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Present-2011 - Working Group Coordinator at the European Chamber of Commerce in China

2011-2009 - Senior manager for start-up company GGacademics

2009-2007 - Business Professor at Xi'An Siyuan University and China Youth University for Political Sciences

2007 - Graduated with honours - MBA: Strategic Business Valuation - McMaster University, Canada

2007-2004 - Operations Manager - Escar Entertainment


Sep 2006May 2007


McMaster University

Graduate Summa Cum Laude with an overall A- average.

Strongest subjects were Advanced Valuation Models (A+), Strategic Planning (A+) and Corporate Governance (A) 

- Teaching Assistant for International Business

Sep 2001May 2006

Bcomm (Honours)

McMaster University

Summa Cum Laude - 4 year cumulative A average

Organizations and Clubs

- Degroote Student Scholars (communications officer)

- McMaster Jazz Band (Alto Sax)

- McMaster QuizBowl

- McMaster Italian Association (Treasurer)

- Cootes Paradise Club (Recreational)

- McMaster Soccer Society

Work experience

Jul 2011Present

Working Group Coordinator

European Chamber of Commerce

The European Chamber serves member companies by being the voice of European business in China:providing a channel of communication between high-level Chinese and European political and economiccircles; as well as monitoring and reporting on China's market environment, Chinese and Europeancompliance with WTO obligations and other international commitments.

Responsibilities Include:

- Researching the potential of new working groups

- Establish a Creative and a Machinery Working Group

- Create presentations and briefs

- Meet with industry members and stakeholders to discuss issues

- Organize WG meetings

- Coordinate communication with key interlocutors

- Draft and revise the annual position paper

Apr 2009Jun 2011

Senior Manager


- GGacademics is a start up company with a primary focus in assisting the creation, maintenance, supervision and management of Sino-Foreign Educational Partnerships. Other areas of business include guidance counselling and visa assistance to Chinese students, offering tutoring and learning centers for foreign high school programs, and English language training to students and corporations alike.

Responsibilities and Accomplishments

- Providing consulting services to educational institutions planning to enter the Chinese market.

- Contacted and secured services to be rendered for institutions in Canada, US, Australia and UK

- Led cross-functional teams to scout matching Sino institutions, negotiated ways of operations and compensation

- Supervisory and quality management services for Sino-Foreign Porgrams

- Created and updated quality assurance manuals customized to Sino-foreign partnerships.

- Conducted Quality Audits for Sino-foreign programs.

- Site visits for relationship management purposes.

- Project feasibility analysis

- Feasibility and financial analysis for new ventures.

- Marketing analysis for regional growth.

- Organizing and receiving high-profile delegation visits

- Organized and received high-profile delegation visits from partnered institutions.

- Consulted with the delegates regarding the regulations of the Chinese market and ways of cooperation.

- Supervision and recruitment of foreign personnel

- Recruit and supervise foreign staff, particularly teachers

- Supervision of visa, accommodation and accustoming them to China.

Sep 2008Apr 2010

Business Professor

China Youth University

- China Youth University is one of the most recognized public universities in China. It has strong political sciences, Computers, and Business programs.

Responsibilities and accomplishments

- Revise, edit and instruct multiple business courses for the Sino-Foreign cooperation between CYU and Mohawk College, Canada.

- Students were in their last year of study and upon successful completion, would be awarded a double degree in Business Administration from Mohawk College and CYU.

- Over 150 students were enrolled in the program each year, of which approximately 30% would continue their education abroad.

- Courses instructed were: Finance, Advanced Marketing Management, Production Planning, Strategy, Organizational Behaviour, Operations Management and Production Planning.

- Received Outstanding Teacher Award.

- Yearly recognition of contributed value to the organization.

- Assisted in the development of the strategic direction of the program.

Sep 2007Jun 2008

Business Professor

Xi'An Siyuan University

Xi'An Siyuan University is a private university located in the outskirts of Xi'An China. The school boasts over 25,000 students and has a strong international department.

