President – Siddharth Kapoor
Siddharth is a full-time student in the Intensive MBA program and he previously completed his specialised BBA in Finance and Marketing at the University of Houston. In addition, Siddharth has worked in the US in Business Development and worked in the West Africa region in the consumer goods market to launch popular brands like Kellogg’s in the West African countries. Siddharth wishes to leverage his newly acquired knowledge and skills from the MBA experience and his past experience in order to pursue a career in Consulting.
Vice President – Tim Gaetz
Tim is in the English MBA Professional program. He works as a Marine System’s Engineer for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. His most recent posting was with the Materiel group as the Platform Manager for the RCN’s Auxiliary and Small Boat fleets. He has had at-sea postings based out of both Halifax and Esquimalt. Tim is pursuing the Telfer MBA for professional advancement opportunities within the Department of National Defense.
Treasurer – Caolan Walsh
Caolan is a full-time student in the intensive MBA program. He previously completed his M.D. through the University of Sherbrooke at a satellite campus in Moncton NB (2011). He relocated Halifax NS to complete a five year residency in General Surgery (2016). During his PGY-4 & PGY-5 year, he was elected as chief resident for the division of General Surgery. Caolan moved to Ottawa to complete a one year Fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital. He would like to join the Ottawa Hospital as full time academic staff with a non clinical focus on health administration and operation room finances.
Secretary – Ankita Poddar
Ankita is a full- time student in the Telfer MBA program with roughly three years experience in the IT industry. She completed her engineering degree in chemical engineering in India and upon graduation worked as a systems engineer in the telecom sector and then as a business analyst in the banking sector for India’s largest IT company. She has participated in TEDX conventions Chennai, India. She would like to learn and acquire new skills during the MBA program and start a career in marketing.
Social Director – Manoj Raghupathy
Manoj is a full-time intensive MBA cohort student. Soon after completing his undergraduate degree in Electronics & Communication in 2008, he started working in an Information Technology industry. His last job was in Oracle on the Software as a Service(SaaS) applications. He is a fun-loving and compassionate person. He is passionate about trying out new things and bringing out innovative solutions to the problems faced in technology industry. During his spare time, he has taken part in organizing the events such as fund raising for Non Profit organizations, and conducting quizzes/fun events in corporate events. Do send him an email for any help and he wouldn’t hesitate go an extra mile to provide the right help for you.
Fundraising Director – Jujhar Singh
Jujhar Singh is a passionate and enthusiastic Intensive MBA candidate with 4 years of experience in IT industry. Besides working in a professional industry, his experience in non-profits and fundraising has given him a wide range of skills to help grasp new things in a quick and efficient manner to deliver measurable results. Growing up, Jujhar was immersed in volunteering and giving back to the community. He has been assisting in the initiatives such as ‘Nanhi Chaa’ and ‘Swatch Bharat Abhiyan’ in India. In addition, He has been Member of team of Alumni of Punjabi University, Patiala that helps students in creating resumes and applying for opportunities.These roles helped Jujhar to learn to network with people, keeping his viewpoint, understanding others perspective and further motivated him to work in fundraising and volunteering activities.
External Relations Director – Matt Chesser
A full-time student in the MBA intensive program, Matt’s MBASA portfolio includes liaising with Telfer Alumni, the MBA Alumni Association, and the Telfer Career Centre, as well as helping to organize networking and career-oriented events. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in Political Science & English Literature, which makes him likely the only MBA student with more knowledge of Faulkner than finance. Raised in Vancouver, he spent the last four years managing development programs for the Ottawa Senators. His biggest weaknesses include bad puns, plaid shirts, and writing brief introductions. Shoot him an email if there’s anything he can do to make your year better – he’s always happy to meet for coffee or beer.
MBA Games Coordinator (Full time) – Emily MacKay
Emily is a full-time student in the MBA Intensive program. She is a professional engineer with over five years of experience working as an environmental consultant, having completed her undergraduate degree in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph. Emily brings association experience to the MBASA as she has served on the Board of Directors of the Air & Waste Management Association Ottawa Valley Chapter for over four years. Emily is thrilled to be a part of the MBA Games being hosted by Telfer this winter! Stay tuned for more info or send her an email with any questions!
MBA Games Co-director (Part time) – Ammar Riaz
Ammar is a part-time student in the Professional MBA Program at Telfer and a twice-over uOttawa alumnus (BASc Electrical Engineering and MEng Engineering Management). He works in Ottawa’s high-tech sector and also serves as a Global Well-being Co-coordinator at his workplace, where he’s responsible for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among employees. He’s looking forward to building a high-performing team and representing Telfer at the 2018 MBA Games.
Class Representative (Full Time) – Chinmaya Mohapatro
Chinmaya is a full time student in the intensive MBA program and a part time Senior Chip design engineer. Previously, he worked as a team lead in Semiconductor industry for 6 years. During his career, he worked in the USA, Japan, Singapore and Canada and led multiple projects to success. He brings in his international experience and management skills to the MBA cohort and looks forward to combine this with newly acquired knowledge from the program to springboard his career.
Class Representative (Professional MBA – 1st Year) – Gayatri Nanda
Gayatri is a full-time student in the Professional MBA program and she previously completed her BSc in Marketing and Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. She has previously worked with a multi-format conglomerate in the Middle East. During her tenure, she led several initiatives in understanding consumer behavior and impetus behind purchasing decisions of the global consumer landscape of the Middle East & North African region. Upon knowledge and skill acquisition during her time at Telfer, she would like to work in the Consumer Market Research or Consumer Relationship Management field.