Brian Li is a this one of this year's Co-chairs, responsible for overseeing the whole Toronto program and smoothing out any bumps that may arrive while organizing the event. After working on different start-ups, Brian understands what works (and more importantly, what doesn't) for a small organization getting started. His entrepreneurial experience has taught him the value of working efficiently, communicating effectively, and mastering a project outline - all things Brian works towards everyday. Brian is currently working towards his BSc in Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario, and is loving every moment of it.
Niveda is a first year student at the University of Western Ontario where she is working on her undergraduate in Medical Sciences. She enjoys getting involved in student initatives and building new connections. She is involved in various student run groups, such as HOSA Canada and STEM Fellowship. She is passionate about creating opportunities for her peers and planning conferences and initiatives for students. Niveda is serving as a Co-Chair of the Toronto Chapter this year and is strives to run a successful program that will have a lasting impact on its participants. She is excited to create professional connections for the participants of the program and hopes to run an engaging and inspiring program for the 2018 year. During her spare time, Niveda enjoys photography, reading, volunteering and teaching children.
Linda is a second year BMOS studnet at Western University. Having been a past participant of YIP herself in highschool, and served as the Director of Events last year, Linda understands the value YIP can offer to high school students who are keen to learn about personal finance, network with business professionals in various fields, and foster invaluable friendship with likeminded peers. Linda is estactic to serve as VP Operations for YIP Toronto chapter this year, and determined to deliver resourceful and interactive workshops to our participants this year!
Frank is studying Honors Business Administration at the Ivey School of Business, after having spent his first two years at Western in the Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies Program. He is honoured to serve as the VP Finance of YIP Toronto 2017. At a very young age, Frank took on the responsibility of budgeting and handling his family’s investments. As a result, he looked for ways to learn about money management and genuinely felt the impact of financial literacy. During the summer, Frank plans to intern at a wealth management firm, supporting individuals in building their investment portfolios. In this year’s program, Frank hopes to leverage his past planning experience to help high school students gain valuable networking and money management skills. On top of business-related activities, Frank enjoys playing tennis, watching TSN and learning about civil aviation. Frank looks forward to working with the 2017 team to put together a great program for the delegates and meeting some wonderful people.
DIRECTOR OF SPONSORSHIPS
Kelly is in her second year of the Management and Organizational Studies program at the University of Western Ontario. Her interest in financial literacy was sparked by her high school Finance teacher, who was an inspiring figure in her life. Having previously tutored elementary students, Kelly is passionate about education and loves to see students’ look of curiosity and drive to succeed. She was motivated to join the Young Investor Program because she believes in the importance of providing youth with knowledge applicable outside the classroom. As the Director of Sponsorships, she is excited to connect business professionals with the Young Investor Program and hopes to contribute towards delivering the best possible experience for students. As a self-proclaimed foodie, Kelly enjoys reading food blogs and exploring new restaurants in her spare time. Her other hobbies include hiking remote trails, playing volleyball and catching up on the latest business news.
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Kelly is a second-year BMOS student at Western University. Through her internship at Reimar Group, Kelly has developed a strong interest in Consulting. She currently serves as the Director of Events at the Young Investor Program and coordinates and plans logistics for YIP workshops and events. Kelly is dedicated and committed to the cause of increasing financial literacy amongst youths and was previously an executive member at Target Alpha Alberta. Kelly is also captain of the Western Varsity Table Tennis Team and in her spare time, enjoys reading and updating herself on social and political issues.
VP CORPORATE RELATIONS
Michael is a first-year computer science student at Western University. He hopes to pursue a dual degree in computer science and finance in his undergraduate. From watching documentaries and reading books about investing, Michael has delved himself into the world of finance and developed his passion for quantitative trading. He currently serves as the VP Corporate Relations at the Young Investor Program and seeks sponsorships for the program and speakers for the workshops. Other than his involvement in finance-related clubs on campus and outside of campus, Michael was a volunteer manager at Vancouver Whitecaps Football club and a band manager in UBC campus. During his spare time, Michael loves to play and watch soccer and updates himself with the most recent cryptocurrency news.
Purnoor is currently a second year student in Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto specializing in finance and economics. Through participating in the TD Women in Leadership Program, she developed her passion for finance and plans on pursuing a career in capital markets. She serves as the Director of Marketing and helps develop marketing strategies for YIP Toronto. Purnoor is very committed to empowering youth through financial literacy, and has previously engaged with youth program development through her role on the Calgary Mayor’s Youth Council. She is also very involved on campus with the Rotman Commerce Students’ Association and other business clubs, and enjoys participated in case competitions. Outside of this, Purnoor enjoys hiking, playing the flute, and volunteering with community organizations.
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Saisurutyi is a first-year BMOS student at Western University. She has a passion in operations and marketing and enjoys building new experiences with multiple companies. She hopes to pursue law school, and eventually become either a criminal or business lawyer. From working with high school clubs to smaller community organizations, she has gained beneficial communication skills and has adapted how to collect multiple sponsors. Saisurutyi is committed with the tasks she is assigned, and enjoys working with other individuals in achieving the team goal. She is involved with multiple clubs on campus, including the marketing association, DECA and the pre-law society. When she isn't studying, she enjoys reading, going on night walks and simply interacting with new people, and building strong connections.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Prajwol is in his first year of studies at the University of Waterloo in the Accounting and Financial Management program. Through experience working with various organizations, he has developed a passion for leadership and entrepreneurship. He also loves to converse about current news and events around the world. Prajwol was motivated to join the Young Investors Program because he wants to promote financial literacy and inspire people’s interest to learn more about the dynamic world of business. As Director of Promotions, Prajwol is involved with developing and implementing a creative and engaging marketing approach for YIP Toronto. In his spare time, Prajwol enjoys cooking, travelling and reading books.