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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Giselle De Grandis (C'06)

President – Penn

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.

Geoffrey Gakundi (WG'15)


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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. 


Derek Smith (C'97)

Director of IUCT Relations

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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Paula Kulpa (PennDesign'08)

Director at Large

Paula graduated from Penn's School of Design in 2008 with a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. Paula has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport since 2009 where she has taken on progressively senior roles dealing with heritage conservation, not-for-profit arts organizations, cultural industries, public libraries and government agencies. Most recently she worked in the Deputy Minister's Office where she provided support to senior executive and political level decision makers on the entire culture portfolio. Paula holds of Bachelor of Arts, Honours from Queen's University ('04), where she was a member of the Varsity Women's Rowing Team. An active member of our Board since 2011, she also volunteers with the Penn Alumni Interview Program. 

Andrew Tiffin (WG'16)

Director at Large 

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Toan Nguyen (W'15)


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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 Morgan Stanley Equity Research, Deloitte Research, and State Street, Sun Life and Broadridge Financial in strategy. She is currently Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Broadridge Financial, where she heads strategy for their international investor communications division and serves on the Board of Directors of their joint venture with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to Wharton, Rekha worked at IBM and Goldman Sachs. Rekha lives in North Toronto with her husband, Manish, and their two daughters.

Daniel Yeh (SEAS'99, GEN'03)

Director at Large

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