Our Team

Executives

Hamza Arabi
President

Major / Minor

Accounting / Finance

Who am I?

Hamza Arabi is a fourth year Accounting and Finance student at the Ted Rogers School of Management and this will be Hamza’s third year on RUFS. Hamza is also part of the Co-op program in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) and just finished his last co-op term at TD Securities Inc. as a Sales & Trading Associate. Following an incredible year as a Finance Director for the Ryerson University Finance Society, Hamza is excited to return as the President for this upcoming year. Hamza looks forward to an amazing year with a dedicated team. Hamza aims to further connect and inspire undergraduates at TRSM about a career in finance, and equip them with the essential tools and skills to launch their career. In his free time,
Hamza enjoys playing basketball, going on adventures and all things fitness.

Fun Fact

Hamza is terrified of rollercoasters but loves heights

Hamza Arabi
President

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Ravneet Sohi
Executive Vice President

Directors

Jez Salonga
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

Major / Minor

Finance /
Economics

Who am I?

This will be Jez's second year on the RUFS team. She joined RUFS because she wanted to be part of something that helps fellow TRSM students. Jez believes that RUFS is the perfect resource for Finance majors as it continues to build bridges between students and industry professionals through various events and enhances financial skills through case competitions.

As this year’s Battle on Bay Co-Chair, Jez is eager to see this milestone RUFS event come to life once again (and so should you!). Outside of RUFS, she is a 3rd year Finance co-op student and had just secured her first work placement as an analyst at CST Consultants in North York. When she graduates she hopes to become a CPA and work in the hustling and bustling Bay Street.

Fun Fact

Jez is a Harry Potter enthusiast and can quote lines from “The Office” when asked

Jez Salonga
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

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Mrugen Mehta
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

Major

Finance

Who am I?

Mrugen is a 3rd year finance student and is entering his first year with the RUFS team. He joined RUFS because he loved the events he attended, the members of the team, and to also broaden his professional network. As one of the Co-Chairs for Battle on Bay, his goal for this year is to make Battle on Bay the best case competition at Ryerson University and potentially one of the best finance case competitions in Ontario. Upon graduating, Mrugen's future aspirations are to receive his CFA designation and eventually become a portfolio manager.

Who am I?

Mrugen is a member of the Ryerson Baseball Team

Mrugen Mehta
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

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Don Lam
Co-Director of Marketing

Major / Minor

Law and Business /
Human Resources

Who am I?

Don is a 3rd year Business Management student, majoring in Law and Business and minoring in Human Resources Management. He joined RUFS to become more active in the school community and to further his leadership skills. He is very excited about taking on his new role as Marketing Co-Director and looks forward to having an amazing yearwith the RUFS family.

Fun Fact

Don's favourite thing to snack on is macarons

Don Lam
Co-Director of Marketing

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Jenna Longville
Marketing Associate

Major / Minor

Accounting /
Marketing

Who am I?

This is Jenna's second year on RUFS. In her second year, she took part in the internal case competition and went on to join the team because this event provided her with feedback and skills that could be translated into both school and professional life. She hopes to give other students great opportunities through RUFS and to expand her network.

Fun Fact

Jenna was a national level gymnast and now coaches the sport.

Jenna Longville
Co-Director of Marketing

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Kerry Wu
Battle on Bay Co-Chair

Major / Minor

Law and Business /
French

Who am I?

Previously serving as the Battle on Bay Co-Chair this past year, Kerry is very excited to be part of RUFS again, taking on the new role as the Co-Director of Events. With a passion for event planning, she looks forward to bringing her unique ideas to make this year's events better than ever!

Fun Fact

When Kerry is not busy planning events, she enjoys travelling and spending time with friends.

Kerry Wu
Co-Director of Events

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Victoria Vuong
Co-Director of Events

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

This is Victoria's first year with the team and she looks forward to the journey ahead with the RUFS family. Taking on her role, she wants to help RUFS host exciting and amazing events as well as to grow professionally. Victoria wants to pursue both the CPA and CFA designations in the near future.

Fun Fact

Victoria doesn't like pizza. She hates it.

Victoria Vuong
Co-Director of Events

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Rewa Punj
Co-Director of Corporate Relations

Major / Minor

Finance /
Law and Business

Who am I?

Finance is Rewa's passion. She will work to ensure TRSM students find the right guidance and valuable experiences at RUFS. Her future aspirations are to become an investment banker and travel the world.

Fun Fact

Rewa lived like a Harvard student for a day.

