The PDCI Team






Dr. Katty Bidad

Managing Director of North Star Success Inc.

Dr. Shahab Anari

Best-Selling Author and Professional Speaker on Personal Branding

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Marjan Alavi, Assistant Professor, McMaster University
  • Nasrin Alavi, Research Associate, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
  • Mara Aalipour, MBA
    Certified Results Coach, 
    Founder of the WINpreneur Coaching & Training
  • Neda Azarmipour, Founder and CEO of Skychain 
  • Dr Maryam Davoudpour, Professor at Humber College and Chair of Women in Engineering and Secretary of IEEE, Toronto Section
  • Gelanaz Hemati, Managing director of GELANAZ & ASSOCIATES INC
  • Ehsan Nikzad, Medical Instructor
  • Kamyab Parsa, Founder and President at Canadian Student Relief Charity
  • Negar Shavandi, President at the Iranian Students Association at York University

Art Director

Arsia Soroushfar

Founder of SmartShot

Master of Ceremony

Roger Caesar

Award-Winning Professional Speaker

Board of Advisors

Peter Paul

Manager of Immigrant Programs and Services at Humber College

Dr. Reza Parsanejad

Entrepreneur, President of SIPQ in Montreal

Mahboob Bolandi

Entrepreneur, Founder of Karafarin Entrepreneurship Network

This is a WIN-WIN-WIN

A win for new immigrants who learn and network. A win for the successful immigrants and sponsors who give back to their community. A win for the country that benefits as a whole.


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