Alumni: 2014-15 Students

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali has 23 years of experience in the public and private sectors of Asia, Europe and North America, including serving as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), the apex regulator for the corporate, insurance and non-banking financial sector. Prior to SECP, Ali spent 10 years as a venture capitalist investor setting up and managing companies in the financial, information technology, digital media, real estate and food sectors in Pakistan and the Middle East. He started his career as a stock broker and investment banker in Pakistan and the UK. Ali has also served as a Director on the Boards of the Karachi Stock Exchange, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Agency, Dawood Commercial Bank and Engro Corporation, the largest conglomerate in Pakistan.  Presently he is serving as CEO of Threesixtydegreez Canada Inc. and as a director on the Boards of his various companies. 

Ali holds an MBA and BBA from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.

Jennifer Argiropoulos

J. ArgiropoulosJennifer Argiropoulos has almost 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jennifer now works in the Legal and Compliance department at Empire Life Investments Inc., a Canadian investment management company with over $12 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Empire Life Investments Inc., Jennifer held progressively senior sales roles with MD Physician Services Inc. and National Bank.  Throughout her career, she has collaborated with business partners from across North America.

Jennifer holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Toronto. She holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation and has completed various courses including the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers (PDO), Derivatives Fundamentals, and Options Licensing.

Nada Asaad

N. Asaad

Nada Asaad is an internationally-educated lawyer from Egypt where she worked at Baker & McKenzie before moving to Dubai as an in-house counsel for several multi-national organizations.  Her diversified experience is a result of holding different regional and legal roles with Emaar Properties, Western Union Financial Services, Otis Elevators and Injazat Capital Limited.

Nada covered the Middle East and Arab Gulf Region, working closely with each country’s management teams at various levels to achieve company and legal department objectives.  In her different roles she provided legal advice and review to each country’s operations in various aspects of the business as well as managed legal risk and legal compliance programs. Her responsibilities included developing and monitoring legal compliance and company policies and procedures including compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, FCPA and Anti Boycott Laws.  She also handled the negotiation and drafting of numerous types of commercial contracts, provided support of regulatory initiatives and was involved in various arbitration cases (including ICSID).  

Nada is Fluent in both Arabic & English and practices in both languages. She holds an LLM from the University of London, an LLB from Cairo University and is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

Md. Tabarak Hossain Bhuiyan

T. BhuiyanMd. Tabarak Hossain Bhuiyan has over 17 years of experience in the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). During his career in the BAF, he held various command, staff and instructional appointments. He also worked as a defending officer and as a prosecuting officer in different types of courts-martial. Bhuiyan graduated from the BAF Academy and received an award for best cadet from the Honorable President of Bangladesh.  He also graduated from the Officers’ Command School, Royal Air Force.  After his retirement from the BAF as a Wing Commander, Bhuiyan worked for the Prime Bank as Deputy Managing Director.  He was enrolled as an Advocate with Bangladesh Bar Council in 2010.

Bhuiyan obtained his BA, LLB, MSS and M Phil degrees from the University of Dhaka. He also obtained his MBA from the North South University, Bangladesh and received the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for outstanding performance. 

Salikha E. Brimzhanova

S. BrimzhanovaSalikha E. Brimzhanova practiced law for over 20 years in the Republic of Kazakhstan and in Russia. She held the position of General Counsel for almost 12 years at Karazhanbasmunai JSC, one of the major oil-producing companies in Kazakhstan, where she was involved in various high-level assignments, including negotiations with Kazakhstan state officials, litigations, contracts and labour issues. She also held the title of Director of Branches with administrative functions.  Previously, Salikha was the attorney for the USAID IRIS (USA) Commercial Law Project in Kazakhstan, in connection with legal reforms that occurred in the country after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Prior to joining USAID, she worked with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan and with  city administration of Sverdlovsk, Russia. Along with the above-mentioned roles, Salikha was an Advocate (solicitor\barrister) for the Almaty City Collegium Bar and an Arbitrator in the Kazakhstan commercial private court system.

Salikha holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Ural State Law University in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  She has also completed a Senior Executive Program (Columbia University Business School, USA) and Executive Development Program (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania).  In Canada, Salikha obtained a Real Estate License and an Immigration Consultant Diploma.

