Hassan Khan

co-founder & chair 

A passionate believer in Canada’s merits and future potential, Hassan is committed to helping to develop our next generation of successful, civic minded, business leaders. Currently, Hassan Khan is the co-founder and CEO of an alternative lender to IP-rich SME's and TodaQ Financial, a mobile financial services marketplace powered by the USD-backstopped Toda Note digital currency. Prior to founding companies and non-profits, Hassan worked at global consulting firm McKinsey & Company,where he served the leadership of emerging market companies and countries, helping them achieve growth in their technology related sectors in over 15 countries and 50 cities. A computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, Hassan excels at fuelling innovation and driving world-class execution.

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Christiane Wherry

Co-founder & Managing Director

A serial entrepreneur and catalyst for social impact, Christiane believes education and empowerment are key solutions to a diverse knowledge-based labour force, which is both a moral and economic imperative that raises the overall level of human capital and labour productivity.  Combining over ten years of industry leadership with community activism both in Canada and globally on issues related to civic engagement, capacity building and support for the underserved, she was a nominee for CBC Champion of Change.  A former economist for the governments of Canada and Ontario, she is currently working on the intersections of IP, technology and Money 2.0.  Academically, she is candidate for a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and received a Master's degree in Economic Policy from the London School of Economics in the U.K.