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Board of Directors – 2016/2017

Cameron Miller, President

millerCameron is a graduate of the MBA Class of 2012 and holds an HBSc in Biochemistry (Wilfrid Laurier University). He served as the MBA Alumni Liaison for the MBASA during his studies, and later joined the MBAAA to lead the social sub-committee. As the president and member of the strategic, social, and award committees, he hopes to continue to build the Telfer alumni community within Ottawa and beyond. Cameron is the Director of Marketing for The Evidence Network, a spin-off company from the University of Ottawa. His strengths are in business strategy development, performance management, and entrepreneurial management, which he attributes to the Telfer MBA program. When Cameron is not working you can find him on the golf course, playing baseball, or if it is winter, on the hockey rink, cross-country or alpine skiing.

Wynn Quon, Vice-President, Treasurer

wynnWynn (Class of ’94) serves on the MBAAA web sub-committee, the social committee and the newsletter committee. His background includes real-time software development and R&D management. He was Director of R&D and then Chief Engineer for Mitel Corporation before starting an investment consulting company, Legado Associates in 2001 and eventually becoming an independent investor. Wynn is also a writer with several dozen articles on finance and technology published in the mainstream media. He plays the piano with excruciating results. He prefers Earl Grey tea to coffee.

Kevin Mascarenhas, Director

kevinKevin is an MBA 2014 graduate who has worked in the IT Service Industry as a Technology consultant for 6 years. He has an Engineering background and has experience in managing and delivering projects for multi-cultural clients, predominantly in the Life Sciences and Resources domains. He was also involved in organising various corporate events and was part of a non-profit organisation. His interest in learning more about the business and corporate strategy aspects of management motivated him to pursue his MBA at Telfer. In his free time, he loves playing musical keyboard and playing soccer.

Christyne Auger, Director

ChristyneChristyne is a graduate of the 2005 MBA class. She holds a BA in Spanish (Concordia University) and a BSc in Chemistry (University of Manitoba).  Her experience as a social director for the MBA Student Association was so stimulating and rewarding that she decided to get involved with the MBAAA.  As a Director and past-president, she is pleased to help bring alumni together.  She likes her coffee, two creams and one sugar and is always ready for a game of golf! Christyne works as Recruitment manager for the MBA and graduate programs at the University of Ottawa.

 Marc Tassé, Director  

Marc TasseMarc  is a CPA auditor, CA, registered in both Ontario and Quebec. He has extensive forensic accounting experience through his work with one of the largest international auditing firms. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), as well as a graduate diploma in commerce from the University of Ottawa. Marc has investigated corruption and fraud cases throughout the world. He is also active in teaching business and accounting courses at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, and is a recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award in the MBA program. As a Subject Matter Expert, Marc is a panel member of the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption, and is involve in mentoring and volunteering with the United Nations Online Volunteering Service.

Pouya Safi, Director  

pouyaPouya is a 2013 Telfer MBA graduate, and currently works at the Telfer School of Management as the Manager of the Financial Research and Learning Lab, where students go to apply and practice the theories that they learn within their finance courses. Prior to this, he worked as a Financial Advisor for both Scotiabank and Edward Jones, where he managed a portfolio of high net worth clients and offered financial planning and investment advice. Pouya has also worked in the public sector at the financial analysis level. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce, with a specialization in Finance. He is a results­ oriented individual with the ability to initiate action, make decisions and solve problems with a full commitment to quality and client satisfaction. Pouya is fluently trilingual in English, French and Farsi. In his free time, Pouya loves to travel in order to broaden his knowledge of different cultures and global business practices.

Ashley Walker, Director  

ashleyAshley is a graduate of the 2012 MBA Class, prior to which she earned a BA in Economics and Society from the University of Calgary. While at Telfer, she was an active member of the MBASA, helping to organize numerous events throughout the year as well as the graduation gala. As a Director and a member of the social and web committees she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to foster relationships with alumni. In addition to her pursuit of a career in the non-profit sector in Ottawa, Ashley loves to cook from scratch and dance ballet.

Adrian Papara, Director  
Adrian11Adrian is an MBA Graduate from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, with an interest in relationship management, communications and public policy. Previously, he held various roles in the financial and marketing industries and earned a bachelor of arts, with a major in economics, from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. In his spare time, he volunteers with the Telfer School of Management as a peer mentor and Director of the University of Ottawa MBA Alumni Association (MBAAA), and has a keen interest in travel, recreational flying and automotive restoration. Adrian is excited to work alongside fellow Directors to deliver on the objectives of the MBAAA – alumni engagement and contribution, and communication and visibility.  
Mazen Yusef, Director  

Mazen is  a graduate of the MBA class of 2014. he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (with a specialization in Finance) from the American University of Beirut and a Master of International Business from the University of Sydney. Served as an MBASA Secretary during his studies and later joined the MBAAA Board of Directors. Currently Mazen is  working as a Market Development Analyst at SageTea. with experience in project management, performance management and financial management. In his spare time you will find Mazen traveling, playing soccer or occasionally skating on the canal in the winter.