MEET THE PRESIDENTS

Hester Liu - Co-President   hliu18@schulich.yorku.ca   Hester serves as the co-president of Schulich Finance Association. With a great personality she brings a decade of experience in areas of energy trading, hedging and research in world’s top commodity merchant house and international investment bank. Prior to MBA, Hester worked as trading analyst in Gunvor Group, covering oil derivatives hedging and fundamental research. Before that, she worked in trading strategy and valuation in Deutsche Bank FICC division.  Fluent in English and Mandarin, Hester holds an honour bachelor’s degree in finance from Cass Business School, City University London. She is an enthusiastic history lover and sharing a small fund with friends investing into arts and antiques. She is very outdoorsy, enjoys playing tennis and travelling.

Hester Liu - Co-President
hliu18@schulich.yorku.ca

Hester serves as the co-president of Schulich Finance Association. With a great personality she brings a decade of experience in areas of energy trading, hedging and research in world’s top commodity merchant house and international investment bank. Prior to MBA, Hester worked as trading analyst in Gunvor Group, covering oil derivatives hedging and fundamental research. Before that, she worked in trading strategy and valuation in Deutsche Bank FICC division.

Fluent in English and Mandarin, Hester holds an honour bachelor’s degree in finance from Cass Business School, City University London. She is an enthusiastic history lover and sharing a small fund with friends investing into arts and antiques. She is very outdoorsy, enjoys playing tennis and travelling.

Ola Olatunji - Co-President   oolatunji18@schulich.yorku.ca   As Co-President of SFA and Co-Founder of Schulich Student Investment Fund (SSIF), Ola aims to deliver value-driven initiatives that enrich SFA members with technical investment capabilities, and the soft skills to break into a career in finance.  Ola comes to SFA with a background in Technology and Financial Services, which includes professional experience in Project Finance and Equity Research. He has a passion for strategic development projects and aims to transition into an associate role in a Tech-focused Private Equity firm. Currently, he works for Siemens Canada, where he helps execute strategic engagements between large public and private sector organizations. Ola is a CFA Level 3 Candidate and holds an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Ola Olatunji - Co-President
oolatunji18@schulich.yorku.ca

As Co-President of SFA and Co-Founder of Schulich Student Investment Fund (SSIF), Ola aims to deliver value-driven initiatives that enrich SFA members with technical investment capabilities, and the soft skills to break into a career in finance.

Ola comes to SFA with a background in Technology and Financial Services, which includes professional experience in Project Finance and Equity Research. He has a passion for strategic development projects and aims to transition into an associate role in a Tech-focused Private Equity firm. Currently, he works for Siemens Canada, where he helps execute strategic engagements between large public and private sector organizations. Ola is a CFA Level 3 Candidate and holds an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Hanna Hong - Director Finance   haelim01@schulich.yorku.ca   Hanna is the Director of Finance and is passionate about actively engaging students to share their knowledge and insights of finance industry. She wants to lead an environment, wherein all students learn from each other and be more prepared for their dream careers.  For the last eight years of professional experiences, Hanna has worked in various roles, including Accountant, Loan officer (Underwriter) and Account Manager. With her great interest in Risk Management at Banking, Haelim aims to accelerate her career in Credit/Market Risk Management after her completion of MBA. She is a holder of FRM, and she also passed US CPA exams. She is currently a Summer Risk Analyst with the High Risk Client team at RBC Group Risk Management.

Hanna Hong - Director Finance
haelim01@schulich.yorku.ca

Hanna is the Director of Finance and is passionate about actively engaging students to share their knowledge and insights of finance industry. She wants to lead an environment, wherein all students learn from each other and be more prepared for their dream careers.

For the last eight years of professional experiences, Hanna has worked in various roles, including Accountant, Loan officer (Underwriter) and Account Manager. With her great interest in Risk Management at Banking, Haelim aims to accelerate her career in Credit/Market Risk Management after her completion of MBA. She is a holder of FRM, and she also passed US CPA exams. She is currently a Summer Risk Analyst with the High Risk Client team at RBC Group Risk Management.

Debleena Basu - Director of Alumni Relations   dbasu18@schulich.yorku.ca   Debleena is the Director of Alumni Relations for SFA. She is looking towards engaging alumni in the financial industry with the current students to make the most out of networking opportunities in finance.  She is currently a summer credit associate with the Adjudication Centre of Expertise at Scotiabank- Global Risk Management. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Debleena worked in diverse roles within TD, first as a financial advisor for retail banking and then as an associate trader for TD Ameritrade, Wealth Management division. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at University of Victoria, specializing in business and finance

Debleena Basu - Director of Alumni Relations
dbasu18@schulich.yorku.ca

Debleena is the Director of Alumni Relations for SFA. She is looking towards engaging alumni in the financial industry with the current students to make the most out of networking opportunities in finance.

She is currently a summer credit associate with the Adjudication Centre of Expertise at Scotiabank- Global Risk Management. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Debleena worked in diverse roles within TD, first as a financial advisor for retail banking and then as an associate trader for TD Ameritrade, Wealth Management division. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at University of Victoria, specializing in business and finance

Nitya Singla - Director of Internal Affairs/IT   nsingla18@schulich.yorku.ca   As a Director of Internal Affairs/IT, Nitya is looking to ensure that the current students are given a platform where the interests of one another in finance can be aligned and developed. Prior to joining Schulich MBA, she worked with Deloitte & Touche as an external auditor for ~5 years. She has also lead projects in audit innovation and planning during her prior experience.   She is currently interning with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) as an Audit Manager and is looking to embark on her career in Finance and Accounting. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has completed her Bachelor in Commerce (Honors) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.

