Board of Directors

Christian Kellett (WG'09)

President - Wharton

Christian graduated with an MBA and MA from the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute in 2009. While there, he was the captain of the men’s crew team and a co-president of Out4Biz. Prior to Wharton, Christian spent seven years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving on ships in Japan and then in Belgium as a NATO exchange officer. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Rochester. He is currently the General Manager of Decoustics, a manufacturer of custom acoustical wall and ceilings that is part of Saint-Gobain S.A. of France. Christian is an avid cyclist. He and his partner Ralph live in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto.

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Derek Smith (C'97)

President - Penn

As our IUCT Relations Director, Derek expands our ties to alumni from the other schools in the International University Clubs in Toronto. Derek founded Canadians at Penn, the university-wide undergraduate club, in 1995. He received his BA in 1997, then came home for law and graduate school. He has been a Bay Street lawyer for over a decade, and currently is senior counsel for TD Asset Management.

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Geoffrey Gakundi (WG'15)

Treasurer

Geoffrey graduated in 2015 with an MBA from the Wharton School. While there he was actively involved in the Wharton African Students Association and the Wharton African American MBA association.  After graduation, he lived in Philadelphia and worked at Blackrock, before moving to Toronto. He currently works in the real estate sector in Toronto at Tricon Capital Group, a real estate asset management firm focused on the residential real estate sector in North America.

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Kim Yeung (WG'12)

Director of Wharton MBA Relations

As Director of Wharton MBA Relations, Kim acts as a touch-point between incoming Wharton MBA candidates as well as recent graduates and the alumni community in Toronto. Kim completed her MBA at Wharton in 2012 and is currently at Kensington Capital Partners, an investment firm in Toronto where she's focused on growth and venture investing. 


Andrew Tiffin (WG'16)

Director at Large 

Andrew graduated with an MBA from the Wharton School in 2016. While there, he was Prime Minister of the Canada Club, which grew to 192 members (only 22 Canadians!) and was voted 'Best Club on Campus' (because of the parties). Prior to Wharton, Andrew spent four years as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte and his undergraduate degree is from Queen's University. He is currently the Chief of Staff to the head of North America for Uber Eats and loves to play hockey and travel in his spare time.


Rekha Sampath (WG'02)

Director of Membership

Rekha is the Director of Membership for the Penn Wharton Alumni Club of Toronto. Rekha completed her MBA at Wharton in 2002, and has since worked at a number of organizations, including Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Sun Life, Broadridge Financial and Scotiabank. She is currently Managing Director of Enterprise Initiatives, Infrastructure and Innovation at BMO Financial Group. Prior to Wharton, Rekha worked at IBM and Goldman Sachs. Rekha lives in Toronto with her husband, Manish, and their two daughters.


Daniel Yeh (SEAS'99, GEN'03)

Director at Large

Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Penn in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Economics & Mathematics and later his graduate degree (Masters) in Telecom engineering also from Penn.  His background includes managing systems implementations and leading consulting engagements at telecom, cable companies in North America.  Areas of expertise also involve supply chain consulting to the semiconductor /hi-tech manufacturing sector, internal business strategy & real estate development.


Giselle De Grandis (C'06)

Past President

Giselle is the President of the Penn side of the club.

Giselle graduated in 2006 with a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences. At Penn, Giselle was involved with the Kite and Key Society and the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. She also worked as an editorial assistant at the Penn Press and as a research assistant at the School of Medicine while a student. After graduation, she lived in the Netherlands for several years, completing a master's degree in public policy and working for the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy. Currently Giselle is a senior business advisor with the Ontario government in a role related to energy and environmental policy and programs. Giselle is a Penn Alumni Interviewer through the Secondary School Committee.