Eddie Chan

E. ChanEddie Chan has over 14 years of professional project/program management experience with several financial institutions in Canada. Most recently, Eddie managed a US business transition / divestiture program and an IT outsourcing service repatriation project for one of the major financial institutions in Toronto.  Prior to that, he served as a program manager in a variety of business/IT strategic initiatives including an HR outsourcing service transition program, Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) transition program and a retail record management outsourcing program for one of the major Canadian banks.  

Eddie holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.

Tiffany Chang

T. ChangTiffany Chang has over seven years of experience in business management, process consultation, and project management in the financial services industry.  As a senior manager in the Corporate Secretary’s Division, Tiffany is accountable for legal and governance processes where she challenges the status quo to build innovative ways of working.  Tiffany manages technology and process improvement projects focused on enhancing user experience, increasing productivity, and automating procedures to reduce operational risk for legal and governance processes.  Tiffany has been recognized on several occasions for the results she has delivered to the organization.

Tiffany holds a Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from York University. Tiffany is also an active community volunteer for a number of career development and newcomer programs.

Edward (Ted) Clark

T. Clark

Ted Clark is an avid beer geek and Co-Founder / CEO of High Park Brewery, a microbrewery established in late 2014 in the west end of Toronto and available in certain local bars and restaurants.  Ted was born in Toronto, but attended high school near Cambridge, England, where he first developed a love of English beer. High Park Brewery’s “Across the Pond” Special Ale is an example of a traditional English style ale from this region, but made with local ingredients in Canada.  Prior to the beer business, Ted specialized in the insurance and reinsurance marketplace and has worked for large (re)insurers and a NASDAQ startup. He possesses a strong entrepreneurial quality and founded Prism Information Management Group Inc. in 1999 to provide consulting, account management and technology solutions in this area.  Reinsurance is an international undertaking and this has given Ted exposure to global business issues, contract interpretation and, in particular, international dispute resolution.  As a result, Ted has participated in court, mediation and arbitration proceedings, and he has testified as a fact and/or expert witness in Canada, the US, the UK and Scandinavia. Ted is a keen skier, hockey fan and player who enjoys craft beer and walking his dog Sadie.

Veronique Delahaye

V. DelahayeVéronique Delahaye has gained diverse professional experience in Melbourne, Brussels, London, and Vancouver. She has worked in a number of different legal environments - including a not-for-profit human rights organization serving the interests of asylum seekers, an intellectual property law firm, an immigration practice, as an Intern for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Brussels, and also as Contract Attorney and Project Manager for private law firms in Brussels and London, respectively.

Véronique holds a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from France, as well as an LLM in Human Rights Law from Australia.

Vera Ermakova

V. ErmakovaVera Ermakova has been working in the field of hospitality and business for almost 15 years and has held management and directorship positions in several organizations in different countries. Vera completed her MBA in Hotel and Tourism Management in Switzerland, Bachelor of Economics in New York, Marketing Degree in Australia, and early studies in Russia, Bangladesh and India. She has worked in the Maldives, Singapore, Thailand and Bangladesh on local and foreign investment projects. She has an extensive travel background and speaks English, Russian, Bengali and French.

Vera has been in Canada since 2011 and has been operating several projects locally and internationally during this time. She recently completed the set up of a 50-unit US franchise operation in Asia.

At present Vera is working on investment in a full-service retirement home project in Ontario, and, she is serving as Director of Project Coordination and Sales for a luxury hospitality project in St. Kitts and Nevis, authorized by the government for Citizenship by Investment.

Luca Filice

L. FiliceLuca Filice has over 12 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, primarily in operational due diligence, hedge fund valuation and accounting. Mr. Filice is currently the Manager of the Operational Due Diligence team at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which is ranked as one of the 10 largest retirement funds in the world and currently manages over $230 billion in assets on behalf of 18 million eligible Canadians. In this role, Mr. Filice leads operational due diligence engagements covering new and existing investments in external investment managers.

Previously, Mr. Filice was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co where he was responsible for the valuation and accounting of several global hedge fund clients. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Filice worked as an Operational Due Diligence Analyst at Albourne Partners Ltd. covering hedge fund managers in the credit, distressed, activist and equity long/short space. He began his career at Citco Fund Services where he specialized in hedge fund accounting and valuation of complex fund structures and credit focused products.

Mr. Filice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. While at Western, he was the recipient of the Robert G. Siskind Entrepreneurial Award and the Craig R. Williams Memorial Scholarship.