Nitya Singla - Director of Internal Affairs/IT
nsingla18@schulich.yorku.ca

As a Director of Internal Affairs/IT, Nitya is looking to ensure that the current students are given a platform where the interests of one another in finance can be aligned and developed. Prior to joining Schulich MBA, she worked with Deloitte & Touche as an external auditor for ~5 years. She has also lead projects in audit innovation and planning during her prior experience.

She is currently interning with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) as an Audit Manager and is looking to embark on her career in Finance and Accounting. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has completed her Bachelor in Commerce (Honors) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.

Samuel Luo - Director of External Affairs   cluo18@schulich.yorku.ca   As the Director of External Affairs and Co-Founder of SSIF Investment fund, Samuel is passionate about bringing Schulich Students more external opportunities regarding investment, networking, and case competition.   He is an MBA student with the specialization in Finance. Samuel co-founded his own start-up hedge fund focusing on Chinese/Hong Kong’s equity & 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. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math, Statistics, and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Samuel Luo - Director of External Affairs
cluo18@schulich.yorku.ca

As the Director of External Affairs and Co-Founder of SSIF Investment fund, Samuel is passionate about bringing Schulich Students more external opportunities regarding investment, networking, and case competition.

He is an MBA student with the specialization in Finance. Samuel co-founded his own start-up hedge fund focusing on Chinese/Hong Kong’s equity & 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. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math, Statistics, and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

MEET THE MANAGERS

Paridhi Bohra - Manager of Finance  pbohra18@schulich.yorku.ca  She interned with Bank of Montreal in the controllership team for Summer 2019. Before coming to Schulich, she has worked in the strategy team for a fin-tech company and financial planning & analysis department in a manufacturing company in India. She has completed her CA Certificate and Bachelor of Commerce.

Paridhi Bohra - Manager of Finance
pbohra18@schulich.yorku.ca

She interned with Bank of Montreal in the controllership team for Summer 2019. Before coming to Schulich, she has worked in the strategy team for a fin-tech company and financial planning & analysis department in a manufacturing company in India. She has completed her CA Certificate and Bachelor of Commerce.

Carmen Lio - Manager of Alumni Relations  clio@schulich.yorku.ca  As the Alumni Relations Manager, she is passionate about helping students and alumni stay connected. She is currently a part time MBA student and working full time as a Business Advisor with CIBC. Prior to MBA, Carmen has worked in operations, risk, corporate banking and relationship management in the banking industry for over 8 years. She started her career with Goldman Sachs in Singapore and later with Nomura and the Bank of East Asia. She graduated from University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance.

Carmen Lio - Manager of Alumni Relations
clio@schulich.yorku.ca

As the Alumni Relations Manager, she is passionate about helping students and alumni stay connected. She is currently a part time MBA student and working full time as a Business Advisor with CIBC. Prior to MBA, Carmen has worked in operations, risk, corporate banking and relationship management in the banking industry for over 8 years. She started her career with Goldman Sachs in Singapore and later with Nomura and the Bank of East Asia. She graduated from University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance.

Akash Mehta - Internal Affairs/IT Manager  amehta18@schulich.yorku.ca  As a part of Internal Affairs/IT, Akash aims to organise events that help boost financial knowledge and improve personal finance skills of students from all fields.  Akash is an MBA student with Specialization in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Schulich, he has worked for more than 5 years in the capital markets arm of Kotak Mahindra Bank – a $ 45 billion bank – with experience in relationship and wealth management. He has completed his Bachelor in Financial Markets and Masters in Commerce from University of Mumbai.

Akash Mehta - Internal Affairs/IT Manager
amehta18@schulich.yorku.ca

As a part of Internal Affairs/IT, Akash aims to organise events that help boost financial knowledge and improve personal finance skills of students from all fields.

Akash is an MBA student with Specialization in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Schulich, he has worked for more than 5 years in the capital markets arm of Kotak Mahindra Bank – a $ 45 billion bank – with experience in relationship and wealth management. He has completed his Bachelor in Financial Markets and Masters in Commerce from University of Mumbai.

Karanjeet Singh - External Affairs Manager  ksingh18@schulich.yorku.ca  Karanjeet is responsible for introducing the Schulich MBA students to required opportunities in case competitions, networking with industry veterans and various finance competitions.  Karanjeet is an MBA student with specialization in Finance. He has a diversified financial services background and started his career working for a 5 decade old Chartered Accountancy firm in New Delhi, India in their Audit & Assurance and Tax Advisory divisions. He later went on to work for EY in the Financial Due Diligence practice and for Eos Capital in the investment Banking division. Karanjeet is a CFA Charterholder and CA/CPA and is looking to expand his career in the field of Investment Banking/Private Equity in North America.

Karanjeet Singh - External Affairs Manager
ksingh18@schulich.yorku.ca

Karanjeet is responsible for introducing the Schulich MBA students to required opportunities in case competitions, networking with industry veterans and various finance competitions.

Karanjeet is an MBA student with specialization in Finance. He has a diversified financial services background and started his career working for a 5 decade old Chartered Accountancy firm in New Delhi, India in their Audit & Assurance and Tax Advisory divisions. He later went on to work for EY in the Financial Due Diligence practice and for Eos Capital in the investment Banking division. Karanjeet is a CFA Charterholder and CA/CPA and is looking to expand his career in the field of Investment Banking/Private Equity in North America.