400+

alumni community members

5

Strategic Board Members

4

Executive Committee Members

10

Volunteers and Mentors

Three-Tier Structure

Nustian Canada’s organizational structure has three tiers as follows:

1- Strategic Board of Directors

2- Executive Committee

3- Volunteer Pool

1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

responsible FOR :

– strategic direction to the executive committee

– establish partnerships & MOU(s) with other orgs, 

– registration of non-profit and its Tax return

Ahsaan Rizvi

Founding board member, gen. sect. and volunteer

ahsaan.rizvi@nustian.ca

bod ahsaan
Professional
TIme Management 93%
CASUAL
Meeting Facilitation Swag Overload 100%
  • Data Scientist
  • Mississauga
  • Military College of Signals 2010 (TCC-18) | Duke, M.Eng (Data science)
  • Design thinking, technology ventures
  • Founded Design for Pakistan to promote design thinking.
  • Serves as board member on several non-profits in Canada

Kiran Ali

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER and volunteer

kiran.ali@nustian.ca

bod kiran
PROFESSIONAL
Academia & Geek 88%
CASUAL
Political Correctness 97.5%
  • Technical and Research consultant
    Hamilton
  • CEME, EE 2009 (DE – 27) | McMaster M.Sc. & PhD (2021)
  • Passionate about machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Hobbies include curling up with a good book and experimenting with different flavour and blends of coffee

Saif ul Haq

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER, Acting president and VOLUNTEER

saif.ulhaq@nustian.ca

bod saif
PROFESSIONAL
Community Building & Social Glue 92%
CASUAL
Allergy from political drama 75%
  • IT Program Manager / Agile Coach
  • Mississauga, ON
  • B.Sc. CEME-2011 (29-CE) | M.Sc. SEECS Comp Sci 2013 | M.Eng McMaster Uni (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) 2015
  • Co-founder & President, CEME-NUST Volunteers Club (NVC) 2010
  • Passion: Community building, formulating self-organizing teams, Improving communication skills & EQ, creating a culture of trust & safety in orgs., networking
  • Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Hiking, Photography and playing sports. I love nature and to travel.
  • OCPD for organizing & managing uncertainty/people/events/projects.

Sami Syed

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER

syed.sami@nustian.ca

bod sami
PROFESSIONAL
Entrepreneurship 90%
CASUAL
Coffee Addiction, Hunting, Travel 99%
  • CEO @ SMSAMI Inc.
  • Milton, Ontario
  • B.Sc. CEME (29-EE) / Uni of Windsor 2007-2011
  • Consulting startups and mentoring them regarding lean methodologies.
  • Consulting with corporations and Pakistani government regarding incubation and how to foster growth in the IT sector.
  • Mainly works in the aviation, logistics, legal and tax spaces.
  • Hobbies include hunting, fishing, rebuilding aircrafts, cooking, camping and hiking.

Uzair Sukhera

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER

uzair.sukhera@nustian.ca

bod uzair
PROFESSIONAL
User Experience Designs 90%
Casual
Ludo Star 33%
  • Director Design & Innovation, mobilelive
    Toronto
  • B.Sc. CEME, EE 2009 (DE – 27) | Cornell, M. Eng (Systems Engineering)
  • Volunteering for NUST Alumni Association for past 11 years now and have worked in several roles
  • Leads NUST Alumni Entrepreneurs Network and like mentoring youngsters
  • Hobbies include listening to economics podcasts and traveling

2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and covers three broad areas:

Arslan Ahmed​

DIRECTOR – MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

arslan.m.ahmed@nustian.ca

ec arslan
PROFESSIONAL
Community Building 90%
CASUAL​
Social Events 75%
  • Data Scientist at IBM Canada
  • Markham, ON
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering SEECS 2012-2016 (BEE-4)
  • Passionate about helping organizations monetize their data, and mentoring aspiring data scientists
  • Interests: Tennis, Cooking, Hiking

Ferzia Ferdousi

DIRECTOR – Event management

ferzia.firdousi@nustian.ca

ec ferzia
PROFESSIONAL
Goal Oriented 82.5%
CASUAL​
Managing like a Boss 97.5%
  • Trade & Regulatory Business Analyst
  • Etobicoke, ON
  • B.E. Electrical Engineering CEME 2012 | M.Sc Electrical Engineering CEME 2016
  • Passionate about ToastMasters and Data Science
  • Interests: Road-tripping, reading about everything, and running

Sara Farrukh

DIRECTOR – Media & Communication

sara.farrukh@nustian.ca

ec sara
PROFESSIONAL
Eye for Design 85%
CASUAL​
Google Local Guide 75%
  • Data Scientist, Telus
  • Scarborough, ON
  • BE-TE-48, MCS, NUST
  • Really passionate about having more girls in STEM fields
  • Volunteer with Pwic Toronto Chapter and Telus`s Girls in STEM program
  • Really love to leave reviews on google; Level 6 Local Guide who was selected to attend Connect Live

Usama Shahid

DIRECTOR – Executive Operations

usama.shahid@nustian.ca

ec usama
PROFESSIONAL
Entrepreneurship and Marketing 95%
CASUAL​
Honesty of Advice 80%
  • Product Owner
  • Oakville, ON
  • SEECS BICSE-5 2011
  • Working as a Product Manager in a healthcare technology company in Toronto
  • Passionate about tech startups & entrepreneurship in general
  • Loves spending most of non-work time with his 2 daughters
volunteer imad
volunteer ahsan
volunteer hassan
volunteer shuja
volunteer jawad

The rockstars

3. VOLUNTEERS

Imad Siraj

Membership and Registration

Raza Baqir

Media

Ali Jaferi

Media

Malik Jahanzaib

Sports and Adventure

Ahsan Rehman

Alumni Chapter Growth

and 

Ways of Working

Shuja Munir

Events

Usman Javed

Misc.

Shahzad Bashir

Misc.

M Haseeb Javed

Misc.

S Hassan Abbas

Misc.

Jawad Haider

Misc.

and more to join...

Misc.

Interested in joining the team?

send an email to info@nustian.ca

(automated application form coming soon…)