Alumni Notes

2016

Marja Hillis, EMBA-Americas, was awarded Most Innovative CEO in the Waste Management Industry 2016 by Business Worldwide Magazine. She is the owner and CEO of Molok North America Ltd. in Canada and sits on the board of directors at Molok Ltd. in Finland. The company manufactures containers for waste, recyclables, organics, used cooking oil and used clothing. The 2016 Global Corporate Excellence Awards seek to identify and honour the most respected companies and their C-level executives, while recognizing and rewarding outstanding success, innovation and ethics across international business and finance communities.
Published in: Winter 2017
Shashank Krishnamurthy MBA, MMA, was honored by Poets & Quants as one of 2016’s MBAs to Watch. The list was comprised of 97 individuals drawn from nominations submitted by more than 60 leading international MBA programs, with candidates evaluated on the calibre of their extracurricular leadership, professional achievements and personal insightfulness.
Published in: Winter 2017
Dave M. Hooge, EMBA, President and General Manager of Calgary’s Stepper Custom Homes, received the George Frieser Award, the highest accolade of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) - Alberta. The award recognizes leadership, dedication and outstanding long-time service at the provincial level. As a long-time volunteer with the association, Dave’s extensive service includes terms as president of both CHBA Calgary Region and CHBA Alberta. While in the latter position, from 2012 to 2013, Dave was a driving force behind a stronger focus on safety initiatives, and his legacy can be seen today in programs such as Building to SECOR/COR, which is helping member companies develop recognized safety programs.
Published in: Summer 2016
Mathieu Laberge, EMBA-Americas*, accepted the position of Director of Policy in the Office of Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Published in: Summer 2016

2015

Johnny Chen and Wenting Gao, both MIB, welcomed their daughter Scarlett in the fall of 2016. Chen and Gao were married in Goodes Hall in April 2016.
Published in: Summer 2017
Michelle Chow, EMBA, and husband Jason proudly announce the March birth of their daughter Livia Yael Chow. 
Published in: Summer 2017
John Hui, EMBA-Americas, continues to impress with his healthcare IT startup, Twiage, which won the MATTER Observation Challenge for its solution to improve throughput and patient satisfaction.
Published in: Summer 2017
Luxmi Jeyavel, MBA, and her husband Mano welcomed a baby boy in December 2016.
Published in: Summer 2017
Jawwad Siddiqui, BCom, has accepted a product-manager position at a tech company in Toronto, while continuing to run his small start-up on the side. Check out his blog at jawwad.me. 
Published in: Winter 2017
Jill Winograd, EMBA, has been promoted to Vice President of Merchandising and Wholesale for EQ3 Ltd., in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
Published in: Winter 2017

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