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Executives

Negin Shirandasht
President

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Artem Chaykovskyy
Executive Vice President

Directors

Hamza Arabi
Director of Finance

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

Hamza Arabi is a fourth year Accounting and Finance student at the Ted Rogers School of Management. He is currently a Portfolio Management Coordinator at Manulife Asset Management. Following an incredible year as a Finance Associate for the Ryerson University Finance Society, Hamza is excited to return as a Finance Director for this upcoming year. Hamza looks forward to an amazing year with a dedicated team. Hamza aims to further connect and inspire undergraduates at TRSM about a career in finance, and equip them with the essential tools and skills to launch their career. In his free time, Hamza enjoys playing basketball, going on adventures and all things fitness.

“The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.” – Warren Buffet

Hamza Arabi
Director of Finance

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Alex Mnich
Director of Marketing

Major / Minor

Real Estate /
Marketing

Who am I?

Alex Mnich is a third year Business Management student pursuing a major in Real Estate Management with a minor in Marketing. He is very excited about taking on his new role for the upcoming school year and will work hard to ensure every student can benefit from what RUFS has to offer. Alex is a very confident and dedicated student who wants more students to become involved within the Ted Rogers School of Management. He is also working with the Ted Rogers Management Conference as the VP of Public Relations and the Ted Rogers Students' Society as the Business Management Director. When not at school, Alex is either watching new episodes of Suits, or working as a brand ambassador for large companies such as Rogers, Ford, or CIBC.

"The only place Success comes before Work is in the dictionary" - Vince Lombardi

Alex Mnich
Director of Marketing

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Kerry Wu
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

Major / Minor

Law and Business /
French

Who am I?

Kerry is entering her second year of Business Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management, majoring in Law and Business and minoring in French. As an Associate on the Battle on Bay team, Kerry is truly dedicated to making the 10th annual case competition an unforgettable experience. In addition, to  working with RUFS, she has also joined the Ryerson Women in Leadership (RWIL) team as a Corporate Relations Associate. When Kerry is not busying planning for case competitions, she enjoys spending time with friends, travelling, and discovering new places to brunch.

"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." -Albert Einstein

Kerry Wu
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

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Sobiga Kamalakaran
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

Major / Minor

Finance /
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Who am I?

Sobiga is going into her 3rd year of the Accounting and Finance program at Ted Rogers School of Management. Sobiga's goal for the year while taking on the role of Corporate Relations Associate with RUFS is to create new and strong professional relationships with industry professionals for the team. Outside of school, Sobiga works for LA Fitness as a Certified Personal Trainer and also enjoys taking on thrilling experiences.

"What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it."

Sobiga Kamalakaran
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

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Mandeep Dhindsa
Co-Director of Events

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

Mandeep is looking forward to helping RUFS host the most incredible events during this upcoming school year. Mandeep is motivated and dedicated to enhancing the student experience at the Ted Rogers School of Management. After graduation, he plans on pursuing his CPA designation. Besides his school commitments, he enjoys playing tennis and watching movies.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” -Vince Lombardi

Mandeep Dhindsa
Co-Director of Events

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Amanda Do
Co-Director of Events

Major

Finance

Who am I?

Born in Vietnam and raised in the West Coast. Amanda is a business student who is crazily in love with fashion, travelling and languages.

Amanda Do
Co-Director of Events

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Paul Zelyk
Director of Corporate Relations

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

Paul is a third year finance student who is looking to increase his involvement at Ted Rogers School of Management. Paul hopes to work in Hong Kong in debt Capital Markets in the future.

" Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit" Vince Lombardi Jr.

Paul Zelyk
Director of Corporate Relations

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Shivani Jagota
Director of Internal Case Competitions

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

Shivani is an ambitious and creative mind that is using her new role to give back to her school and other students. She is also excited about working with the Academic Success Centre as a peer tutor. In the near future, she aims to earn her CFA designation. During her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and letting her creativity loose.

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door my friends." - Milton Berle

Shivani Jagota
Director of Internal Case Competitions

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Joshua Go
Director of Student Relations

Major

Human Resources

Who am I?

Joshua is very excited about taking on his new role for the upcoming school year. Joshua is a very energetic and vocal student who wants more students to become involved within the Ted Rogers School of Management. When not at school, Joshua is at the RAC playing basketball, or working at the swimming pool.

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." - Michael Jordan

Joshua Go
Director of Student Relations

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Alexandra Garneau
Director of Creative

Major / Minor

Graphic Communications Management /
Marketing

Who am I?

Alexandra is thrilled to be the Creative Director for the Ryerson University Finance Society this year. She looks forward to bringing her passion for graphics, her positive attitude, and her strong work ethic to this team. Alexandra is also involved with the Ted Rogers Students' Society as one of its graphic designers. As this is her final year at Ryerson, Alexandra looks forward to the opportunities she will pursue upon graduation.

"When you have exhausted all the possibilities, remember this: you haven't." - Thomas Edison

Alexandra Garneau
Director of Creative

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Isabella Akselrud
Director of Alumni Relations

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

Isabella is a hard working student who is eager to learn and take on new challenges. She is looking forward to planning the best alumni gala of the decade in her position as Alumni associate. Isabella hopes to help students at Ted Rogers School of Management to explore and discover career opportunities in finance  while making lasting memories and unforgettable connections. In Isabella's spare time she enjoys trying new things and meeting new people. Extreme sports are her favourite pass time.

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron

Isabella Akselrud
Director of Alumni Relations

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Associates

Michael Porretta
Finance Associate

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

With a huge smile on his face, Michael is eager to laugh and learn with this year's fantastic team. Michael plans to use this great opportunity to gain valuable experience and better himself for his future career. When he is not busy with school or work, he is out harvesting tomato's, eating good food, listening to music, or watching anime.

