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Organizing Team

Sofiia Salimova

BA, Economics 2019
Director, Conference

Sofiia is a fourth year Economics major and Commerce minor student at the University of British Columbia with a specialization towards Financial Economics and most recently interned at Catalyst Capital Group. During the past year, Sofiia has been appointed as the Vice President of two joint-major portfolios of AIESEC UBC: Finance and Business Development. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director of Marketing at INVITRO, a leading biotechnology corporation based out of Russia. She is also the recipient of the Gold Medal Russian National Government Award for top adademic performance. This is Sofiia’s second term on the Organizing Team of NIBC as the Director of Conference.

Apart from growing her experiences, Sofiia enjoys her time snowboarding in the winter, wakeboarding in the summer, and exploring real-estate opportunities whenever time permits.

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James Huang

BCom, Finance 2020
Director, Operations

James is a third year finance student at the University of British Columbia. He is currently completing an Investment Banking Internship at Blair Franklin Capital Partners in Toronto and will be joining Macquarie Capital this coming summer.

Aside from NIBC, James is an Analyst for the Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs (ACIIC). He was a former competitive athlete in both basketball and track & field. He played on the regional basketball team and won gold medals in both 4x100m relay race and discus throw. During his free time, James enjoys bodybuilding, playing poker, and spending time with friends and family.

 

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Mathilde Ho

BCom, Finance 2018
Director, Case

Mathilde Ho is a fourth year Finance student at the University of British Columbia. In the past summer, Mathilde completed an investment banking internship at Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets. Mathilde was previously an Equity Research Associate at Canalyst, a financial modelling start-up in Vancouver and Case Associate for NIBC. This is Mathilde’s second year on NIBC, returning as the Case Director.  

Aside from NIBC, Mathilde is a residence advisor for first year residences and a teaching assistant for financial accounting. During her free time, she enjoys swimming, running, and hiking.

 

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Arian Oftadeh

BCom, Finance and Marketing 2019
Director, Marketing

Arian is in his fourth year at the Sauder School of Business, specializing in finance and marketing. Last summer, he worked as an analyst for a real estate firm, analyzing and publishing reports on the latest trends in BC’s housing market. Prior to that, he worked in sales and marketing with Telus, becoming the youngest employee to be promoted to a management position, put in charge of building high-performance sales teams.

Apart from NIBC, Arian has built a Toastmasters public speaking club which he grew from an initial 15 to 200+ members and attendees. He also helped initiate a financial wellness program at UBC and can be seen at their events around campus. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, traveling and heading outdoors. 

 

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Eric Hall

BCom, Finance 2020
Associate Director, Competition

Eric is a third year student at the University of British Columbia specializing in finance. Previously, he was an Analyst at Gordon Investment Research, a highly reputed investment research club at the University of Toronto. He has interned with Deloitte in Vancouver and will be joining HSBC Global Banking and Markets in Hong Kong this coming summer.

Outside of NIBC, Eric competes internationally in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu having recently placed second at the CBJJF Alberta Provincials and competed at the IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship in California. During his free time, he enjoys teaching martial arts, travelling, and spending time with friends. 

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Maori Hayashi

BCom, Finance 2020
Manager, Operations

Maori is a third-year student at the University of British Columbia specializing in Finance. She will be joining Citi as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst next year.

Aside from NIBC, she is VP Finance at a non-profit organization where she pursues her passion of helping youth establish financial literacy and investment knowledge. This is Maori's first year on the NIBC Organizing Team as the Operations Associate. In the past, she also played competitive basketball for 7 years in Japan. During her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, snowboarding, and travelling.

 

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Tennille Robertson

BCom, Finance 2020
Manager, Competition

Tennille is in her third year at the University of British Columbia with a specialization in finance. Over the past few years she has interned within Canaccord Genuity’s Wealth Management division as well as corporate finance advisory in Vancouver, British Columbia. During this, she supported a senior advisor in M&A deals and IPOs.  She also has experience with raising capital for a non-profit organization.

