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Student Stories and Participant Profiles

No one can speak to the Ivey EMBA experience better than Ivey program participants and alumni. These participant profiles provide a snapshot of the successful business executives joining you in the classroom, and how the Ivey experience changed their professional lives. With our world-class faculty leading the way, exceptional classmates like these will enhance your learning experience and fuel your drive toward success. You'll also stay connected to the Ivey alumni network long after graduation.

Anna Mkrtchyan

Senior Manager, Business Transformation, Barrick Gold Corporation

Caryn Maxwell-Smith

VP, Business Development, Dynamic Funds

James Chorley

Deputy Commanding Officer of one of CANSOFCOM’s Units, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM)

Marcel F. Dvorak

Professor of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital & University of British Columbia

John Michael England

Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Ontario Power Generation

Peter Tong

Director, Corporate Development & Planning, WestJet

Spencer Orr

Vice President of Design and Merchandising, Canada Goose

Thomas Yuk

Associate Director, Multi-Asset Product Specialist, North America, HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Ltd.

Agho Eric Onagbeboma

Consultant, Group Retirement Solutions, RBC Royal Bank

Carlos Planelles

Managing Director, Ferrovial Agroman Canada, Inc.

Neilank K. Jha


Melissa Conniff

Registered Dietitian, Academic Specialist Pediatric Nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Deanne Buckle

Senior Manager, Training & Development, BMO Financial Group

Sarah El-Fashny

Legal Counsel, Thales Canada Inc.

Alejandra Sarmiento

Sr. Manager Loyalty Programs, Scotiabank

Ted Meighen

Director, Regional Airport Operations, Porter Airlines Inc.

Debbie Drutz

Vice President, Client Strategy, Bell Media Inc.

Louise Kent

Portfolio Director, LEAP: The Centre for Social Impact

Tharani Napper

Director, Market Access, PIVINA Consulting Inc.

Tim Uppal

Member of Parliament

Camran Baig

Senior Manager, Technical Solutions, Blackberry

Wendy Cheuk

Clinical Leader Manager, St. Michael's Hospital

Past Participants

Subhi AlsayedPaul CarrollMike PownallKathleen PerchalukDavid QuennevilleRenee JohnAaron LesargeMarcel MarcellinKaren CormackMichael BaldSameer HusainTom ChanPamela SchottCharaka KithulegodaAgnieszka WlochAlexandra Blum, Ivey EMBA '14 (Candidate)Remo Di Fronzo, Ivey EMBA '13 (Candidate)Jessica Lewis, Ivey EMBA '13Rachel Fabugais, Ivey EMBA '13Patrick Morrison, Ivey EMBA '12Sumita Sikand, Ivey EMBA '14 (Candidate)Mike Brown, Ivey EMBA '14 (Candidate)Wayne Sooklal, Ivey EMBA '14 (Candidate)Vikas Girdhar, Ivey EMBA '13 (Candidate)Sharon Castelino, Ivey EMBA '12Scott Keating, Ivey EMBA '13 (Candidate)Neil Hetherington, Ivey EMBA '13Sarah Trimble, Ivey EMBA '12Candace Chartier, Ivey EMBA '12Duncan Fulton, Ivey EMBA '13Chike Gardiner, Ivey EMBA '12Nicole Castellan, Ivey EMBA '12Ernie Kerst, Ivey EMBA '12Tom Langton, Ivey EMBA '12J.P. Granger, Ivey EMBA '12