Rewa Punj
Co-Director of Corporate Relations

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Daniel Turino
Co-Director of Corporate Relations

Major/Minor

Global Management Studies / Finance

Who am I?

Daniel is a 3rd year student at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM). He is very excited to embark on this new opportunity as a Corporate Relations Associate on the RUFS team. As this is his first year being involved with a student society, Daniel is determined to make his mark within the group and at Ryerson as a whole. This year, his main goals are to further enhance the relationship between alumni and students and to effectively prepare students for the financial world. Daniel is an active athlete and musician. In his free time, he enjoys archery, biking, watching sports and listening to podcasts.

Fun Fact

Daniel participates in the CN Tower Stair Climb every year for WWF.

Daniel Turino
Co-Director of Corporate Relations

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Sobiga Kamalakaran
Operations Director

Major / Minor

Finance /
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Who am I?

This is Sobiga's 2nd year on RUFS! By being on a campus-wide influential team, she hope to learn from like minded professionals and students in the financial industry.

Fun Fact

5/11 letters of Sobiga's last name is an "A"!

Sobiga Kamalakaran
Operations Director

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Isabella Akselrud
Director of Alumni Relations

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Michael Porretta
Director of Finance

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Jake Cruickshanks
Director of Internal Case Competitions

Major / Minor

Finance

Who am I?

Jake is an aspiring CFP interested in specializing in taxation and retirement planning. He applied for this role because he has had the opportunity to compete in the Junior Ace Competition twice and wanted to be part of organizing this event. As a member of this team, he hopes to have a positive impact on other finance students.

Fun Fact

Jake once almost had a search party look for him when he made a wrong turn towards a destination requiring no turns.

Jake Cruickshanks
Director of Internal Case Competitions

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Associates

Radhika Singal
Finance Associate

Major / Minor

Undecided

Who am I?

Radhika is going into her 2nd year of the Accounting and Finance program. She is extremely eager to be the Finance Associate for the RUFS team from 2017-2018. She believes getting involved with this amazing student group will be highly beneficial towards her social and professional development. Radhika is also the events associate for RUAS and she hopes to increase TRSM's student engagement through these student groups.

Fun Fact

Radhika used to teach Karate

Radhika Singal
Finance Associate

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Zain Merchant
Battle on Bay Associate

Major / Minor

Economics / Finance

Who am I?

This will be Zain's first year on the team. He wants to learn more about finance, connect with industry professionals, meet students majoring in Finance to build a network and grow with the team. Zain hopes to learn how to strengthen leadership skills and becoming a bigger part of RUFS in future

Fun Fact

Zain is a NBA fanatic ready to have endless conversations about ball

Zain Merchant
Battle on Bay Associate

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Rukshan Manoj
Battle on Bay Associate

Major / Minor

Accounting / Information Technology

Who am I?

This is Rukshan's first year with RUFS. He decided to join RUFS because he wanted to be on the Battle on Bay team. After competing in various case competitions an attending many conferences, he wanted to use his knowledge, skills, and experience to help put together a case competition and conference.

Fun Fact

Rukshan likes to eat pizza starting from the crust.

Rukshan Manoj
Battle on Bay Associate

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Meaghan Murphy
Battle On Bay Associate

Major

International Economics and Finance

Who am I?

This is Meaghan's first year on the RUFS team. She joined this society because since coming to Ryerson last year, she wanted to be part of a community on campus. Now that she has accomplished that, her next goal is to make the 2018 Battle on Bay case competition as successful and memorable as possible!

Fun Fact

Meaghan is learning Italian in her spare time

Meaghan Murphy
Battle On Bay Associate

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Simran Bir
Battle on Bay Associate

Major / Minor

Human Resource Management / Finance

Who am I?

This is Simran's first year as a member of the RUFS team. She wanted to be part of a team that provides finance students with opportunities such as case competitions and various resources . After taking part in case competitions as a delegate, it is great to be part of the planning and execution process. As a RUFS member, Simran hopes to engage with diverse groups of people, enhance her soft skills and get more involved in the Ryerson community.

Fun Fact

Simran gets really competitive when playing air hockey.

Simran Bir
Battle on Bay Associate

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Amal Haile
Internal Case Competition Associate

Major / Minor

Accounting / Finance
Amal Haile
Internal Case Competition Associate

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Pruthviraj Rathod
Internal Case Competition Associate

Major

Finance

Who am I?

Pruthviraj is a 2nd year Accounting and Finance Co-Op student at the Ted Rogers School of Management. He is eager to develop as a professional, with a hardworking mentality alongside an unparalleled work ethic. He is fortunate to receive the opportunity to be part of RUFS, a team that provides valuable experiences and connects Ryerson talent with industry professionals.

