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Executive Team

Marwan Daou


I’m an agriculture engineer by education. My career started in public health where I became a service operations whiz, handling everything from managing multiple teams to overhauling our data systems. Now, I’m doing an MBA and mixing it up with market research, entrepreneurship, and strategy development.

What are your hobbies?

 When I’m not busy studying or working, you can find me hitting the pavement—I’m a keen runner and have completed my fair share of races. I also spent time at the Lebanese Red Cross Association, raising funds to help out where it’s needed most.

What do you love the most about ROMA?

What I truly love about ROMA is its incredible mix of people. It’s not just a club; it’s a diverse community where everyone’s buzzing with ideas and passion for operations management. Being able to lead this dynamic group, learning from them and sharing my own experiences, is what makes ROMA so special to me.

What is one tip you have for the incoming class?

If I had to give a nugget of advice to newcomers, it’d be to dive right in. Sure, the study part is crucial, but don’t forget to join clubs, get involved in activities, and lend a hand in your community. It’s these experiences that really round you out, both personally and professionally.

Marina Pando Estela

VP FinanceGramya

I am an Economist, with a background in Finance and Operations across different industries and roles back in Peru. My last role, before the MBA, was as Head of Productivity in Falabella, a major department store in Latin America.

What are your hobbies?

Love training in the gym, dancing and walking while listening to music. I am also a sports fan. I love watching team games such as football, soccer, and basketball.

What do you love the most about the club?

What I love about ROMA is the exposure that we can have with different industries. The essence of the club is to be the operations hub for our community, and ROMA embraces this by organizing different types of events.

What is one tip you have for the incoming class?

I would say explore as much as they can. Rotman, ROMA, and the different clubs in our community are made to experience different professional, cultural, and social experiences. All these activities can help each one to build a strong network, which is so important to lead career opportunities, valuable connections, and knowledge exchange.


Albeto Kutsuma

VP Industry Relations

Bachelor in industrial engineering. International background, both personal and professional.

Role before business school: project manager, led initiatives in process optimization, digital marketing and software development.

 What are your hobbies?

Traveling (visited 30+ countries, lived in 4 different continents) , photography enthusiast and sports fan, mainly soccer and baseball.

What do you love the most about the club?

Networking Opportunities: Being a member of an operations club allows you to connect with like-minded individuals, including fellow students, alumni, and industry professionals. Networking within the club can open doors to potential internships, job opportunities, and valuable industry connections.

What is one tip you have for the incoming class?

One tip I have for the incoming class is to be authentic. Embrace your true self, be genuine, and stay true to your values throughout your academic journey and beyond.

Martin Colt

VP Careers

My career journey has been a thrilling ride through the supply chain at CPG companies. I’ve absolutely loved diving into complex operational problems and coming up with strategies to tackle them. Whether leading teams in a big company like Unilever or doing independent consulting for Small and Middle Size companies, it’s all been about making our world faster, greener, and more connected.

What are your hobbies?

While I am away from my MBA studies, I totally enjoy going for long walks through the city. Also, I enjoy traveling. I had an unforgettable experience alone in Europe for three months, exploring 13 countries and 33 cities.

What do you love the most about the club?

Since I arrived in Rotman, ROMA has been like a second family to me. The club gave me the opportunity to access guest speakers and industry events that kept me updated on the latest trends and developments in the operations field. Plus, I got to meet some of the coolest people ever!

What is one tip you have for the incoming class?

To all you incoming students out there, listen up! Embrace the crazy and unknown, seriously. It’s where the magic happens. Take risks, think outside the box, and let your wildest ideas run free. Trust me, you’ll surprise yourself and make the most of your time at Rotman. Let’s rock this place together! Come and join R.O.MA.!🚀

Daniel Sanchez

VP Operations

 I hold a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and have an exciting track record in the banking and CPG industries in Peru. My expertise lies in streamlining processes, leading cost-reduction projects, and enhancing efficiency through the Procurement department.

What are your hobbies?
Cooking and diving into captivating books are my sources of relaxation. I’m also an urban explorer, constantly looking for exciting new cafes and craft beer bars. I’m also into CrossFit and whenever an opportunity arises, I can’t resist the thrill of extreme sports such as snowboarding or hand-gliding.

What do you love the most about the club?

I am thrilled by the club’s dedication to fostering a community of students eager to find their niche in the Canadian market. It brings me great joy to witness how ROMA embraces industry diversity, actively supporting individuals from various backgrounds in their job search and facilitating the expansion of their professional networks.

What is one tip you have for the incoming class?

My top tip for the incoming class would be to embrace the freedom to explore diverse opportunities, even if they differ from your past professional experiences. Take full advantage of the abundant resources Rotman offers to chart your path early on and cultivate a positive mindset that transforms networking into a constructive and mindful experience.

Tumi Tijani

VP Communications

I began my career as a business development executive in the Nigerian e-commerce industry, where I gained valuable experience in identifying growth opportunities and forging partnerships. Later, I transitioned to operations and found my passion in the manufacturing of fashion, contributing to the efficient production of stylish products.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include music production, where I find immense joy in creating and producing captivating tunes. Additionally, I have a love for hearing and learning about the intriguing stories and histories that shape different companies and industries, fueling my curiosity for business.

What do you love the most about the club?

What I cherish the most about ROMA  is the platform it provides for networking and knowledge-sharing in the field of operations management. The opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, discuss industry trends, and learn from experienced individuals is invaluable to my growth as a business manager.

What is one tip you have for the incoming class?

To the incoming class, my top tip would be to embrace your diverse backgrounds and experiences. As a music producer turned operations professional, I’ve come to realize that the unique skills and insights we bring from unconventional paths can be incredibly valuable in the business world. Don’t be afraid to showcase your passions and leverage them to make a positive impact during your time at ROMA and beyond.