Across the globe, Deloitte alumni have exciting stories to share as they continue to make an impact that matters. Through video and written profiles, we applaud their accomplishments.
Julia Kassam’s career has been driven by equal parts passion and tenacity, traits that have driven her success since working in Deloitte’s Consulting practice. She is now the Head of Listings at Aequitas NEO Exchange, Canada’s new stock exchange, where she works to build relationships with potential issuers and expand the NEO Exchange’s reach into the investment community.
From an auditor in Deloitte Christchurch to CEO of the world’s largest publicly listed independent group of mining technical experts, this is one alumni at the top of his game. And while many at his level employ a cut-throat attitude, this man is full of generousity and gratitude both for his time at Deloitte and the position he currently holds.
Deborah Starkman is happy to have found a place where she can be herself at work. “I have a big personality,” she laughs. Today she is the CFO of GMP Capital Inc., one of Canada’s leading independent investment dealers, a role she thinks suits her, noting “you can’t be a wallflower in this industry.”
When alumnus Don Wilks left his role as Deloitte’s National Director of Business Insurance Consulting, his plan was to travel the world. But spending time with a Nepalese college student, during a hike to Mt. Everest’s base camp, led him to pursue another passion – building primary and secondary schools in remote areas of Nepal.
“I’m not successful,” Sam Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Samina Capital, says. “Yet.” It may seem like an odd statement from the 30-year-old leader but it sums up his ambitions. Despite owning his own financial services consulting firm and serving as the CFO of six junior mining companies, Sam nevertheless feels he still hasn’t quite made it.