Jonathan Game-Alcide

J. Game-AlcideJonathan Game–Alcide began his career in marketing, social media, and legal affairs for BBDO, an international advertising agency working with large multi-national companies including the International Olympic Committee, Pepsico and Procter&Gamble. Moving into the financial sector focusing on investments in emerging markets, he currently is the Senior Project Manager at Episolar Inc, a private equity development corporation focusing on renewable energy in the African sector and emerging markets in the global South. For the last two years Jonathan has developed and managed special projects in legal and business affairs in Sub-Saharan Africa relying on his experience developing utility scale solar projects.  He has worked with ECA’s from Scandinavia, South Africa and the United States to ensure projects reach financial close in this challenging market. To date, Jonathan has helped develop a special purpose vehicle for one West Africa’s largest solar installations with some of Europe’s pre-eminent law firms and banking institutions.

Having lived and worked abroad for over five years, Jonathan has been involved with various projects both in Canada and internationally, focusing on cleantech and emerging markets. 

Jonthan graduated from Concordia University and McGill University in Environmental Studies and Management respectively.

Anthony Idigbe

A.  IdigbeAnthony Idigbe, SAN is a Nigerian qualified lawyer with over 31 years' experience in various areas of law.  He runs consulting firm Punuka Consulting Inc. in Canada where he advises clients on foreign law. Anthony has authored a book, Legal Aspect of Capital Market Operations in Nigeria and was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the equivalent to the UK Queens Counsel in 2000.  He is widely consulted by government agencies, local and multinational businesses on foreign investment, oil and gas, mining, pharmaceutical and cross border securities transactions. As founder of the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) in Nigeria, he was Chairman of the association for many years.

Anthony graduated from OAU Ife University, winning the Justice Orojo Prize in Company Law.  He holds LLM degrees from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen Scotland and the University of Lagos as well as an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology.  Anthony is also a Fellow, IBA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK and a Member of the International Insolvency Institute (III).

Pierce Ji

P. JiPierce Ji is the Vice President Finance of Kartelle Corporation, a fast-growing real estate development firm specialized in developing urban, mixed-use properties, as well as turning around highly depressed commercial properties through creative constructions, not only reducing operating expenses, but also increasing rental income. He focuses on property valuation and acquisition, project budgeting and forecasting, deal structuring, and negotiating with lenders and equity investors. He also assists the President in business planning and strategy implementation. Under his management, Kartelle is developing and building commercial and residential projects worth around $150 million a year. 

Pierce holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializes in Accounting, from the University of Toronto. 

Isabelle Minling Lian 

I. LianIsabelle Minling Lian is a distinguished investment banker working for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets. Isabelle served the provincial crown corporation, Alberta Treasury Branch, as a Senior Risk Manager in 2012. Isabelle worked for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) from 2009 to 2011. She played a key role in the $10-billion market risk integration project when ANZ acquired Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) retail and commercial business in Asia. From 2000 to 2008, Isabelle held progressive roles with BNP PARIBAS, Singapore and BNP PARIBAS, New York, the fourth largest bank in the world.

Isabelle holds a Master of Science in Finance degree from George Washington University, USA.  Isabelle is a member of the Women’s Executive Network (WEN) and is a certified financial professional in Risk Management.  Previously, she was a member of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a member of Financial Women Association of Singapore (FWAS) and a member of the International Federal of University Women (IFUW). 

Nelson Lisboa 

Nelson Lisboa

Nelson Lisboa is an International Foreign Trade Lawyer who has been working for Lemine Investment Group since 2013. He began his career with Lemine in the Immigration and Corporate Departments, and is now the head of the Legal Department, being responsible for all immigration contracts. Mr. Lisboa has extensive experience and an expertise in real estate and investment law, working on behalf of both purchasers and sellers for all types of real estate, including condominium developers, business and real estate joint ventures, limited partnerships, and banks and mortgage companies.  He also has vast experience working through a wide range of real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of homes and condominiums, condominium developments, and complex business acquisitions, sales, and reorganizations. As part of his role, Mr. Lisboa travels to China on a constant basis to meet and talk to investors.

