Umar Waqas - Co-President   uwaqas17@schulich.yorku.ca   Umar is the Co-President of the Schulich Finance Association. His professional experience spans over a period of six and half years. He has worked on different assignments including sales, project management and commodity trading. However, he aims to make a career shift and move into banking industry. On the personal front, he believes in giving back to the community and tries to engage himself with community service initiatives. He likes to lead an active life style and participate in outdoors activities.

Umar Waqas - Co-President
uwaqas17@schulich.yorku.ca

Umar is the Co-President of the Schulich Finance Association. His professional experience spans over a period of six and half years. He has worked on different assignments including sales, project management and commodity trading. However, he aims to make a career shift and move into banking industry. On the personal front, he believes in giving back to the community and tries to engage himself with community service initiatives. He likes to lead an active life style and participate in outdoors activities.

  Priyanka Luthra - Co-President   pluthra17@schulich.yorku.ca   Priyanka is the Co-President of the Schulich Finance Association. She is currently a summer associate with the Fraud Risk Advisory team at RBC Bank – Group Risk Management. With a focus on Financial Services and Strategic Management concentrations at Schulich School, Priyanka is interested to accelerate her career in the financial services advisory. Prior to her MBA, she has worked with organizations such as EY and Aon Plc in the advisory and consulting practices. She is an undergraduate in Statistics from the University of Delhi, India.

Priyanka Luthra - Co-President
pluthra17@schulich.yorku.ca

Priyanka is the Co-President of the Schulich Finance Association. She is currently a summer associate with the Fraud Risk Advisory team at RBC Bank – Group Risk Management. With a focus on Financial Services and Strategic Management concentrations at Schulich School, Priyanka is interested to accelerate her career in the financial services advisory. Prior to her MBA, she has worked with organizations such as EY and Aon Plc in the advisory and consulting practices. She is an undergraduate in Statistics from the University of Delhi, India.

 
  Haris Maqsood - Director Finance/Treasurer   hmaqsood17@schulich.yorku.ca   Haris Maqsood is an International MBA (IMBA) student and the Director of Finance of SFA. He is responsible for ensuring the financial health of SFA through diligent maintenance, reporting, and audit of all the financial activities. Through these duties he ensures that SFA continues to provide students with the exceptional learning and networking opportunities for which it is well known.  This fall Haris will be starting his final year of the IMBA program with interest in Strategic Management and Finance. He is currently working as a Finance & Accounting Intern at ACS Infrastructure Canada, one of the global leaders in Infrastructure development and the frontrunners of P3 financing structure in the North American region. He has previously worked with PwC and KPMG. He has also worked for a conglomerate group of companies in Bahrain as a Financial Controller. Haris is a registered CPA Ontario Candidate and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan since 2011. In the past, Haris has worked in various roles, including auditing, financial controlling, and accounting with various companies/clients. His passion to achieve more with every passing day drives him towards greater success in his current and past roles.

Haris Maqsood - Director Finance/Treasurer
hmaqsood17@schulich.yorku.ca

Haris Maqsood is an International MBA (IMBA) student and the Director of Finance of SFA. He is responsible for ensuring the financial health of SFA through diligent maintenance, reporting, and audit of all the financial activities. Through these duties he ensures that SFA continues to provide students with the exceptional learning and networking opportunities for which it is well known.

This fall Haris will be starting his final year of the IMBA program with interest in Strategic Management and Finance. He is currently working as a Finance & Accounting Intern at ACS Infrastructure Canada, one of the global leaders in Infrastructure development and the frontrunners of P3 financing structure in the North American region. He has previously worked with PwC and KPMG. He has also worked for a conglomerate group of companies in Bahrain as a Financial Controller. Haris is a registered CPA Ontario Candidate and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan since 2011. In the past, Haris has worked in various roles, including auditing, financial controlling, and accounting with various companies/clients. His passion to achieve more with every passing day drives him towards greater success in his current and past roles.

  Daphne Yeung - Director of Alumni Relations   dyeung17@schulich.yorku.ca   Daphne is a part-time MBA student while working full-time as an Associate Credit Officer in Personal & Commercial Banking at RBC. Her specializations include Finance and Strategic Management. Having worked at RBC for a few years, she has gained significant exposure to banking operations. In her current role as an Associate Credit Officer in Personal & Commercial Banking, she facilitates the credit renewal process to ensure the timely renewal of credit. Through the process, she maintains constant communication with Commercial Account Managers and Credit Analysts.  As the Director of Alumni Relations, she is passionate about ensuring that students gain the most out of their Schulich experience through networking and interacting with Schulich alumni.