Fun Fact

During his leisure time, Pruthviraj like to play basketball, cards or listen to music.

Pruthviraj Rathod
Internal Case Competition Associate

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Lovepreet Saprai
Internal Case Competition Associate

Major

Finance

Who Am I?

Lovepreet is a 3rd year student who is planning to major in Finance. His main goal after graduating is to earn a CFA designation. His interests outside of school include sports and working out.

Fun Fact

Lovepreet is a huge Calgary Flames fan.

Lovepreet Saprai
Internal Case Competition Associate

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Helen Choe
Alumni Relations Associate

Major

Finance

Who am I?

As a new member of RUFS and a student aspiring to work in finance, Helen is excited to assist the students at TRSM for an enriching and valuable school experience. She joined RUFS to ensure students interested in finance have the exposure and availability to connect with industry professionals and opportunity. This year, with her Director,
Isabella, she hopes to contribute in organizing and making the annual Alumni Gala a successful one.

Fun Fact

Helen thought that jumping off the swing would be cool, but ended up breaking her left arm instead.

Helen Choe
Alumni Relations Associate

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Taha Khalid
Corporate Relations Associate

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

This is Taha's first year on the RUFS team. He believes that being part of RUFS will be extremely beneficial to his social and professional growth as he will meet new peopleand expand his network.

Fun Fact

After 5 years of hard work and perseverance, Taha achieved his black belt in Karate last year.

Taha Khalid
Corporate Relations Associate

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Sameer Syed
Event Associate

Major / Minor

Business Mangement
Sameer Syed
Events Associate

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Sehaj Ghandi
Event Associate

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

This is Sehaj's first year as a RUFS member. He is looking to gain further experience while on the team. He is currently pursuing a CPA and is working as a Finance Assistant for Ryerson University's Housing Department

Fun Fact

Sehaj loves Basketball and Hockey

Sehaj Gandhi
Events Associate

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Marlene Mai
Events Associate

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

Marlene is a 3rd year School of Accounting and Finance student at the Ted Rogers School of Management and plans to major in accounting. With her experience in event planning, Marlene is eager and incredibly excited to work with RUFS as an Events Associate. When she is not drowning in assignments and readings, Marlene loves to binge watch movies, bake, travel, and obviously eat chicken.

Fun Fact

Marlene spontaneously got her ears pierced during this summer's trip to Vietnam!

Marlene Mai
Events Associate

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Bethlehem Ogbe
Social Media Associate

Major

Accounting

Who am I?

This is Bethlehem's first year on RUFS. Bethlehem joined RUFS as a way to get involved in the Ryerson Community and as a way to expand her network to include both industry professionals and fellow Ryerson students.

Who am I?

Both Bethlehem's first and last names are places in the world

Bethlehem Ogbe
Social Media Associate

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Renier Recto
Creative Associate

Major

Graphic Communications Management

Who am I?

Renier is the type of person who is shy at the beginning but once you get to know him, he tends to be really open. As for his future aspirations, he hopes to travel around the world so that he is able to gain inspiration and experience different countries and cultures to create different graphic design content, such as patterns or illustrations.

Fun Fact

Renier is able to play the guitar whether it is just chords or music sheets.

Renier Recto
Creative Associate

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Kimberly Lachman
Creative Associate

Major / Minor

Global Management Studies / Finance

Who am I?

With her keen interest in finance and love for design, Kim joined RUFS as part of the Marketing team to become more involved with the finance-related events at Ryerson.
She wants to engage in unique learning experiences and expand her network!

Fun Fact

Kim loves photography and art!

Kimberly Lachman
Creative Associate

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Honorary Council

Artem Chaykovskyy
Honorary Council

Major / Minor

Law and Business / Economics and Finance

Who am I?

Artem is in his fourth of five years in the Law & Business Co-op program at Ryerson. Artem is excited to begin his third year on RUFS as an Honorary Council member, and hopes to make a robust impact on the team throughout the year. Upon graduation, Artem wishes to pursue a Canadian law school, with an ultimate aspiration of working at a venture capitalist firm. In his spare time, Artem likes to play poker, travel to the Caribbean, and play sports whenever possible. Artem once had a dream of pursuing a career in soccer which was eventually taken over by the fun of school.

Who am I?

Artem is a descendant of the composer Pyotr Tchaikovskiy

Artem Chaykovskyy
Honorary Council

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Shivani Jagota
Honorary Council

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