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Alumni

Ryerson Economics Alumni Association (REAA)

Managing Director
Ye (Adam) Tian (BComm 2014)                         a.ye.tian@gmail.com

Director of Finance
Rene Sandino (BComm 2014)                           rene.sandino@gmail.com

Directors
Yuliya Cherevko (BComm 2010, MA 2012)       yuliya.cherevko@gmail.com
Jura Kraja (BA 2015)                                          jura.kraja@ryerson.ca
Jon Lofto (BA 2011)                                           loftojon@gmail.com
Alexander Mood (BComm 2010)                       alexander.mood@gmail.com
Salman Shuaib (BComm 2012)                         salman.shuaib@gmail.com
 

Graduate Alumni

Naib Mammadov

Naib Mammadov

MA International Economics and Finance, Class of 2009
Manager – Exposure and Capital Analysis, ScotiabankTM

Naib currently works in Global Risk Management division of ScotiabankTM . He is primarily involved in bank wide traded securities risk data flow management and aggregation, as well as limit monitoring, regulatory and senior management reporting. He holds B.Sc. degree in Economical Cybernetics from Baku State University, Personal Financial Planner designation from Canadian Securities Institute and is currently pursuing a Financial Risk Management certification from Global Association of Risk Professionals. “In current globalized world, knowledge of international trade and finance is a great advantage and I believe this unique program enables you to learn these subjects from some of the best professors in their field. Working for the most International bank in Canada, I believe my graduate degree has definitely helped me to be where I am today and I am confident it will open even more opportunities for me in the future.”

Mark Melling

Mark Melling

Class of 2014
Director of AOL Video - Europe

 

Mark oversees content creation and partner content acquisition on AOL’s Video syndication platform, AOL On, for the European market. Mark also directs audience and advertising development, innovation and monetisation for AOL Video platforms. Mark has had extensive experience in development and launching content monetization platforms in both the mobile & digital video space in North America, before moving to AOL UK in January 2014 to take on the position of Director of Video for Europe, most recently launched the AOL On Video Network in the UK, the second international launch of the platform he has led.

John-Paul (JP) Taylor

John-Paul (JP) Taylor

Class of 2005
Vice President of Optimization and Origination at Enviva Biomass

 

Enviva is the global leader in industrial wood pellet production for coal replacement in power generation. Prior to joining Enviva JP was based in London where he was Vice President of Biomass Markets at Evolution Markets Ltd. While at Ryerson JP completed a B Comm and then returned to Ryerson to complete his MA in International Economics and Finance. During his MA studies JP focused on option pricing of European Union Allowances under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, using the Black-Scholes model and Nonparametric estimation.

Yani Wu

Yani Wu

Class of 2013
Derivatives Analyst - Ontario Securities Commission

 

Yani currently works as a derivatives analyst in the Ontario Securities Commission. She has been greatly involved in the global over-the-counter derivative regulatory reform initiatives, conducting data analysis to monitor financial system stability and assist policy decision making, and engaging in international discussion on standards setting to drive cross-jurisdictional harmonization. “I really enjoyed my time at Ryerson. The MA program provides a good selection of courses which equipped me with economics analytical skills and knowledge of financial market theories, which was instrumental in kickstarting my career. In addition, people here are super nice and helpful!”

Undergraduate Alumni

Marisa Grace

Marisa Grace

While at Ryerson, Marisa worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics, and completed her internship as an Accounting Clerk at The Old Mill Inn. Upon completing her degree, Marisa worked as a Fund Accountant at CIBC Mellon, and is currently working as an Analyst at Mercer, a leader in global consulting. Marisa is also the co-founder of DreamQii, a company focused on the research and development of multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), that specializes in robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.

Ray Charles (Chuck) Howard

Ray Charles (Chuck) Howard

During his time in the program, Chuck worked as a Junior Fellow for Engineers Without Borders in Malawi, and as a research and analytics intern at BEworks, a global consulting firm specializing in applying behavioral economics to solving business and policy challenges. Chuck also served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics at Ryerson and in the Rotman Behavioural Lab at the University of Toronto. A recipient of the 3M National Student Fellowship and the Ryerson Board of Governor’s Leadership Award and Medal, Chuck is currently completing his PhD in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Sopheap Lim

Sopheap Lim

Sopheap is currently a Financial Analyst at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the largest pension funds in the world. While at Ryerson, Sopheap worked as both a Research Assistant and a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics, and completed her internship as a Pricing Analyst at Bank of Montreal. Sopheap has completed level 2 of the CFA program, and is also enrolled in the CPA program.

Brian Seong

Brian Seong

Brian is currently an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Energy Group at Citibank. Prior to graduation, Brian completed internships as a Data Analyst Intern at the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and as an Investment Banking Analyst Intern at Dundee Capital Markets. During his time at Ryerson, Brian also worked as a Research Assistant in both the Department of Economics and the Department of Finance, and served as an Associate in the Capital Markets Group.

Mengxi (Tom) Tang

Mengxi (Tom) Tang

While at Ryerson, Tom worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics, completed his internship as an Analytics Intern at Bell Mobility, and was awarded an International Business Scholarship from Export Development Canada. After graduating from the program, Tom completed his MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics. He is currently a Data Analyst at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, a global leader in cyber security, financial crime, and communications intelligence.

Ghufran Tarin

Ghufran Tarin

Ghufran is currently an Economist at the Ontario Ministry of Finance, where he also completed his internship. While at Ryerson, Ghufran was awarded the Dennis Mock Leadership Award from Ryerson and the Future Business Leaders Award from Export Development Canada, and was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship. After graduating from the program, Ghufran completed his MA in Economics at Queen's University, where he held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.