Daphne Yeung - Director of Alumni Relations
dyeung17@schulich.yorku.ca

Daphne is a part-time MBA student while working full-time as an Associate Credit Officer in Personal & Commercial Banking at RBC. Her specializations include Finance and Strategic Management. Having worked at RBC for a few years, she has gained significant exposure to banking operations. In her current role as an Associate Credit Officer in Personal & Commercial Banking, she facilitates the credit renewal process to ensure the timely renewal of credit. Through the process, she maintains constant communication with Commercial Account Managers and Credit Analysts.

As the Director of Alumni Relations, she is passionate about ensuring that students gain the most out of their Schulich experience through networking and interacting with Schulich alumni.

 
  Jessie Shen - Co-Director of External Affairs   xshen17@schulich.yorku.ca   Jessie is an MBA student with the specialization in Finance and Risk Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, Jessie joined the #1 PC manufacturing company in the world as a global rotational management trainee and worked for several core finance functions located in Raleigh, Beijing, and Hong Kong. In this summer, Jessie worked as a Risk Management intern at Scotiabank. At her spare time, Jessie is also a cooking lover, a guitar player, an archer, and a watercolor painter.  As the Director of External Affairs, Jessie is passionate about bringing Schulich Students more external opportunities regarding training, networking, and case competition.

Jessie Shen - Co-Director of External Affairs
xshen17@schulich.yorku.ca

Jessie is an MBA student with the specialization in Finance and Risk Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, Jessie joined the #1 PC manufacturing company in the world as a global rotational management trainee and worked for several core finance functions located in Raleigh, Beijing, and Hong Kong. In this summer, Jessie worked as a Risk Management intern at Scotiabank. At her spare time, Jessie is also a cooking lover, a guitar player, an archer, and a watercolor painter.

As the Director of External Affairs, Jessie is passionate about bringing Schulich Students more external opportunities regarding training, networking, and case competition.

  Chenyu Liu - Director of Internal Affairs   cliu17@schulich.yorku.ca   Chenyu is a part-time MBA student with a focus on finance and strategic management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Master of Science in Health Studies. He launched his career as a research analyst in the public sector and then moved to telecommunication sector serving commercial clients as a business specialist.  Chenyu is currently working as a Business Analyst in the Technology & Operation at RBC with a focus on banking service automation. As the Director of Internal Affairs, he’s passionate about ensuring all SFA members gain the most out of their experience with regard to networking and education to further their opportunities.

Chenyu Liu - Director of Internal Affairs
cliu17@schulich.yorku.ca

Chenyu is a part-time MBA student with a focus on finance and strategic management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Master of Science in Health Studies. He launched his career as a research analyst in the public sector and then moved to telecommunication sector serving commercial clients as a business specialist.

Chenyu is currently working as a Business Analyst in the Technology & Operation at RBC with a focus on banking service automation. As the Director of Internal Affairs, he’s passionate about ensuring all SFA members gain the most out of their experience with regard to networking and education to further their opportunities.

 
  Julia Gul - First-Year Director    sngul18@schulich.yorku.ca    Julia Gul is a Master of Finance (MF) student specializing in Capital Markets. She is a recent alumna of the BBA program where she specialized in Finance and completed an exchange semester in France.  She is an active member of the Schulich community, acting as an Academics Affairs Representative on the Graduate Business Council and Team Captain of the school’s CFA Equity Research Challenge team. Her work experience includes an internship in Corporate Finance at KPMG, where she worked on a real estate project.  Julia’s interests include ballroom dancing, skiing, travelling, and discovering local cuisine.

Julia Gul - First-Year Director
sngul18@schulich.yorku.ca

Julia Gul is a Master of Finance (MF) student specializing in Capital Markets. She is a recent alumna of the BBA program where she specialized in Finance and completed an exchange semester in France.

She is an active member of the Schulich community, acting as an Academics Affairs Representative on the Graduate Business Council and Team Captain of the school’s CFA Equity Research Challenge team. Her work experience includes an internship in Corporate Finance at KPMG, where she worked on a real estate project.

Julia’s interests include ballroom dancing, skiing, travelling, and discovering local cuisine.

