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New Alumni Kick-Off

Find out what it means to be a Rotman grad and part of a global alumni network at the New Alumni Kick-off.

New alumni kick off

As a recent or future Rotman graduate, you’re now part of a global community of over 17,000 Rotman alumni. Learn how to gain lifetime access to alumni resources by attending the New Alumni Kick-off on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

At this alumni orientation event you will have an opportunity to interact with senior and recent alumni, as well as graduating students from the EMBA, MFIN, GEMBA, MBA, MFRM, MMA, GDIPA, PHD, and GEMBA-HLS programs.

The New Alumni Kick-off will leave you excited about being a Rotman alum, equipped to leverage alumni resources and inspired to network with the community.

Register by Feb 6 »

Agenda: Saturday, February 11, 2023

8:30 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am to 9:05 am: Opening remarks: Natalia Evtushenko (MBA '11), Vice President –Funds Risk Management, Scotiabank

9:05 am to 11:00 am: Reciprocity Ring led by Prof. Bill McEvily. Alumni-led networking activities with 20 alumni and peers from across all programs

11:00 am to 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am to 11:30 am: How to keep leveraging Rotman through your career - Alumni Team

11:30 am to 11:45 am: Keynote: John Graham (MBA '07) President & Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment

11:45 am to 12:00 pm: Closing remarks: Natalia Evtushenko (MBA '11)

New alumni kick off

“This is a great opportunity to stay in touch with the Rotman community, meet new friends, and learn how to best utilize the alumni network for career development.”

- Rafael Soliaman (MBA ’18)

Register by Feb 6 »

Alumni Volunteers

More alumni volunteers to be announced shortly.

Ghazaleh Almeida
EMBA '17

Senior Manager,
Programs & Delivery,
Customer Protection Plans
TD Insurance

Maria Alvarez
FT MBA '18

Canada National Finance Manager

Osama Alhawasawi
FT MBA '16

Senior Platform Solutions Manager

Madeleine Cohen
EMBA '20

VP, Corporate Planning
& Investor Relations
Boat Rocker Media

Evelyn Foo
BCOM '86
Former COO,
Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc.,
University of Toronto Alumni Association, Board Member

Jessica Karl
EMBA '21

Director of Partner Program Management
Enjoy Technology, Inc.

Yunjo Lee
ME MBA '19
Senior Manager, Strategic Planning,
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

Fernando Leon
MFRM '19
Manager, Fund Risk,

Daniel Lobo
ME MBA '17
Specialist Markets Settlements,
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

Stefan Linder
ME MBA '12
Director Commercial Management,

Hugo Lorenson
FT MBA '08
Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services,
York Retail & Business Services,
Royal Bank of Canada

Kamran Sethi
FT MBA '08
Senior Manager,
PwC Canada

Carlos Valera
FT MBA '18

Director, Global Automotive Credit 

Sylvia Xiong
MFRM '18

Market Risk Senior Manager


John Graham

John Graham
President & Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment

John was appointed President & CEO in February 2021 and is responsible for leading CPP Investments and its investment activities.

John joined CPP Investments in 2008 and has worked in both the Total Portfolio Management group (now Total Fund Management) and in Private Investments. John took on leadership of Principal Credit Investments in 2015 as Managing Director and Global Head of the group. In 2018, he was appointed as Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Credit Investments, where he was responsible for leading credit investments globally.

Prior to joining CPP Investments, John spent nine years at Xerox Innovation Group in research and strategy roles.

John holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He is a CFA charterholder.

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