Board of Directors


Rani K. Dhaliwal


Rani is a confident, industrious, results-oriented professional with progressive and diverse set of experiences in finance, administration and business operations within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  She encourages a culture of integrity, respect, and collaboration, and promotes a learning community approach.  Rani consistently strives for excellence through continuous improvement, team building, and motivating team members to peak performance. As Sr. VP of Planning and Corporate Services, & CFO, Rani leads the areas of Strategic Planning Institutional Analysis; Financial Services; Information Technology; Facilities Management and Capital Construction; Public Safety; Risk Management and Campus Services. Her team of leaders provides expert stewardship, valued advice and services in an integrated, transparent and collaborative manner to ensure good governance, enable innovation, and enhance the student experience.


Youssef Youssef, Ph.D



An international entrepreneur with a strategic focus, business vision, and mature professional judgment acquired during a successful business career as founder and leading manager of high-tech companies in Canada and Brazil. His executive experience includes top management responsibilities, market, and product analysis, market strategy, International business administration, and operations. Dr. Youssef is the co-founder and president of the Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses. In 2004, in his native country Brazil, Dr. Youssef was the recipient of the Medal of Honour of the city of Florianópolis, in the state of Santa Catarina, as recognition of his contribution to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the city.

President and CEO

Sergio Frias, MBA


Sergio Frias is a senior executive with 25 years of experience in industries like Aerospace, Tobacco, and Construction, mostly in business related positions, either from the procurement side or the sales side of the business. He had a significant involvement with the marketability of the products of the companies he worked for, such as Bombardier and Embraer. His exposure to C-level executives and high net worth individuals, during the sales process of highly technologically sophisticated products, on the commercial and luxury markets, with global reach, provide him with excellent credentials to support market and product development projects. Sergio is graduated as Civil Engineer, with post graduation in Business Administration and an International Executive MBA.


Pierre Pascal Gendron, Ph.D


Professor Pierre-Pascal Gendron, PhD (Economics) is Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Commerce - International Business, Business School, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, in Toronto, Canada. He received Humber's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013.

Professor Gendron has served in the federal government of Canada, and served as consultant in progressive positions with tax practices of professional services firms in Canada and The Netherlands, and as consultant on fiscal matters for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, Forum of Federations, and C.D. Howe Institute.

He sits on the Expert Roster of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF and has participated in a significant number of tax policy technical assistance missions throughout the world. He also teaches value-added tax yearly as a visiting instructor at the African Tax Institute, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

He has written extensively on public economics, especially in the area of tax policy. His influential book, The VAT in Developing and Transitional Countries received its paperback release by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Professor Gendron is a member of the Advisory Board of the World Journal of VAT/GST Law.


Giuseppe Arpino, MBA, MSc


Giuseppe is a very successful entrepreneur with established businesses in Canada and Brazil. He is an SME advocate and has been an outspoken activist for SMEs to go international. Mr. Arpino has an extensive International Business experience with an in-depth understanding of business multiculturalism and fluency in Portuguese, Italian, English and French and holds an MBA in finance from The University of Rochester, USA. 



Paul Griffin Ph.D.


on the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Ethics Advisory Board and also as Chair of the Education Committee and Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs).  He also serves as Chair of the Board of Regents of the Retirement Planning Institute.  Although now the Associate Dean of The Business School at Humber College, in his previous role as a Professor, Paul taught finance, risk management (insurance), accounting, marketing, and securities.  Prior to joining Humber, he was a National Director at ING Canada (now Intact Insurance).  In addition, Paul runs a successful consulting business and also continues to write for practitioner-targeted publications.




Antonio Misaka, MSc.



Antonio has experience in gathering business requirements and ensuring that the software platform operates with current and emerging technologies. Antonio's research work at the TIM program, Carleton University, is related to Software Product Line focusing on a multidimensional approach. The goal is to create a Requirements Analysis technique for configurable architecture platforms. Applying a Requirements Analysis Process based on User Requirements Notation (URN). Evaluating how Goal-oriented Requirement Language (GRL) and Use Case Maps (UCM) can be applied to uncover software configuration in the early stage of requirement analysis.

Currently, Antonio is deploying successfully a private cloud system for  He made upgrades from Essex to Havana (OpenStack). This private cloud platform is under performance test now, and new applications are being installed and customized.


Edson Fariello, MBA


Edson is a Sales & Marketing Executive with over 15 years of B2B and B2C experience in Canada, Brazil, U.S.A., and Europe in a variety of industries, including chemicals, building materials, printing and consumer packaged goods. With a passion for developing new businesses and launching new products, Edson has led sales and marketing teams that penetrated mature markets, created brand new product categories in highly competitive industries and developed over 1,000 new dealers in less than 2 years. Edson holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Chemical) from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.


Nedal Ismail MBA


Ned is an experienced executive with a diverse mix of diplomatic, public and private sector experience in varied North American and international environments. Extensive senior corporate strategy and leadership experiences. Led capital projects with a pre-feasibility value in excess of US$600 million, including business parks, logistic and border service operations, manufacturing, and large-scale industrial, residential and commercial developments. Amongst Ned's responsibilities were P&L, strategic planning, international expansion, compliance and board-level reporting. Served on the Board of five public companies (two listed on the stock exchange) and several not-for-profits. Ned holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.


Ramesh Saxena, PhD


Dr. Ramesh Saxena has a solid industry experience holding executive positions in the area of accounting and finance with major corporations in Toronto, Canada. As major accomplishments, he has helped these corporations in terms of revenue growth, cost reduction, operational efficiency through change management, and business processes improvement. He has also developed and conducted Corporate Training Programs in Financial Management for technical and non-finance managers." Dr. Ramesh Saxena is also an educator, scholar, consultant and business professional for more than 35 years. He is currently a full-time professor of accounting and finance in the School of Business at Humber College. His previous academic experience includes teaching economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Delhi, India for 20 years. In terms of research, he is particularly interested in IMF Conditionality and Global Trade issues especially in International Trade, Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade in Services. Dr. Saxena has also prepared reports for India several reports such as a report for UNCTAD on the Role of Service in Development, and a special report that served as the basis for India’s negotiations with the World Trade Organization.


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