Tennille is also the co-founder of an events group, as well as a former competitive athlete. She was previously the team captain on track teams as well as the BC provincial basketball team. During Tennille’s free time, she enjoys working out, cooking and spending time with friends and family. 

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Mehtaab Chandi

BA, Economics 2021
Manager, Case

Mehtaab is a second year student from the University of British Columbia. He first gained exposure working in finance via Sansar Solutions, a boutique accounting firm. In addition to winning UBC Finance Association’s Portfolio Management Competition, he has competed competitively in and won Chess, Rugby, and Soccer championships. Apart from NIBC, he is currently with the UBC Trading Group and MvC Capital.

During Mehtaab’s free time, he enjoys reading financial literature, hitting the gym, and playing sports.

 

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Valerie Tsui

BCom, Finance 2020
Associate, Conference

Valerie is in her third year at the University of British Columbia with a specialization in finance. This coming summer she will be joining Canaccord Genuity as a wealth management associate. 

Aside from NIBC, Valerie has a passion for event planning, contributing to UBC Imprint’s top conference award. She also is an advocate for self love and self care and embodies this into her daily lifestyle such as working out daily, traveling and exposing herself to opportunities where she can learn.

 

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Viktoriya Tsurikova

BCom, Accounting 2020
Associate, Conference

Viktoriya is a third-year student from the University of British Columbia and an aspiring CPA. Over the past few years, she has gained experience in different fields, such as real estate, accounting and consulting.  Currently, she is helping a Vancouver-based entrepreneur to run one of his businesses as a business manager.

Apart from building her career and working in NIBC, Viktoriya has a broad range of hobbies. She is an ardent personal development enthusiast. On a daily basis, she is expanding her knowledge about bodybuilding and nutrition, psychology and philosophy. Besides that, she likes giving back to the community by volunteering for different non-profit organizations.

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Nina Erdevicki

BCom, Finance 2021
Associate, Competition

Nina is in her first year at the University of British Columbia and intends to specialize in Finance. She most recently completed an investment banking summer internship at Gravitas Securities focusing on both early-stage and more mature technology clients. 

Outside of NIBC, Nina competed nationally in Women's tennis and was ranked 1st in BC and 7th in Canada. She currently competes for the UBC Women’s competitive tennis team where she also looks after the team's finances. 

During her free time, Nina leads the branding and web development for a start-up project and enjoys teaching youth, travelling, and hiking with friends.

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Prithvi Khanna

BCom, Finance and Real Estate 2020
Associate, Case

Prithvi is a second year student at the University of British Columbia intending to pursue a double specialization in finance and real estate. He is currently completing an internship at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan with the Private Equity team. He most recently worked at CIBC Capital Markets and CMLS Financial.

Apart from NIBC, Prithvi is also an Analyst for the Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs (ACIIC). He has also played competitive tennis for 10 years being in the Top 50 in India's U18 Men's Tennis category. During his free time, Prithvi enjoys travelling, working out, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Doris Chai

BCom, Finance 2020
Associate, Case

Doris is a third year student at the University of British Columbia with a specialization in finance. During this past summer, Doris was an Equity Research Associate at Canalyst, a financial modeling start-up in Vancouver. Prior to that, Doris completed a summer internship in Toronto as Junior Accountant at a private college. This is her first year on the NIBC Organizing Team as Case Associate.

Aside from NIBC, Doris is involved with JDC West as a member of Summer Development Team. She is also an Academic Success Coach at Sauder School of Business. During her free time, Doris enjoys writing articles and short stories, swimming, reading and hiking with friends and family.

 

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Karan Grover

BSc, Computer Science 2019
Associate, Operations

Karan is a third year student specializing in Computer Science. He is currently completing a summer position working in Deloitte’s retail consulting arm. Previously Karan completed an internship at Amazon working in supply chain technology.

This year Karan has joined the NIBC organizing team as an Operations Associate and is looking forward to a great event. In his spare time Karan enjoys playing basketball, and travelling.

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