MEET THE TEAM
Aidan Little (he/him)
Aidan is a 2024 FT MBA candidate. He graduated in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
After school, he moved to Vancouver to work in the business development of a Mining Contractor. Then transitioned to the Brucejack Mine, an underground gold mine deep in the mountains. He worked at the mine for over 4 years, ultimately becoming a mine supervisor and certified blaster.
For his internship, Aidan works for Kinross Gold, in their operations and Strategy group, supporting their global mining portfolio. Aidan is passionate about the Canadian Mining Industry and thinks Canada can be a global leader in mining in the years to come.
Luke Durst (he/him)
Luke is a 2024 FT MBA candidate. He is a licensed engineer with an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University.
He has nine years of industry experience in nuclear power generation and automotive testing at a climate wind tunnel.
His Summer internship is at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, focused on attracting strategic investments to the automotive sector. Luke is strategy focused, seeking challenges in corporate sustainability and navigating the energy transition.
Alex Foty (she/her)
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Alex is a 2024 FT MBA candidate. She graduated in Mining Engineering from McGill University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Alex is a mining finance professional with over six years’ experience in investment analysis and corporate strategy development across Canada and Australia.
In her second year at Rotman, Alex plans on majoring in Social Impact and Sustainability to pursue her goal of helping mining companies navigate the global energy transition.
Natasha Peer (she/her)
Natasha is a 2025 ME MBA candidate. She graduated in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo
She worked for five years at a Shell Refinery in Ontario. Transitioning into a Business Consultant role at Isaac Operations, a boutique consulting firm based in Toronto.
Since 2021, Natasha has returned to the energy industry as the Business Transformation Manager in the Corporate Development Team for 4Refuel.
From developing investment proposals to leading M&A activities, she has eight years’ experience in technical and business roles. Natasha is motivated by the energy transition utilizing data to develop the business case for sustainability initiatives.
Kunle Raji (he/him)
Kunle is a 2024 FT MBA candidate. He graduated in Electrical and Coputer Engineering from the Fedral University of Technology, Minna, in Nigeria.
He has worked in advisory roles at PwC and as an entrepreneur, providing mainly investment banking services. Before embarking on the MBA programme he worked in corporate finance roles for energy companies.
Kunle loves to travel and he enjoys learning new languages and cultures.
Candice Xu (she/her)
Candice is a 2025 ME MBA candidate. She completed the Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the Univeristy of Toronto.
Prior to Rotman, Candice has over seven years’ experience in Wealth Management providing investment research and portfolio management.
Candice is currently working at RBC Dominion Securities as an Investment Advisor