“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!”
INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program 2019 (ISEP)
“Indra has spent over two decades building a career at the intersection of business, government, and social impact organizations. She is originally from Vancouver, lived in London, UK for 10 years, had a short stint in France, and is now based in Montreal. She started her career in finance/risk management/accounting, became an entrepreneur, and is currently the President & CFO of a Canadian national digital skills charity, Digital Moment.
She has degrees in both Business Administration and Public Policy and is a qualified CPA. She sits on the Board of Start-up Montreal (President of the Audit Committee/Treasurer) and the Start-Up Committee at Mila. She completed the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program in 2019 (ISEP) and has also completed an executive training in Impact Management & Measurement at Oxford in 2022.”
“Gursheen 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!)”
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”
“Mofrad is a seasoned marketer with experience in both startups and corporates. He has proven track record of building brands and driving revenue growth through data-driven insight and creative solutions.
Mofrad’s MBA from INSEAD and experience have honed his ability to create and lead successful marketing campaigns that bring value to audience and drive growth. “
“After graduating from INSEAD, Sajeel has worked in start-up space in fintech and is currently working as Director Corporate Strategy at Sun Life. Before INSEAD, Sajeel worked extensively in leadership roles across financial services, including fintech space, in Pakistan and Malaysia”
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.”
President Montreal Chapter
“Leading the value-add engagement of over 300 INSEAD alumni in Montreal & Quebec Region, through various opportunities to network, build relationships, develop knowledge, advance entrepreneurship, and give back as “business as a source for good“
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.”
President Vancouver Chapter
“Marty is a Vancouver based enterprise software sales manager. Military veteran and mentor, graduate of US Air Force Academy. Originally from Lithuania – moved to British Columbia for its best outdoors experience. Enjoys salsa dancing and meeting INSEAD alumni for drinks.“
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.“