Schulich Celebrates Supply Chain Alumni with New Alumni Chapter
Schulich recently announced the launch of the new Supply Chain Alumni Association (SSCAA) at an alumni networking event. The event included a morning of industry panel sessions which featured perspectives from Schulich alumni in senior supply chain management roles.
Panelists for the event included: Raman Boparai (IMBA ’05), Director, Multimodal Optimization & Innovation, CN; Refah Sheikh G. Ghari (MSCM ’21), Supply Chain Specialist, Boston Scientific; Rafael Franco (MBA ’05/ MSCM ’20), Director, Supply Chain, Thermo Fisher Scientific; David Markwell (MBA ’07), Chief Technology and Analytics Officer, Loblaw; and Carolina Pimentel (BBA ’18, MBA Candidate), Growth Marketing Manager, Walmart Canada. The sessions were moderated by Parthiban Dhakshnamurthy (MSCM ’21), Strategic Sourcing Manager, OECM and David A. Johnston, Research Chair and Director, George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains.
“One of our key strategic priorities at Schulich is enhancing alumni engagement by creating industry-focused alumni chapters like this and by providing more activities and events,” said Schulich Dean Detlev Zwick. “We hope these events will deepen industry connections for current students and alumni and help to expand their networks.”
The new association is an initiative of alumni volunteers working with the George Weston Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains and the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement. The association aims to build a community of Schulich alumni interested in supply chain management to provide networking, experiential learning, and career development activities.
“To meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s supply chains, working professionals will need strong communities of practice to provide industry knowledge, career prospects and personal support,” said George Weston Ltd. Centre Director David Johnston. “The George Weston Ltd. Centre is pleased to support that need with research and education.”
The SSCAA invites members of the Schulich community to get involved. There is no cost to become a member and benefits include expanding your professional network, participating in social and networking events, and staying engaged with Schulich’s research, education, and outreach efforts related to supply chain management. To sign up for a free SSCAA membership, visit this page.