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 Commercial Director of MCM 2001, a leading Canadian millworker and metalworker. Christian is an avid cyclist. He and his partner Ralph live in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto.

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Daniel Yeh (SEAS'99, GEN'03)

President - Penn

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.

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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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GuangPing Wang-Emery (GLA'05)

Communications Director

GuangPing graduated in 2005 with a Master of Landscape Architecture from PennDesign.  Prior to Penn, she worked at AECOM China as an urban design project manager. After graduating from Penn, GuangPing spent the next 12 years in New York City where she consulted on landscape architecture projects in Asia, North America and Middle East. While in NYC, she was was active at the Penn Club, Harvard Club, Yale Club and Asia Society.  She is a UNESCO competition winner, a LEED Accredited Professional for green buildings, and a Penn Alumni Interviewer with the Secondary School Committee. GuangPing moved to Toronto in 2017.

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Kim Yeung (WG'12)

Wharton MBA Relations Director

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 a Principal at BDC Capital, an investment firm in Toronto where she's focused on growth and venture investing. 

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Andrew Tiffin (WG'16)

Membership Director

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. Previously the Chief of Staff to the head of North America for Uber Eats, he is now the VP of Operations for Clutch.  He loves to play hockey and travel in his spare time.

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Claire Glossop Irani (WG'18)

Social Director

Claire works in the Investor Relations & Fund Development group at Onex.  She was formerly an investment profession on the Onex Partners deal team.  Previously, Claire worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte in Toronto and Dubai.  Claire holds an MBA from Wharton, an MSc. form the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

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Derek Smith (C'97)

Past President

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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