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Expert Panels

Expert panels have been established for the program and are made up of alumni and friends of McGill who are in positions of influence in investment companies or who have significant and relevant experience. Their support is crucial to the success of the program. Panel members are involved in some of the following ways:

  • helping source summer internships and employment opportunities
  • acting as mentors to IM students
  • helping with fundraising for the IM program
  • serving as guest speakers and lecturers in the IM program
  • offering informal advice to student analysts


Abdul Rahim Saad (BA ‘02) Principal Investcorp


John Barrie (BA'86) Managing Director Long Wharf Real Estate Partners
David Belanger (BA'91) Senior Director Sun Capital Advisers LLC
André Desautels, CFA (BCom'94) Global Industry Analyst Wellington Management International Ltd.
Dan Farb (BCom'97) Managing Director Highfields Capital Management LP
Paul Hamel (MBA'81) Retired Chief Investment Officer
Ryan Oldman  Sector Portfolio Manager Fidelity Investments 
George Rizk (BCom'93) Partner The Baupost Group
Rebecca Schechter (BCom'91) Senior Vice President, IIS Division Manager State Street Boston Corp.
Mark Taborsky (BCom'88) Managing Director BlackRock
Scott Yaphe (BCom'95) Partner ABS Ventures
Nicole Zatlyn (BCom'94) Equity Portfolio Manager MFS Investment Management


Nagi Kawkabani (BCom'79) Founding Partner & Joint Chief Executive Officer Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP

Hong Kong

Aaron Cheung (MBA'98) Senior Investment Fund Advisor BNP Paribas Wealth Management
Tom Folinsbee (BCom'90) Director, Corporate Development 3SBio Inc.
James Soutar Co-Founder and Director PhoenixInvest Group Ltd.


Shiblee Alam (MBA'98) Director, Alternative Investments AXA Funds of Hedge Funds
Karim Ghannam (BCom'95) Managing Director, Head of Alternatives & Fund Solutions Asia Pacific Deutsche Bank
Philip Han (BCom'96) Partner eSPe Investment Partners
Stephen Harper Former Chief Investment Officer  Strathmore Capital
Ali Hedayat (BCom'96) Founding Partner Edoma Partners LLP
Adam Horne (BA'85) Partner Caledon Capital Partners LLP
Desmond Kingsford (BCom'00) Senior Analyst MSD Capital (Europe)
Hani Lazkani (MBA'96) Head, Private Equity International Olayan Europe Ltd.
David MacMillan (BA’75, MA’82) Board Member Puget Sound Energy
Kevin Schrader (MBA'89) Global Key Account Manager Robeco Global Distribution

Los Angeles/San Francisco

Darren Tangen (BCom'93) Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Treasurer Colony Capital LLC


David Creighton President & Chief Executive Officer Cordiant Capital
Christine Décarie (BCom'86) Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Research Director Investors Group Investment Management (Que) Ltd.
Philippe Dubois (BCom'97) Owner HR Strategies Inc.
Clifton Isings (MBA'95) Manager, International Equities Canadian National Railway Pension Fund
Harvinder Kalirai (BCom'94, MA'95) Managing Editor, Foreign Exchange Strategy BCA Research
Anthony Layton (MBA'85) Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager PWL Capital Inc.
Maxime Lemieux (BCom'96) Portfolio Manager Fidelity Investments
Francois Magny (BCom'90) Chief Executive Officer RDA Capital
Neil Matheson (MBA'88) Senior Vice President, Investment Strategy Standard Life Investments Inc.
James McMullan (MBA'88) Senior Vice President, Fixed Income, Corporate Markets, and Leader Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Lambros Piscopos (BA'92, MBA'94)  Partner Point Harbor Capital
Nadim Rizk (MBA'98) Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Foreign Equities FieraSceptre Inc.
David Stenason (MBA'80) Managing Director Rempart Asset Management
Gisele Wilson (BA'84) Founder & Partner Coriel Capital Inc.
Chen Zhao Chief Strategist, Global Investment Strategy BCA Research

New York

John Bargelletti (BA'95) Principal LL Capital Management
Paul Barnett (BA'84) Managing Director Ulysses Management LLC
Dan Dreyfus (BCom'98) Partner G3 Capital
Tim Gray (BSc'94) Analyst Sophrosyne Capital LLC
James Green (BMus’86) CEO Magnetic
Rakesh Jain (BCom'94) Managing Partner Green Brook Capital Management
Stephen Kay (MBA'90) Senior Vice President, US Practise Leader, Structured Credit and Political Risk Marsh USA
Micheal Kearns  Senior Vice President, Regional Director Permal Group Inc.
Patrick Lebedis (BCom'91) Managing Partner NorthStar Capital Holdings LLC
Robert Long (BA'77) Senior General Partner Webster Capital
Jonathan Mogil (BCom'94)
Lee Pollock (BCom'96) Managing Director & Portfolio Manager Atwater Capital
David Salanic (BCom'01) Principal and Founder Tortus Capital Management
Salim Samaha (BCom'98) Principal Global Infrastructure Partners
Maneesh Shanbhag Co-Founder and Partner Greeneline Partners
Jaymie Sullivan (BCom'98) Global Macro Strategist Moore Capital Management LP
Jordan Waxman (BA'86, LLB'91, BCL'92) Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director High Tower and HSW Advisors


Geraud M. Dambrine (BA'95) Executive Vice-President Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Serge Pizem (MBA'88) Head of Total Return AXA Investment Management


Jean-François Courville (BCom'91) Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Services and Chief Operating Officer, RBC Wealth Management Royal Bank of Canada
Daniel Dorenbush (MBA'99) Global Prime Finance, Global Banking and Markets Scotiabank
Daniel Galvao (MBA'00) Vice President Marsh & McLennan Companies
Jonathan Hausman (BA'89) Vice President, Alternative Investments and Emerging Markets Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
David Levenson (BCom'96) Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Transportation Brookfield Asset Management
Ari Levy (MBA'90) Corporate Director and Private Investor Emerge Resources Corp.
Eamonn McConnell (MBA'85) Managing Director and Portfolio Manager Kensington Capital Partners
Neil Murdoch (BCom'81) President & Chief Executive Officer Connor, Clark & Lunn, Capital Markets
Norman Raschkowan (BCom'80, MBA'85) Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Mackenzie Investments
Claude Robillard (BCom'93) Managing Director, Investor Relations West Face Capital Inc.
Tim Thompson (MBA'90) Chief Operating Officer & Senior VP TD Asset Management
Bill Webb (MBA'93) Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Gluskin Sheff
Duncan B. Webster (BCom'85) Former Chief Investment Officer & Head CIBC Global Asset Management


Philippe Audi (BCom'97) Executive Director Levant Capital Ltd.
Sylvain Denis (BCom'92) Senior Partner Alioth Capital
Amer Halawi (BCom'93) Founding Partner Catalysis
Omar Syed (BEng'97) Partner Abraaj Capital

Last updated: June 17, 2014

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