William Logan

B. LoganWilliam Logan is Director of Business Development & Marketing at Protocol Biomass Corporation: a Canadian renewable energy company and subsidiary of Protocol Energy International. Protocol produces wood pellet biomass for export to the European and Asian-Pacific markets where wood pellet biomass is used as a renewable replacement fuel by electric utility companies as an alternative to coal. Prior to the entry of Protocol Biomass Corporation into the biomass sector, William's focus was centered on renewable energy development (wind, solar, geothermal) opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean with primary development of the Villonaco Wind Power project in Ecuador.

In addition to his duties on the Protocol team, William serves as Vice-President at PAW Capital Inc.: an independent, Canadian-owned boutique merchant bank focused primarily on debt and equity financing. PAW Capital’s Industry sector specialties are renewable energy and healthcare/financial services technology enterprises. Prior to PAW Capital Inc., William spent four years at BMO Nesbitt Burns where he worked in various retail & institutional asset management positions.

William has lived & worked abroad and he has travelled extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America & the Caribbean. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Bishop’s University.

Dian M. Lopez

D. LopezDian M. Lopez has extensive experience in the area of competition law, government procurement and public private partnerships. As Senior Advisor and Procurement Specialist with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Dian is a member of the project management team responsible for negotiating, implementing and managing, several multi-year, multi-million dollar high complexity agreements, between the CRA and external/private organizations, such as the CRA’s unprecedented Records Management initiative with a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

Prior to his current responsibilities, Dian held progressively senior roles within the Contracting Division of the CRA, where he gained extensive experience in the areas of competition and trade law, private and government procurement, and supply chain management.

Dian holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in International Development and Globalization, and an Honours Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. Dian has completed all the requirements for Level I of the Certified Federal Specialist in Procurement (CFSP) program.

Yufei Luo

Y. LuoYufei Luo is a consultant with a Canadian national firm.  Her practice has focused on Chinese mergers,  acquisitions and financing. She was previously employed by one other Canadian law firm and one global law firm's Canadian office.  She has been active in Chinese transactional work and business development initiatives for the firm’s Asia Pacific Group.  She is primarily involved in Chinese outbound investment in the natural resource sector.  She had assisted many Chinese state-owned and private companies in their various ventures in Canada.

Before moving to Canada, Yufei was an associate with one of China's largest law firms.  She is admitted to practice law in China and her expertise focuses on mergers and acquisitions and Chinese foreign investment law.  She has represented many multinational companies in their investments in China involving various industries such as banking, real estate, petroleum, food production, manufacturing, and retailing. 

Yufei originated from Guangzhou, China. She has a master's degree in Law from Sun Yat-sen University and a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Yufei has been an enthusiastic supporter of local Chinese business community events.  She is a current board member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association.

Sonia Morey

S.  MoreySonia Morey is a Director of Global Regulatory Affairs and Risk Control, Risk Management at CIBC, one of Canada’s major banks with over $400 billion in assets and with subsidiaries located in the U.S., the U.K., Asia and the Caribbean, where she has regulatory, risk management and governance controls accountabilities.  Prior to assuming this function in January 2014, Sonia held risk management and governance positions within Capital Markets Risk Management (Trading Operational Risk and Market Risk) starting in 2011.  Previously, Sonia worked at Scotiabank within Group Compliance, covering operations in over 50 countries, and within Global Risk Management, where she developed Treasury Risk Management Policy and asset liability limits for Scotiabank’s Latin American and Caribbean subsidiaries and branches.  

Sonia has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Ottawa, and a Master's Degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal.  Sonia speaks French, Spanish and Italian.

Don Narvas

D. NarvasDon Narvas is a global procurement professional with over 16 years of raw commodity and packaged goods sourcing experience within the grocery sector. As part of the Offshore Procurement Team at Loblaw Companies Ltd. in Brampton, Ontario, he is responsible for developing Packer and Private Label concepts and formulating buying strategy by conducting item, factory and country strategy assessments to maximize category potential and diversify supply worldwide.

Don holds a Master of International Management degree from the Oregon Joint Professional Schools of Business at Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary.

Ian Robertson

I. Robertson

Ian Robertson serves as Chief Executive Officer of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC), a publicly traded corporation focused on delivering shareholder value as a North American diversified generation, distribution and transmission utility.  APUC owns a $3.8 billion portfolio of cost-of-service regulated natural gas, electric and water utility systems serving approximately 500,000 customers in 9 U.S. states and non-regulated renewable electric generating facilities representing over 1,100W of installed capacity. He is a founder and principal of Algonquin Power Corporation Inc., an independent power developer which was formed in 1988 and is the predecessor organization to APUC. 

