Meet the Team

Karen Bozynski

Karen Bozynski

MBA’03J

President


“Karen loves bringing innovative ideas to life. With over two decades in electronics manufacturing, she led lean manufacturing and ran and optimized factories at Celestica worldwide prior to INSEAD, and led M&A integrations and a startup after INSEAD, as well as a dip into financial services but has returned to her love of working with companies to bring electronic products, medical to aerospace to IOT and wearables, to market built cost-efficiently here in Canada. She has degrees in Economics and Engineering from Queen’s, and is INSEAD MBA‘03J. She lives in Toronto, is married to James and has two entrepreneurial daughters!”

 

Joe Sovran

Joe Sovran

MBA ‘94J

Treasurer

“Joe grew up in Canada but after INSEAD spent almost 20 years abroad (mostly in London) before returning to Canada in 2013. He’s worked as an entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Joe spends his leisure time hitting the gym, reading the Economist, and hanging out with his young son.“

Gursheen Singh

Gursheen Singh

MBA'16J

VP, Memberships

“Gursheen moved to Canada in 2019, and is currently residing in Edmonton. He has a deep expertise in Operation Excellence, adoption of technology in business solutions, and is currently working in remote healthcare. Most of his time is spent playing with his infant, or watching scientific documentaries. He would love to say Hi over a short hike, or better gliding in the sky. He aims to pursue a license in personal aviation (Shhh… don’t tell his wife!)”

Nathalia Parra

Nathalia Parra

GEMBA '17E

VP, National Events

“Nathalia was born in Colombia and has lived in Canada for the past 13 years. She has a background in engineering and global experience in management, operations, strategy , marketing and product development. She loves traveling (specially to Colombia), jogging and is passionate about technology, digital transformation and personal improvement”

Bruno Correa

Bruno Correa

MBA’05J

VP, Communication

“A proud father of 2 curious boys, a drummer and board gamer, Bruno is also an Engineer by formation and a Marketer by heart and experience, with a passion for fact-based decision making.”

Laura Amin

Laura Amin

MBA’18J

VP, Faculty Relations

“Laura is a marketer from Bangladesh who moved to Canada recently and lives for food and travel. She has diverse experience across brand and advertising, product, strategy and operations.”

Aaron Zhang

Aaron Zhang

MBA’17D

VP, Careers

“Aaron is passionate about giving back and making an impact through volunteer work and took on a couple of leadership positions at volunteer organizations over the past few years. In his last co-chair role at Blue Q Nuance, an LGBT+ business group, he revamped the organization, revitalized the community, and increased membership by 150% over two years.”

JC Barrette

JC Barrette

MBA’11J

President Toronto Chapter

JC has been with HSBC since 2011. He heads the Canadian Public Sector Debt Capital Markets team. Prior to this role, JC worked in Audit, M&A Advisory, Corporate Banking and Financial Sponsors Coverage. JC is a Chartered Accountant and an INSEAD MBA graduate.”

Veronique Lescaut

Veronique Lescaut

MBA’03D

President Montreal Chapter

“I help organisations articulate their BTB go to market strategy and value proposition.

In addition to being passionate about creating value for clients, I love learning every day and enjoy sharing both within the work environment and through my collaboration with leading schools: I am involved in mentoring and career counselling and I contribute to the INSEAD CAP STONE role plays twice a year.”

Mary Huang

Mary Huang

MBA ‘92J

President Ottawa Chapter

Mary is an Ottawa-based BI consultant in planning and forecasting solutions on SAP platform, specifically BI Integrated Planning (BI-IP) and BPS in addition to general BI. Has worked on multiple BI and Planning projects in US, Canada, NZ, and Asia.

Mary is involved in advocacy for Dementia, Senior and Housing issues and participated in National Dementia Conference organized by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and member of Dementia Advocacy Canada. Involved in several startup / entrepreneurial technology projects plus advisory. Trying to initiate changes that can make research happen faster and loosen the bottleneck of research participation.”

Jacqui Vanos

Jacqui Vanos

MBA’17J

President Vancouver Chapter

I am a Vancouver-based alum, working locally in a corporate role in the resources sector. I moved to Vancouver in 2017 after completing my MBA (‘17J) at the campus in Fontainebleau. I’m an passionate skier, and also an avid traveler, having lived and worked abroad for much of my career.

Nkiruka Omorotionmwan

Nkiruka Omorotionmwan

MBA'09D

President Calgary Chapter

I am an experienced management consultant with over 20 years professional experience in strategy development, organization development, change management, merger integration, governance, project assurance and management. I have managed large-scale enterprise transformation projects in financial services and public sectors, and currently working in the Oil & gas sector. I am self-driven and work well in teams.

Daniel Julien

Daniel Julien

MBA ‘11D

VP, Communication Toronto Chapter

“Daniel is a Bitcoin early-adopter, entering the space in 2012. He is also an executive, strategic advisor and investor who has worked with Fortune 500, start-ups and small businesses across Europe and North America. He holds an Honors B.A. in Management with Highest Distinction from the University of Toronto, an MBA from INSEAD, and has completed post-graduate studies at Harvard University.”