities in the world, with top faculty and an amazing campus."

A woman in business attire (Solveiga Laureckaite)

Solveiga Laureckaite

MBA 2020 candidate, Morning program
Financial Sector

Prior Experience:

Transport Engineering Economics and Management Degree, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU)
Certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Solveiga is a compliance and risk management professional who has been working in the finance industry for over ten years. She is an international traveler with a keen interest in volunteering.

Why Rotman

"The Rotman MBA provides the appropriate scholastic tools, intellectual stimulation, exceptional student and peer community, as well as transformative experience necessary to best prepare to take on the challenges and opportunities associated with greater responsibilities at higher managerial levels."

A man in business attire (Zeshan Saghir)

Zeshan Saghir

MBA 2020 candidate, Evening program
Financial services

Prior Experience:

BSc Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Zeshan entered the world of financial services in the field of audit. He’s currently a Senior Audit Manager at CIBC and specializes in global markets and investment banking. He volunteers as an audit committee board member at ACESS Employment and actively mentor young professionals to bring out their best qualities and help them in their careers.

Why Rotman?

"I believe in excellence and an insane amount of hard work to achieve it. Rotman’s reputation, teaching style and critical thinking approach matched my personality."

A woman looking at the camera

Casey Yang

MBA 2020 candidate, Evening program
Financial Sector

Prior Experience:

B.Sc. in Biology, Fudan University
MHSA, University of Michigan, Major in Health Management & Policy

Casey is currently working at Scotiabank in Global Capital Markets and her interest is in finance/capital markets. Before joining Scotia, she worked at another bank in sales and trading for several years.

Why Rotman?

"I chose Rotman because it has a prestigious name on Bay Street and has an extensive alumni network. It also provides convenient access (location and schedule) for working professionals to achieve their degree."

Why Choose the Rotman Evening MBA

Russ Morgan discusses why he chose the Evening MBA