Here is the 2015-2016 executive team! Check out the executives' diverse skillsets which are key to ensure a successful TEDx Concordia event, and check out the execs' favorite TED topics!


Hussain Shorish

I’m a 4th year undergraduate in political science and journalism. My interests are political journalism and international relations, particularly foreign policy. After graduation, I have my sights on grad school and working as a political analyst for a media organization. I was the previous VP-Finance for the Political Science Student Association and I currently blog for a non-profit, BeyondViolence. As the president of TEDxConcordia, I acknowledge the importance of the opportunities that TEDx brings to the community. This year’s edition will be nothing less than special as we are going beyond our limits to give you the TED-like experience.

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I am a highly dedicated and involved International Business student from John Molson School of Business. I always strive to improve myself, accept new challenges and generate value for my community. I like to connect people and create opportunities. TEDxConcordia2016 will deliver a memorable and personalized experience for each participant (speakers, audiance, sponsors, staff). Being smaller in size, it will offer an environment and structured program that fosters more interaction; so that everyone being part of it will contribute to the success of the event.

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Alan Mathieu
Director of Content and Program


Ahmed Ayaz
Director of Finance

Being highly driven by a challenging environment, I fuel my thirst for punctuality and an extraordinary level of detail by availing any opportunity that presents itself. Being a 2nd year, undergraduate student of Accounting, I intend to pursue a graduate program in the future. Being part of the TEDx Concordia executive team allows me to network with professionals from various industries around Montreal and develop the skills necessary for everyday success. My teammates give me a chance to collaborate with like-minded individuals in order to tackle hurdles as a group.

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I am currently studying International Business in the Co-op program at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business with a minor in Political Science. I like to learn new things, meet new people, and share ideas, which is why I joined the TEDxConcordia executive team.


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Fatima Halimi
Director of Logistics


Sarah Maier
Director of Marketing and Communications

As far as I can remember, I have always had a passion for designing and creating, without knowing exactly what it was that I liked. Today, in my third year in Design, I have positioned myself as a designer On my spare time, I am working on an educational resource website for children and teachers. I love graphic and web design, branding, 2D and 3D installations and marketing solutions. Working on TEDx is a chance to push myself to experience new challenges. I want to help spread TED's values to a broader audience.
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I am currently studying Finance at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. I decided to join TEDxConcordia because it is a way to challenge myself while doing something that I am passionate about. After discovering TED talks, I admired their ability to spread fascinating ideas to so many people, and I can’t wait to do the same for our school. I hope that our TEDx event will give Concordia students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and look at ideas from new perspectives. This is why I believe that our theme of “Looking Beyond” will create talks that are powerful and groundbreaking.

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Chloe ArdelianAssociate Director of Content and Program

Hayan Abou Fakher
Associate Director of Finance

A self-motivated and ambitious individual currently studying Finance at the John Molson School of Business. I always search for new ways to learn and acquire knowledge in every field possible. My never ending goal is to make a difference in this world, which is why I joined TEDx Concordia, knowing that it is the perfect place to spread unique ideas.

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I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resources Management at the John Molson School of Business for my second year. I am an international student from France; I decided to come to Montréal to challenge myself, get out of my comfort zone and meet new people, which are things that I gladly find in being involved at TEDxConcordia.

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Nathalie Rosochowicz
Associate Director of Logistics

Caroline Houle
Associate Director of Marketing
and Communications

I am currently studying Marketing in the Co-op program at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. I have a constant thirst for knowledge and am passionate about spreading unique ideas within the community, which makes me incredibly thrilled to be a part of TEDx Concordia.

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