Tim Field, the Advisor to the MBA Case Competition Program, joined Concordia University in 2000. Currently he is teaching in the Management Department in the areas of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics in the MBA, EMBA and undergraduate programs. In addition, to his teaching, he is a Partner at KOMAND Consulting (komand.ca). His industry experience includes, ten years in the Aerospace industry, five years as an entrepreneur in both the automotive and marketing fields and currently as a management consultant having provided services to the Retail, Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Manufacturing, IT and Brewing industries.
Marie-Pier is known for being passionate about case competitions. After participating in ICOP her first semester, she was immediately drawn to the competitive atmosphere and going on to win 1st place at The Stéphan Crétier foundation case competition. Marie-Pier got her first exposure to business by helping her parents open and run their coffee shop on the south shore of Montreal. Being stimulated by challenges, surpassing oneself and helping other people, she decided to enter medical school at the age of 18. However, her passion for business and her roots in management caught up with her. After a deep professional and cultural exchange abroad, she decided to leave medicine behind and pursue a career in business. Marie-Pier holds a BSc in Health Sciences and has worked in an artificial intelligence startup before joining the Innovation Office of the Quebec Ministry of Health. Above all, she is dedicated to the greater good of others. As President of the Case Competition Committee, she looks forward to encouraging her colleagues to pursue the case competition opportunity and reach their full potential.
A marketing and branding enthusiast, Hirak holds a Bachelors’ degree in Instrumentation Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. Having worked extensively in media marketing, Hirak joined the JMSB MBA program with the goal of developing a truly strategic outlook. A keen advocate of experiential learning, he was immediately drawn to the intensity and excitement of case competitions, securing 1st place at ICOP and 3rd place at Concours KGP, UQAM. He takes an active interest in solving business challenges revolving around society, community and environmental impact that will enable students to leave behind a positive global footprint. As VP Marketing, he intends to exponentially increase the Committee’s reach and develop meaningful engagement with the student community, fostering and furthering the success of case competition culture at JMSB.
Roshini is currently pursuing her CFA charter at CFA Institute. With a background in Engineering and a career in Consulting and Financial services, her competencies are diverse. She has over five years of experience as a Senior Consultant with Big four consulting firms such as Deloitte and KPMG and has been exposed to case cracking in her early career. She is also an active member of the leadership at the Management Consulting Concordia (MCC) and John Molson Graduate Investment Society (JMGIC) in addition to her contribution to the MBA Case Competition Committee (MBACCC). She strongly believes in making a positive difference through her role as VP- Finance and Analytics by maintaining the financial excellence of the Committee and provide quantitative analytical insights on the career developments that students have from their engagement in case competitions. She is an advocate of the personal and professional impact that case competitions have on students and is looking forward to engaging the student body in opportunities that would transform their learning in a multitude of ways.
Aarya was hooked onto case cracking from her very first bootcamp at the beginning of MBA life. A proponent of experiential learning, she found that case competitions helped her bring theoretical concepts together, thereby converting knowledge to skill. Participating in the ICOP, KGP, and GARDA case competitions, and her exposure to the interdisciplinary thinking and competitive environment of the JMSB ICC, reinforced her interest in being a member of the Committee. A B.Com graduate with a major in Finance, Aarya brings in a varied experience of number-crunching, project management, and consulting. Commencing her career as a financial services auditor, Aarya later transitioned to Advertising to work with major CPG brands. She aims to continue representing JMSB at external case competitions. As VP Communications, Aarya intends to further the case competition culture within the MBA program. By providing a platform for personal and professional growth for her peers, she hopes that they too can attain an enriching and holistic experience by engaging with the CCC.
Debajyoti holds a degree in engineering, with four years of work experience in Deloitte’s technology consulting division. Debajyoti joined the JMSB MBA program in September 2020 to further develop his sense for business management and pursue his passion for creating real-world solutions for business problems. Debajyoti enjoys applying an analytic filter for problem-solving and believes in effective communication that fosters seamless teamwork. To put these ideas into practice during his MBA, he has participated in several case competitions including the ICOP and Stéphan Crétier foundation case competitions at Concordia University. These experiences made him realize that case competitions offer an invaluable opportunity for management students to put theory into practice and develop the skillsets crucial for their future roles as business leaders. This year, Debajyoti is serving as VP Logistics of the JSMB CCC in order to help MBA students like himself access the benefits of participating in case competitions at home and abroad.
Coming from a science background (BSc. Kinesiology), case competitions was unventured ground for Anusan. After taking part in his first case competition last Fall, Anusan was immediately hooked, participating in part in various case competitions including ICOP and Garda. Anusan was also selected to participate in KPMG’s Ideation challenge and won 1st place at the regional level advancing to the National level. The rush of thinking strategically and creatively under pressure to crack cases kept Anusan looking for more. Wanting to pass on the same experience , Anusan took on the role of VP Internal for the MBA Case Competition Committee. With a focus on expanding the reach of the case competition experience, he aims to bring new initiatives to life. Despite the uncertain times, Anusan wants to assure that the case competition experience will be an engaging and enriching one for the MBA students of JMSB.