Current UTMMC Team

Directors

Mei

Mei I Lai (fourth-year Finance Specialist & Economics Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team since 2020 and a director since 2021. She is also a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Management and was previously the Co-Chair of FinComp, a business case competition that focuses on FinTech. She has extensive experience in the Crypto and DeFi space since she has recently interned at XMonetae Capital, a crypto hedge fund. In her free time, Mei enjoys watching movies and spending time with her pets.

Alex

Alexandra van der Vleugel (third-year Management Specialist) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team as a mentee since 2020, and a director since 2021. She is co-chair of the case competition Ready, Set, Market for the Innovative Business Association and recently interned with the human resources team at EY Luxembourg.  Alexandra was an executive at UTM’s residence council, an FSG leader and international student mentor. She enjoys completing her bucket list, playing sport and travelling around the world. 

Jessica

Jessica Zablotny (fourth-year Accounting Specialist) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team since 2020 and a director since 2021. She is also a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Management and a Senior Research Assistant for the UTM Career Centre. Jessica is well-versed in analyzing financial statements, testing internal controls, and developing inter-organizational relationships through her previous role at a Fortune 500 company. In her free time, Jessica enjoys baking, knitting and shopping.


Competitors

Adam

Adam Chessell (third-year Accounting Specialist) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team and competitor since 2021. He is the current VP Chapter Development for DECA UTM, where he runs training sessions for all DECA members on the major categories of DECA cases. He has volunteered his time being an FSG Leader for ECO100 and as an Income-tax return and benefit volunteer filer with the CVITP and UTMSU. In his free time, Adam enjoys many activities such as camping, biking, and listening to music.

Muhammad

Muhammad Fahad Dayala (fourth-year Accounting Specialist) has been a member of the UTMM Competition (UTMMC) Team since 2021. He is the Accounting Project Manager with the Innovative Business Association. He was elected at the UTM Student Union as Vice President Internal and has worked at RAWC as an Events Associate. He enjoys solving problems in teams and is excited to be a part of UTMMC. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, reading books, and playing cricket.

Yonatan

Yonatan Ghebremedhin (third-year Management Specialist and Economics Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition (UTMMC) Team since 2020 and a competitor since 2021. He has experience working as a business and sales associate since high school with AEL General Trading Inc. Currently, he is working as the Director of Chapter Development of DECAUTM along with being an UTMMC Team Competitor. During his free time, Yonatan enjoys playing basketball with friends, keeping up with the NBA and spending time with his family.

Aoun

Aoun Hafeez (fourth-year Finance Specialist) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team since 2021. He has experience in business analytics and operations for small firms, as well as using basic coding to help business management tackle complex issues. Previously, he has been the Vice-President of the UTM Debating Union. He enjoys public speaking, reading, digital art, programming a single-board computer and playing the guitar. Aoun has a special place in his heart for astronomy. 

Illia

Illia Kazak (third-year student Finance Specialist & Economics Major) is a member of the UTMM Competition (UTMMC) Team since 2021. Before joining UTMMC, he was involved in the executive team of the Innovative Business Association and received multiple recognitions for his work. Illia enjoys taking initiative to contribute to the community and is always looking for new ways to grow. Illia is working towards attaining his CFA designation. In his free time, Illia plays piano, travels, works out, and enjoys spending time with his friends.

Nara
Nara Lee (third-year Finance Specialist) is a member and competitor of the UTMM Competition Team since 2021. Nara is a teaching assistant for the Department of Economics and works as a Residence Don for UTM's Student Housing and Residence Life. She is also a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC). Nara has interned at ICICI Bank in 2020 as a Research Marketing Intern. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, travelling, and reading books of various genres.
Susan
Susan Luong (fourth-year Finance Specialist) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team since 2020 as a mentee, and returned in 2021 as a competitor. She is a teaching assistant for the Department of Economics. She has experience working in youth education as well as retailing customer service and administration. She is also the Social Media Director at the UTM Undergraduate Economics Council as well as Student chair of the Academic Appeals Subcommittee. In her free time, Susan enjoys baking, food photography and digital drawing.
Ayden

Ayden M.E. Rokx (third-year Accounting Specialist and Economics Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition (UTMMC) Team since 2020 and a competitor since 2021. He has experience in conducting financial research and presenting for the UTM Capital Management fund. Ayden also has experience with Microsoft Excel, having obtained an Excel certificate and attended Excel workshops, and has experience with both Word and PowerPoint. Ayden plans on acquiring a CPA designation in the future and working abroad in diverse industries.