Ian has over 25 years of experience in the development, financing, acquisition and operation of electric power generating projects both in North America and internationally. He is an electrical engineer and holds a Professional Engineering designation through his Bachelor of Applied Science awarded by the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business. In addition, Ian was awarded a Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2000.  Ian received a Chartered Director designation from McMaster University in 2008. 

In addition to his principal occupation as Chief Executive Officer of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., Ian has served as a director on a number of Boards for public companies in the electrical and oil and gas sectors. Ian lives with his wife and two children in Oakville, Ontario. In addition to his continuing strong commitment to his young family, Ian’s personal passions include skiing, running and maintaining his airline transport pilot currency.

Lindsey Robinson

L. Robinson

Lindsey Robinson is the Manager, Business Development & Marketing at Bereskin & Parr LLP, where she manages international business development and marketing initiatives for the firm. Lindsey has 10 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, client relations, project management and public relations. While overseeing the firm’s Business Development & Marketing Department, Lindsey works with practice groups to provide strategic advice and marketing planning. She is responsible for business development, brand management, communications, advertising, media relations, sponsorships, event management and business intelligence. Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, Lindsey managed international business development and marketing initiatives for the intellectual property group at a full-service law firm. Lindsey currently sits on the board of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Toronto Chapter as the Events Committee Chair.

Lindsey received a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations from Ryerson University and an Honours Specialization Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Western Ontario.

Sudhir Sarin


Sudhir Sarin has extensive Business and Project Development experience in the power generation industry. Over the course of his career, Sudhir has worked with leading global corporations in Canada, India and Japan. In his current role as Capture Team Leader and Project Development Manager with ABB Inc., Sudhir is responsible for securing business for new hydro and solar generation projects across North and South America.  Sudhir’ s responsibilities include project risk assessment; leading the proposal and engineering team for bid preparation; and contract negotiations with customers for large value projects. Prior to joining ABB, Sudhir worked in sales and business development roles with Andritz Hydro and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

By training, Sudhir is a mechanical engineer and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Sudhir also holds an MBA degree with specialization in marketing and finance from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India.  Sudhir is an avid traveler and has visited over 30 countries on assignments and as a tourist.

John Savitskiy

J. Savitskiy

John Savitskiy has over 15 years of legal experience, primarily in the areas of commercial and corporate law.  Before moving to Canada, he was accountable for Corporate Governance and M&A as the Senior Legal Officer at MegaFon - the largest telecommunications holding in Russia with approximately $20 billion market capitalization. John was a pivotal part of the team and was involved in the IPO of MegaFon at the London Exchange in 2012 and multiple cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to joining MegaFon, John held different legal positions in international and domestic consulting, investment, and manufacturing companies in Russia and Belarus. Throughout his career, he collaborated with well-known consulting companies such as Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, BCG, Computershare, and top international legal firms – Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, Freshfields, Cleary Gottlieb, White & Case. 

John is currently a candidate of the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) at the University of Toronto. He has a Law degree from the Belarussian State University.

Patrizia Schultheiss

P. Schultheiss

Patrizia Schultheiss is an internationally-trained lawyer from Germany with almost nine years of work experience in M&A, corporate restructuring and tax consulting. She worked as corporate counsel for ADCURAM Group, a medium sized owner-managed investment group, which engages in business throughout the world. She was responsible for covering ADCURAM’s legal interests in the scope of all acquisitions activities as well as its divestments and handled a broad range of legal and tax matters ranging from litigation to corporate governance and corporate finance. Prior to that, she worked for KPMG, Munich in the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Services Group.

Patrizia completed her law degree at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She is enroled as a lawyer with the Bar Council of Munich and is a member of the German Bar Association.

Raja Shankar

R. Shankar

Raja Shankar heads Scotiabank's international digital marketing team. He holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto and has previously worked at various well known Canadian organizations such as CHUM (now part of CTV), Corus Entertainment, Cineplex Entertainment, Canwest (Postmedia), Sun Media, and was also briefly involved in a social media start-up company.

At Scotiabank, Raja is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of both regional and local Digital marketing initiatives for 27 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America where Scotiabank operates. Raja spends more and more time building relationships with the countries to fine tune the corporate social and digital media strategy to align with local culture and customer needs.