Responsibilities and accomplishments

- Revise, edit and instruct multiple business courses for the Sino-Foreign cooperation between CYU and Mohawk College, Canada.

- Students were in their last year of study and upon successful completion, would be awarded a double degree in Business Administration from Mohawk College and Siyuan

- Approximately 60 students were enrolled in the program each year.

- Courses instructed were: Financial Management, Advanced Marketing Management, Marketing 2, Production Planning, Strategy, Organizational Behaviour, Operations Management and Production Planning.

May 2004Sep 2007

Operations Manager

Escar Entertainment

Escar entertainmet is an events specialist with core operations in the summer as concessionaires for the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The company also offers event planning and operating for a range of activities from corporate picnics to school fairs.

Responsibilities and accomplishments

- Originally hired at an entry level position, I was quickly promoted to purchasing manager then operations manager. 

- Responsibilities include the forecasting, purchasing, storing, distributing, controlling and managing an inventory of over 250 products for 16 games, 18 food stands, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, and supervision of more than 200 employees.

-The position requires several months of preparation for the CNE and 18 consecutive 18 – 20 hr working days of intense monitoring and distribution of products. (Daily turnover)

-Using VBA and SQL, I created and implemented a database entry and management system to ensure accurate control of inventory. The system enabled more accurate forecasting and monitoring of inventory to enable higher inventory turnover, lower overhead through reduced storage space (50% reduction), and facilitated the procurement process through standardized forms to be created when items reached re-order levels.

- Through tight control and accurate forecasting, cost savings of up to 20% were achieved through various business units of the company.

May 2003Apr 2004

Outside Processing Control Coordinator

Stelco Inc

Stelco was one of the largest steel making plants in Canada, with over 6,000 employees and three major plants. When applying for the position, Stelco had declared bankruptcy and I was looking to gain valuable experience in crisis management. Throughout the internship, I was privy to the inner workings of a company trying to divest various business units and recoup losses for its investors. Unfortunately, the company did not survive and had to shut down shortly after my internship ended.

Responsibilities and accomplishments

-12 month internship position while studying third year finance.

-Position included the control and distribution of steel through 8 outside processors.

-Personally and solely responsible for an average weekly flow of over $2 million, or over 90,000 tons of steel.

-I was an integral part of the team to create, develop and process the steel used in the new Hummer (H2), with primary contribution being the selection of a capable processor and the logistics of the project.

- I was also on the team responsible for creating and implementing an object oriented information system used by the 6,000 employees.

Sep 2002May 2003

Sales Representative

Primerica Financial

Primerica is a financial advisory company, targeting the investment portfolios of middle age, middle income families. The main product sold is term insurance coupled with mutual fund investments to provide the dependents of the families with a secure future and save more for retirement (compared to universal life insurance)

Responsibilities and accomplishments

- Locate and advise customers regarding the benefits of term insurance + mutual fund savings against alternative means of investment.

- In 9 months, over 50 clients invested or transferred part of their portfolio to a customized investment plan.

- Although I have not worked for Primerica for over 7 years, I am still advising many of these clients on their portfolio and savings decisions.


Currently studying for the HSK level 4 examination. Studying at Frontiers school in Beijing.
French Language
French Immersion from Grade 5 to 8 and french classes until completion of high school. Lived in France for 2 months during high school and have frequently visited the country throughout the past few years.
Italian Language
Fluent in Italian, spent 14 month exchange in Rome during high school (attended Italian Liceo Scientifico Kennedy) and my families second language. 
Reuters Kobra
Search and analyze companies and portfolio investments, customize the platform and trade securities, bonds and run simulations using the platform.
Bloomberg Platform
Able to navigate, search, data mine, hedge investments and create portfolio and risk analysis using the Bloomberg platform.
Microsoft Office
Advanced programming in VBA and SQL. Comprehensive knowledge of all Office products.
Adobe Suite CS3
Advanced use of Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator



Sep 2002Sep 2007


Life License Qualification Program
Aug 2002Aug 2007

Mutual Fund License

Canadian Securities Course