 
  Olaoluwa Olatunji - First-Year Director   oolatunji18@schulich.yorku.ca   Olaoluwa is a full-time MBA student with a broad range of experience in Business Strategy as well as Project & Structured Finance. Prior to joining the Schulich School of Business, he co-founded Dakal Industries (a business development consulting firm ), where he carried out business diagnosis services for Financial Technology SM&E’s. Olaoluwa has a passion for organisational development and restructuring projects, and he aims to transition into the venture capital industry upon completion of the MBA. He holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Olaoluwa Olatunji - First-Year Director
oolatunji18@schulich.yorku.ca

Olaoluwa is a full-time MBA student with a broad range of experience in Business Strategy as well as Project & Structured Finance. Prior to joining the Schulich School of Business, he co-founded Dakal Industries (a business development consulting firm ), where he carried out business diagnosis services for Financial Technology SM&E’s. Olaoluwa has a passion for organisational development and restructuring projects, and he aims to transition into the venture capital industry upon completion of the MBA. He holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

 
  Shaunak Parkhi - Co-Director of External Affairs   sparkhi17@schulich.yorku.ca   Shaunak is a Full-Time MBA student with a concentration in Finance. He has worked in the M&A Advisory Segment for a global consulting organization where he was responsible for facilitating deals and carrying out feasibility studies for large private and government organizations. As Co-Director of External Affairs, he is passionate about launching initiatives and partnering up with financial organizations in order to enable students at Schulich to further explore their interests in Finance.

Shaunak Parkhi - Co-Director of External Affairs
sparkhi17@schulich.yorku.ca

Shaunak is a Full-Time MBA student with a concentration in Finance. He has worked in the M&A Advisory Segment for a global consulting organization where he was responsible for facilitating deals and carrying out feasibility studies for large private and government organizations. As Co-Director of External Affairs, he is passionate about launching initiatives and partnering up with financial organizations in order to enable students at Schulich to further explore their interests in Finance.

 
  Hester Liu - First-Year Director   hliu8@schulich.yorku.ca   Hester received her university education in the UK, majored in Finance in Cass Business School London. She was selected into the exchange program and spent my 2nd year of the study in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US. Upon graduation, she made a choice to move to Singapore, a vibrant city with cultural diversity, and dived into the energy industry. Latest two posts prior to MBA are 1) trading strategy analyst in Deutsche Bank FICC division and 2) fundamental research and hedging analyst in Gunvor Group, a global commodity trading house headquartered in Switzerland.  Hester is an enthusiastic history lover and sharing a small fund with friends investing in arts and antiques. She is also very outdoorsy, enjoy playing tennis and traveling, taking time off from daily routines, indulging into the sensational sceneries and smelling the roses around.

Hester Liu - First-Year Director
hliu8@schulich.yorku.ca

Hester received her university education in the UK, majored in Finance in Cass Business School London. She was selected into the exchange program and spent my 2nd year of the study in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US. Upon graduation, she made a choice to move to Singapore, a vibrant city with cultural diversity, and dived into the energy industry. Latest two posts prior to MBA are 1) trading strategy analyst in Deutsche Bank FICC division and 2) fundamental research and hedging analyst in Gunvor Group, a global commodity trading house headquartered in Switzerland.

Hester is an enthusiastic history lover and sharing a small fund with friends investing in arts and antiques. She is also very outdoorsy, enjoy playing tennis and traveling, taking time off from daily routines, indulging into the sensational sceneries and smelling the roses around.

  Samuel Luo - First-Year Director   cluo18@schulich.yorku.ca   Samuel is an MBA student with the specialization in Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math, Statistics, and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Samuel co-founded his own start-up hedge fund focusing on Chinese/Hong Kong’s stock & commodity market, in which he participated in fundraising and lead the quantitative investment department. Samuel later served as a senior PE/VC investment manager at Harmony Capital in Shenzhen, China where he closed 3 major deals in various rounds of financing with Tech start-ups and an M&A transaction in the elderly-care industry worth total $48 M.  As the 1st-year SFA Director of SFA, Samuel is passionate about introducing more Capital Markets events and driving student’s engagement into investment.

Samuel Luo - First-Year Director
cluo18@schulich.yorku.ca

Samuel is an MBA student with the specialization in Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math, Statistics, and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Samuel co-founded his own start-up hedge fund focusing on Chinese/Hong Kong’s stock & commodity market, in which he participated in fundraising and lead the quantitative investment department. Samuel later served as a senior PE/VC investment manager at Harmony Capital in Shenzhen, China where he closed 3 major deals in various rounds of financing with Tech start-ups and an M&A transaction in the elderly-care industry worth total $48 M.

As the 1st-year SFA Director of SFA, Samuel is passionate about introducing more Capital Markets events and driving student’s engagement into investment.