In addition to being involved with Scotiabank's sponsorship and philanthropic initiatives in the countries, Raja is also personally involved in local Scotiabank's charitable initiatives such as the United Way and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Rangan Sivanathan

R. Sivanathan

Rangan Sivanathan has over eight years of experience in the financial services industry and has spent an equal amount of time in management consulting. He currently works for the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”) as Vice President in their Corporate Banking – Investment Dealers and Fund Managers group. He is responsible for relationship management and business development, and has credit responsibilities for Pension Funds, Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, and Fund Managers.  Prior to joining BMO, Rangan worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia in their Prime Brokerage group, servicing Hedge Fund clients. His past experience includes working for non-profit crown corporation Legal Aid Ontario, Silicon Valley startup firm Eclipse Networks, and the management consulting arm of KPMG LLP. 

Rangan holds an Executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University.

Joe Strangis

J. Strangis

Joe Strangis has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry.  As Vice President and Branch Manager for TD Wealth Private Investment Advice in Whitby, Ontario, the mandate for his team is to fulfill the comprehensive needs of mass affluent and high net worth clients with World Class Advice and Legendary Client Experiences.  TD Wealth Private Investment Advice is a premier full-service brokerage and wealth management business with over $75 Billion in assets under management.  During his career with TD, Joe has held progressively senior sales and management roles such as Customer Service Manager, Investment Advisor and Regional Administration Manager.  Throughout his career with TD, he has collaborated with business partners throughout the organization on various projects and initiatives.

Joe holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA (Hons), from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is a Certified Retirement Specialist.  In addition, Joe holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) and Fellow of The Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designations and has completed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Victor Tung

V. Tung

Victor Tung is the Chief Information Officer, International Technology and Delivery Solutions for BMO Financial Group. Victor is accountable for a number of enterprise shared services across Technology including quality assurance, business management, first line of defense “ Risk Management”, Technology governance and an SDLC centre of excellence (COE).  In his role as CIO, he is responsible for all aspects of information technology for all channels, infrastructure and core banking systems for Asia. 

Victor joined BMO from CIBC where he held senior technology and business management positions within retail, business banking, wealth and capital markets leading teams in strategy and planning, client services, quality assurance, risk management and information security. 

Victor is a Certified Information Security Auditor and holds an HBA in Economics/Public Policy, an MSC in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from the University of  Toronto, Rotman School of Business.

Daniel Vaisfeld

D. Vaisfeld

Daniel Vaisfeld is originally from Bologna, Italy. He has worked in Italian and Canadian law firms over the last six years, focusing on corporate law, transport law and law of successions.  In 2012, he came to Canada for a temporary work experience at Riboldi Law, a Toronto based law firm. Today he is  part of the Riboldi Law team, where he focuses his activity on commercial and corporate law and inheritance law related matters, especially for commercial transactions between Italy and Canada, incorporations for Italian companies in Canada, commercial litigation and cross-borders successions involving Italy and Canada.

Daniel completed his law degree at the University of Bologna in 2008 and hopes that the GPLLM will help further his professional goal of becoming a present-day “pioneer” in the opening of new commercial routes between the EU and Canada. Daniel is also a passionate freediver, swimmer and skier.

Xunmei (Lydia) Zhou

L. Zhou

Xunmei (Lydia) Zhou has over seven years of experience in the Chinese stock broker industry, seven years of experience as a Chinese litigator and five years of experience practicing Canadian personal injury law.  She is now a paralegal at Sokoloff Lawyers, one of the leading personal injury law firms in Toronto that specializes in serious personal injuries and accident benefits, long term disability claims and other injury cases. Before moving to Canada, Lydia worked as a litigation lawyer in the city of Shenzhen, China and was mainly focused on cases concerning contract, real estate, and securities transactions.  However, before becoming a lawyer, she dedicated her first seven years after graduation to Ping An Securities Company Ltd., the subsidiary of China’s biggest insurance company—Ping An Insurance (Group) Company Ltd. of China.  Lydia's highest position at the company was Director of the Business Administration Department. 

Lydia holds a Master of Laws degree (Specialized in Civil and Commercial Law) from Renmin University of China, one of the most well-recognized law schools in China and a B.A. degree from the University of Shenzhen.  She has always been interested in expending her knowledge of different fields.  She also holds an Insurance Broker Licence, Psychological Consultant Certificate, Economist Certificate, as well as various stock broker licences from China.