The 2019 CEOx1Day Finalists Have Been Announced!

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As a proud partner of CEOx1Day by Odgers Berndtson, we are so egg-cited to share the list of finalists with you! Huge congratulations go out to all the students who participated, but a special congrats to the finalists below. After four rigorous rounds, here are the top 18 students selected to participate in #CEOx1Day this year.

See the full press release here.

Toronto

DAVID GEROFSKY, FIRST GULF
Matched with
: Daniel Sequeira
University: Western University

HOWARD ENG, GREATER TORONTO AIRPORTS AUTHORITY
Matched with
: Harminder Kang
University: McMaster University

MICHAEL WARD, IKEA CANADA
Matched with
: Lauren Hwang
University: University of Toronto

CAROLINE RISEBORO, PLAN INTERNATIONAL CANADA
Matched with
: Aislin Roth
University: Queen’s University

VINCE DE PALMA, SOFTCHOICE
Matched with
: Ryan Alizadeh
University: Western University

JAN DE SILVA, TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE
Matched with
: Grant McNaughton
University: Western University

Vancouver & Victoria

LAURA NASHMAN, BC PENSION CORPORATION
Matched with
: Simon Litt
University: University of Victoria

SHAHRZAD RAFATI, BROADBANDTV
Matched with
: Alex Cyphus
University: University of British Columbia

ANDREA SCOTT, SKOAH
Matched with
: Sharon Shamuyarira
University: University of British Columbia

Calgary & Edmonton

MARY MORAN, CALGARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Matched with
: Tingting Yan
University: University of Calgary

GARTH WARNER, SERVUS CREDIT UNION
Matched with
: Omar Sabbagh
University: University of Alberta

Montreal

DANIEL LAMARRE, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Matched with
: Élodie Lussier Piché
University: HEC Montréal

NATHALIE PALLADITCHEFF, IVANHOÉ CAMBRIDGE
Matched with
: André Dasté
University: HEC Montréal

VALÉRIE PLANTE, MAYOR, CITY OF MONTREAL
Matched with
: O’Nell Agossa
University: McGill University

ALEXANDRE L’HEUREUX, WSP
Matched with
: Emily Cole
University: Concordia University

Ottawa

BRYCE CONRAD, HYDRO OTTAWA
Matched with
: Chelsea Clark
University: Bishop’s University

ELI FATHI, MINDBRIDGE ANALYTICS INC.
Matched with
: Blair Watson
University: Carleton University

TERESA MARQUES, RIDEAU HALL FOUNDATION
Matched with
: Nayaelah Siddiqui
University: University of Ottawa

What is CEOx1Day?

CEOx1Day matches third and fourth year university students in key markets (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver & Victoria, Calgary & Edmonton and Ottawa) with some of the country’s leading CEOs. Students are given the opportunity to experience cutting edge recruitment strategies and leadership assessment services to supercharge their job seeking skills and the successful Finalists get a chance to apply in-class learning to a real-world situation by shadowing a leading CEO for a day, equipping them with the best foundation to hatch their careers.


For more information about CEOx1Day and how you can get involved next year, check out the CEOx1Day page here.

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