Chris Kwon

International Trade / Transportation and Logistics | Director of FNG Canada
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Chris is a polished management professional who has gained hands-on experience in international trades, supply chain, and manufacturing in Canada, Vietnam, and the United States of America. His energy, leadership, and dedication have proved making the impossible possible. As a Director of FNG Canada, Chris focuses on OEM production for fashion apparel and flexible packaging.

Prior to launching FNG, Chris led a team of 30 sales associates utilizing his affectionate coaching skills to set the top sales record in Canada for Nestle Nespresso. Aside from FNG, Chris also serves as the Vice President of World-OKTA Next Generation Chapter in Vancouver.


Ellie Kang

Real Estate and Construction | Ex-Estimator, Current PQS & Realtor at RE/MAX
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Ellie has a lot of passions and entrepreneurial spirit since she moved from Korea with her family. In 2006 she studied Architectural Building Engineering at BCIT. Shortly after her graduation, she started working at one of the biggest Design-Build companies in Western Canada, Omicron, as an estimator. That's when she met and learned through engineers from various disciplines, architects, government/municipality officers, multiple retail entities, subcontractors and developers. Writing good contract in detail, having good relationships with people and happy negotiation were her three successful keys. She then decided to continue her studying, Construction Management, while continuing her career journey. She also volunteered for VANOC at the same time as a communication crew. She worked at one of top leading General Contractors (GC) and spent her 2.5 years for Surrey Works Yard project in Surrey, B.C. from pre-construction to post-construction and went onto work at Icon West, a sister company of prominent and luxury developer, Westbank with projects ranging from $50 to $300M. She pursued her Professional Quantity Surveyor title from Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyor and recently transitioned as full time as a realtor since 2016. In her free time she loves golfing, swimming, traveling, hiking, and painting.

 


David Sim

Legal / Law | Crown Counsel at BC Prosecution Service

David has been a criminal prosecutor with the Provincial Crown Counsel office in Vancouver, BC. for the past 15 years. Born in Vancouver, BC he received his BA from the University of Alberta in Political Science. Following a term in the KLA program at Yonsei University he returned to the University of Alberta, receiving his LLB from the Faculty of Law. A prosecutor, David conducts criminal prosecutions involving various offences of the Criminal Code of Canada.


Hannah Flostrand

Education | Career Educator at Langara College
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With over 12 years of experience in the post-secondary milieu having worked with 500+ students yearly, Hannah puzzles over career development (with students) and job development (with employers) and finding complementary intersections between the two. As a current career educator at Langara College and formerly an academic advisor at SFU's Beedie School of Business, Hannah has and continues to create spaces for students explore their potential and curiosity.

What fascinates you?

 


Ellen Hong

Legal / Law | Lawyer at Mackoff Mohamed
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Ellen is an experienced litigator who regularly appears before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court, the Surface Rights Board, and in mediations and direct negotiations. She assists clients in matters involving estate litigation, insurance defence, personal injury, appeals, and various tort claims.

Ellen was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2010. Ellen earned her law degree from the University of Alberta in 2009. During law school, she served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Alberta Law Review. She also holds a B.A. Joint Honours degree in linguistics and anthropology from McGill University.

When not practicing law, she enjoys whitewater canoeing, gardening and spending time with her family. She also serves as a director of C3 Korean-Canadian Society.

 


Yohan Lee

Government / Politics | Real Estate Appraiser at BC Assessment Authority
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Yohan Lee is an accredited Real Estate Appraiser at BC Assessment Authority, a provincial Crown corporation producing annual property assessments for all property owners in BC. He is responsible for overseeing the valuation of various IC&I properties including retail, office, warehouse, parking, hotel, institutional, and special use properties. His work includes valuation of properties in the Robson/Gastown/Yaletown/Chinatown Shopping Districts, Olympic Village, Woodward’s Building, University Market Place at UBC, and Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. Since 2008, he has successfully defended assessed value in excess of $4.5 billion on properties in Vancouver.

Born in Korea and raised in Vancouver, he received the Bachelor of Business in Real Estate degree from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, specializing in real estate appraisal, assessment, development, and management. He currently holds the AACI, P.App, and LEED GA designations, as well as seven real estate-related certificates.

 


Tenzin Khangsar

Finance | Managing Partner at Snowlion Ventures
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Tenzin has a unique tri-sector profile of leadership in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. He is founder of Snowlion Ventures - an executive advisory practice helping leaders worldwide to achieve holistic success as professionals, corporations and human beings. His notable work includes being senior-most political advisor to the Minister of Industry in reviewing foreign investments into Canada, to the President of the Treasury Board in reviewing spending, regulations, IT and human resources across the Government of Canada and to the Prime Minister and Minister of Immigration in developing and implementing strategic policy and communications plans for the government's engagement with multicultural communities. He had the honour of organizing four visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Canada. Tenzin also co-founded a software company that raised more than $12 M in venture capital, had 60 employees and secured world's leading TV and telecom companies as partners.

 


Debby Lee

Education | Tier 1 Team Leader and Training Coordinator at SET-BC
Sam_Lee.jpg Debby is a Tier 1 Team Leader and Training Coordinator working for SET-BC, a Ministry of Education provincial resource program established to assist BC school districts in utilizing technology with students whose access to the curriculum is restricted. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education and began her career as a secondary school Math teacher in 2008. She joined SET-BC after she obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from UBC in 2013. As a consultant at SET-BC, she constantly incorporates new and innovative ways to utilize technology in the classroom to support the diverse needs of students, including ways to integrate technology with best practices in education. Providing an incredible, thriving and inclusive learning environment for all learners with the help of technology is what she is thrilled to be part of.

 


Sam Lee

Sales | Director of Business Development at BMC Networks
Sam_Lee.jpg Sam has extensive experience in bringing results and delivering complex revenue cycles. He has achieved consistent success in serving diverse client types, ranging anywhere from small local shops to Fortune 500 companies. As a technology-and marketing-savvy growth executive, he is always eager not only to absorb new knowledge, but also to exhibit it in practical situations. He is highly self-motivated and enjoys working with synergistic teams. He believes that a client's success is his own success, and he surpasses expectations on every front—excellent sales, uncompromising work ethic, and infectiously fun energy.

 


Frank Jang

Law Enforcement | Media Spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
Frank_Jang.jpg Frank is the media spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), the largest homicide investigative agency in Canada. Frank is responsible for the development, promotion and protection of the reputation, brand and profile of IHIT with key audiences, both internally and externally, through the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy. Outside of IHIT, Frank serves on the board of directors for the Police Victim Services of BC (PVSBC) and advisory committees of non-profits. Prior to his current role as the “Face of IHIT”, Frank was an IHIT homicide detective for 5 years. Frank has been a police officer for 14 years. Before joining the RCMP in 2003, Frank obtained his B.A. from UBC.

 

 

 



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