"Accept it. Learn from it. Laugh at it. Move on" - Michael Porretta

Michael Porretta
Finance Associate

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Don Lam
Marketing Associate

Major / Minor

Law and Business /
Economics

Who am I?

Don is a Law and Business student that hopes to become more active in the school community. He is extremely excited to be working with RUFS and is looking forward to meeting new people and expanding his network. Outside of school, Don enjoys watching comedy, trying out new restaurants, and scrolling through his social media feeds. After graduating, he plans on pursuing further education and hopefully work in an industry where he can combine both business and creativity.

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

Don Lam
Marketing Associate

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Jenna Longville
Marketing Associate

Major / Minor

Accounting /
Marketing

Who am I?

Jenna is excited to be taking on her role as Marketing Associate. She is a hard-working and dedicated student who is looking forward to helping students reap all the benefits that Ted Rogers School of Management has to offer. In her spare time, Jenna is either reading or working as a gymnastics coach.

"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." -Jane Austen

Jenna Longville
Marketing Associate

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Usman Khan
Battle On Bay Associate

Major

Finance

Who am I?

Usman Khan, second year student with intent to major in Finance. He exercises strong interpersonal skills to secure sponsors and ensure the annual success of Battle On Bay. Usman is also President of the Tennis Society at Ryerson. He plans to build his career in investment banking. While not at school, he enjoys playing tennis and managing his YouTube channel.

"Genius is insanity until it works."

Usman Khan
Battle On Bay Associate

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Ravneet Sohi
Corporate Relations Associate

Major

Undecided (SAF 2nd Year)

Who am I?

Ravneet is in her second year and is very excited to be a part of the Ryerson University Finance Society as this is one of her many steps in becoming more involved at TRSM and meeting new people. Ravneet is a very open-minded, energetic and dedicated student who loves to play sports, read books, and spend time with family and friends during her free time.

"You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." - J.K Rowling

Ravneet Sohi
Corporate Relations Associate

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Samuel Gill
Events Associate

Major / Minor

Global Management and Accounting

Who am I?

Samuel is very excited for the upcoming events that RUFS will be holding this upcoming year. He is a confident and hard working student, with a strong passion for the business world. With great experience on various school teams and clubs, he is a committed leader, team player, and advocate for the student voice. Samuel intends on pursing a career in Accounting with hopes of a designation as a CPA.

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs

Samuel Gil
Events Associate

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Linda Lieu
Events Associate

Major

Economics and Management Science /
Accounting

Who am I?

An aspiring CPA and an enthusiastic learner, Linda is excited to be a part of the Events Department to carry out exciting events for TRSM students. Being with the RUFS family this year, Linda strives to continue improving on her soft skills.

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie

Linda Lieu
Events Associate

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Jez Salonga
Events Associate

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

Jez is very eager to help out and attend all the events RUFS has to offer this coming year, and looking forward to reach out to fellow TRSM students to attend RUFS events. Jez is a co-op student in the Accounting and Finance program, and will hopefully be a financial analyst on Bay Street one day. In her spare time, she’s most likely riding her bike, having a Friends marathon or baking cookies.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

Jez Salonga
Events Associate

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Maritza Loo
Case Competition Associate

Major

Finance

Who am I?

- Interested in pursuing CFA
- BUS100 Facilitator
- Fluent in Spanish

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears" by Les Brown

Maritza Loo
Case Competition Associate

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Ali Bafi
Corporate Relations Associate

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

Ali is very excited and looking forward to taking on his new role for the upcoming school year. Ali is a very confident and enthusiastic student who wants more students to become involved within the Ted Rogers School of Management and to learn more about the financial industry. When not at school, Ali is either watching BNN (Business News Network), or working as a Customer Service Representative at TD. Ali would like to pursue a career in Capital Markets (Investment Banking) upon graduating and believes hard work and dedication will get him there.

"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander" Aristotle

Ali Bafi
Corporate Relations Associate

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Rickie Troung
Creative Associate

Major / Minor

Accounting /
Finance

Who am I?

Rickie is a second year student at the Ted Rogers School of Management where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance. An entrepreneur at heart, Rickie knew at a very young age that he wanted to go into business. When he is not busy reading about global affairs or emerging technologies, Rickie enjoys practicing photography.

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Rickie Truong
Creative Associate

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Jenessa Babcock
Creative Associate

Major / Minor

Graphic Communications Management /
Human Resource Management

Who am I?

Jenessa is eager to join the RUFS team this year as a creative associate. She is happy to say that this is the first year she'll be apart of a student group and is excited to apply her skills, learn more about RUFS, and meet new people. Jenessa is a hardworking student who loves to be creative while keeping herself busy. She hopes that this year will help her to branch out and developed a diverse networking circle. Jenessa hopes to incorporate her knowledge of design and print when creating fun and enthusiastic graphics for the team! When not in classes, Jenessa enjoys group activities like volleyball and soccer. She also likes painting and enjoys the company of friends and family. She is very excited for all of the possibilities that this year will bring.

"If you stumble make it part of the dance"

Jenessa Babcock
Creative Associate

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Honorary Council

Patrick Inacio
Honorary Council

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

Patrick has been a part of RUFS for the past 3 years and he is going on his 4th year with RUFS. Patrick is aspiring to complete the CPA and CBV designations. He has a passion for auditing and is looking forward to the journey ahead. In his free time he enjoys watching Soccer and Narcos.

Be thankful for what you have, work hard for what you don't have

Patrick Inacio
Honorary Council

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Mariah Emo
Honorary Council

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