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Fund managers

Van Berkom Investment Management Program Class of 2024

7 professionals in suits standing in a row. From left to right: Jakub Kalny, George Shahbaghyan, Melissa Deane, Lisha Mehta (no longer with VBIMP), Avia Pacetti, Athan Douzepis and Abdelrahman Mohamed.

About the current fund managers

Headshot of Melissa Deane

Melissa Deane is a third-year student at the Goodman Institute MBA – Investment Management program and a CFA Level II candidate. Upon graduation, Melissa intends to pursue a career in asset management. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, golfing, and skiing.

Internships & Work Experience

  • Global Alpha Capital Management, Emerging Markets (Incoming 2023 Summer Analyst, Montreal)

Extra-Curricular Activities, Scholarships & Awards

  • Recipient of Goodman Institute Entrance Award for Strong Academic Record (2021)
  • Student Ambassador, the Goodman Institute

Headshot of Athan Douzepis

Athanassios (Athan) Douzepis is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the John Molson School of Business, majoring in Finance with a minor in Financial Reporting. Upon graduation, Athan intends to pursue a career in asset management or private equity. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, travelling, and watching football.​

Internships & Work Experience

  • Fiera Comox, Private Investments (Incoming 2023 Summer Analyst, Montreal)​

Extra-Curricular Activities, Scholarships & Awards

  • Analyst, Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs, 2022 – 2023​
  • Academic Delegate, John Molson Case Competitions (24 Hour – JDC 2023)​
  • Member, John Molson Investment Society, 2021-2023​
  • Member, Golden Key International Honour Society​

Headshot of Jakub Kalny

Jakub Kalny is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the John Molson School of Business, majoring in Finance. Upon graduation, Jakub intends to pursue a CFA designation and a career in asset management. Prior to university, Jakub played 15 years of competitive ice hockey. In his spare time, Jakub loves to read, play tennis, and ski.​

Extra-Curricular Activities, Scholarships & Awards

  • Analyst, John Molson Investment Society, 2023​
  • Scholar, The Kellner Family Foundation​

Headshot of Abdelrahman Mohamed

Abdelrahman Mohamed is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the John Molson School of Business, majoring in Finance. Upon graduation, Abdel intends to pursue a career in private equity or asset management. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing combat sports, going on motorcycle trips, and watching soccer games.

Internships & Work Experience

  • Global Alpha, Developed Markets – Small Cap (Incoming 2023 Summer Analyst, Montreal)

Extra-Curricular Activities, Scholarships & Awards

  • Analyst, John Molson Investment Society, 2023
  • Member, John Molson Trading League
  • Member, Golden Key International Honour Society

Headshot of Avia Pacetti

Avia Pacetti is fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the John Molson School of Business, majoring in Finance. Upon graduation, Avia intends to pursue a CFA designation and a career in asset management. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, baking and travelling.​

Internships & Work Experience

  • Global Alpha, Developed Markets – Small Cap (Incoming 2023 Summer Analyst, Montreal)
  • Valsoft Corporation, Corporate Development – M&A (2022 Fall Analyst, Montreal)​

Extra-Curricular Activities, Scholarships & Awards

  • Analyst, John Molson Investment Society, 2022​

Headshot of George Shahbaghyan

George Shahbaghyan is third-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the John Molson School of Business, majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. Upon graduation, George intends to pursue a career in asset management. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing Taekwon-Do and playing soccer.​

Internships & Work Experience​

  • BFL Canada, Risk Advisory (2022 Summer Analyst, Montreal)​

Extra-Curricular Activities, Scholarships & Awards​

  • Analyst, John Molson Investment Society, 2022​
  • First Place, Fin-Tech Case Competition (FISA), 2021​

Contact us

Director: Amr Addas
514-848-2424 ext. 5275
amr.addas@concordia.ca

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