Bharathi

Bharathi Srinivasan (third-year Accounting Specialist and Computer Science Minor) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team and a competitor since 2021. She is also the VP of Marketing at DECA UTM and was a past member, where she placed in the top 5 at DECA U Canada. In the summer, Bharathi interned at Loblaw Companies Limited as a financial analyst intern and applied her investigative and analytical skills. In her free time, Bharathi enjoys reading, sewing, and having fun with family and friends.

Jose
Jose Trujillo (fourth-year Management Specialist) is a member of the UTMM Competition Team and a competitor since 2021. He was also the President of the Latin American Student Association at UTM, and the Vice-President for Clubs and Conferences at the Innovative Business Association, planning and hosting the first three online case competitions; Ready Set Market (RSM), Finance Innovative (FinComp) and Show Me the Green (SMG). In his free time, Jose enjoys playing and watching football, as well as playing tennis and bodyboarding.
Hamza

Hamza Bin Waheed (third-year finance specialist) has been a part of UTMM Competition Team since 2021. He’s the Global Learning Team Lead at the International Education Centre and a regular competitor at UTM case competitions. Hamza has also served as the President of the UTM Residence Council and volunteered at the UTMSU tax clinic. In his free time, Hamza enjoys the great outdoors, working out, photography and chocolate ice cream.

Linda

Linda Wang (fourth-year Accounting Specialist & Economics Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team and competitor since 2020. She has extensive experience in finance and marketing as well as organizational skills from her position as a marketing/finance intern at Abbott. Linda is currently pursuing her CPA designation as she plans to pursue a career in the audit industry. In her free time, Linda enjoys listening to music, exercising and creating YouTube videos.


Mentees

Nikki

Nikki Agrawal (second-year Commerce Specialist & Anthropology Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team as a mentee since 2021. She is currently the Social Media Director at UEC and the Director Internal at DECA. She is also a Team Lead in a research project and works with an Undergraduate Journal, both of which are projects with the Department of Economics. In her free time, Nikki enjoys exploring, reading books, thrifting, and playing basketball.

Manav

Manav Jailkhani (third-year, Commerce Specialist-Economics Major and Minor in Politics) has been a member of UTMM Competition Team since 2021 as a mentee. He is also the Team Lead of Student Groups at UTM, and VP of Marketing at Undergraduate Economics Council. Previously, Manav has served within executive positions at six student groups on campus along with interning within marketing, research and finance roles in organizations such as Reckitt Benckiser & Havas Media. He enjoys playing badminton, reading/researching about history and politics and enjoys tasting new cuisines.

Hannah

Hannah Yamazaki (second-year Accounting Specialist & Economics Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team as a mentee since 2021. She has been a Research Assistant for the Department of Economics, as well as a Tax-Clinic volunteer for the UTMSU. She is also a FSG leader for ECO101 this Fall. Hannah enjoys volunteering for the communities around her and hopes to continue doing so in the future. During her free time, Hannah enjoys playing piano, dancing, painting, and listening to music.

 

Qifeng

Qifeng Zhang (second-year Accounting Specialist & Economic Major) has been a member of the UTMM Competition Team as a mentee since 2021. He has experience in analyzing financial statements, preparing Income Tax Returns, and performing day-to-day bookkeeping activities through his experience working as a Junior Accountant. He has extensive experience in building client-relationships through his two-year experience working as a Customer Representative. In his free time, Qifeng enjoys camping, road-tripping, and tasting delicious food.