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2021 FAPA Board Members

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Iman Kara, Chairperson

Iman graduated from the Schulich School of Business and held a role at PwC Canada, where she obtained her CPA, CA designation while working in the assurance practice, specializing in real estate. She continued her career development in the real estate industry at Allied Properties REIT, overseeing financial reporting, compliance, and strategic planning components and expanded her role during her three years to Senior Manager. She recently transitioned to Asset Management at Brookfield, where she is currently employed.

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Zahra Hasmani, Secretary & Treasurer

Zahra holds an undergraduate degree in Honors of Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance from the University of Guelph. She previously held a role at TD Wealth Management in Mutual Funds Tax and is currently employed at CIBC Mellon as a Senior Fund Accountant.

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Alisha Hudani, Young Professionals Portfolio

Alisha currently works in the Internal Audit department at Scotiabank as a Manager of Conduct & Risk Culture Audit. She has led numerous audits and supported the development of the group audit plan & strategy. Prior to this, she worked in the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services group at KPMG where she earned her CPA designation. Alisha has a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

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Sania Lalani, Design & Data 

Sania is currently a Senior Financial Analyst in the FP&A department at Ratehub.ca. She was previously an Assistant Manager within the Real Estate Public Audit practice at Deloitte, where she earned her CPA designation. Sania graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018 with a Bachelor in Business Administration. 

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Sarmad Jaffer, Calgary Board Representative

Sarmad holds an MBA from Cornell University and is a CFA charterholder. He currently holds a role in the Transfer Pricing & Complex Financial Instruments Pricing group at Grant Thorntorn. Prior to this Sarmad held several roles, including a consulting role at TD in Credit Underwriting and a Transfer Pricing role at PwC as a Senior Associate.

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Zain Nathoo, Vice Chairperson

Zain holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a BBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business. He recently joined his families Real Estate business after spending 7 years working in Private Equity (Greybrook Realty Partners), Real Estate Finance (Royal Bank of Canada) and Capital Markets (Dundee Capital Markets).

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Munir Makani, Experienced Finance Professionals Portfolio 

Munir holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is a CFA Charterholder, a licensed CA and a FCCA. Munir currently works as a commercial banker with RBC, where he serves over 75 clients in the healthcare sector across the GTA.

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Shaamikh Virani, Students Portfolio

Shaamikh is currently completing his Masters of Accounting at the University of Waterloo, were he also completed his undergraduate studies in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) Program. Shaamikh completed all of his co-op terms at KPMG, within their audit practice and has joined the group on a full time basis. He is a CPA candidate and has successfully completed his CFE.

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Leila Keshavjee, Entrepreneuship Portfolio

Leila graduated from the University of Toronto’s Kinesiology program in 2016. Shortly after graduating, she founded her start-up, Happy Pops, a company which creates all natural ice pops. Leila made an appearance on CBC’s Dragons Den Season 13 with Happy Pops, where she successfully secured funding for her business.

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Shezal Lalani, Past Chairperson

Shezal is an Accounting professional who works in the finance function at Kira Systems. She supports different facets of the function including financial reporting, planning & budgeting, and finance operations. Prior to joining Kira Systems, Shezal worked within the Consumer Industrial Markets Audit Practice at KPMG where she earned her CPA, CA designation. Shezal holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.