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Meet Team YPN

YPN Founding Sponsor / YPN Presenting Partner

2023/2024 YPN Committee

Featuring the members of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee. As esteemed leaders from diverse industries, they play a pivotal role in shaping the direction and impact of YPN. 

Our Operational Approach

YPN, an integral part of the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT), operates with the support of TRBOT’s members, partners, and guided by:

  • A passionate YPN Committee comprising leaders from various industries. Our unwavering commitment is to support and uplift young professionals in their professional growth and networking endeavours.
  • YPN’s four working groups — Events, Membership, Sponsorship, and Marketing — collaborate to consistently enhance the network’s offerings and foster strategic partnerships.

Meet The Committee

Meet the members of the YPN Committee, a dynamic group of industry leaders driving the success of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) and empowering the next generation of professionals.

  • Jordan Mowbray, Chair of YPN Committee

    Jordan Mowbray, Chair of YPN Committee

    Regional Enablement Coach, Private Banking


    Meet Jordan Mowbray, an esteemed professional and the Regional Enablement Coach, Private Banking, at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). With over a decade of successful experience in Canadian banking, Jordan recently ascended into this new role working as a strategic advisor to Canada’s largest private banking business. Prior to this, he was a Regional Manager, leading a large team of Relationship Managers that collaborated closely with business owners across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), offering a spectrum of financial solutions ranging from lending products to deposit strategies.

    A passionate advocate for young professionals, Jordan joined the Young Professionals Network (YPN) nearly two years ago and now feels privileged to serve as the 'Chair' for the upcoming term. In his leadership role at RBC, Jordan's goal is to support, empower, and advocate for the growth and success of young professionals across the region. He is always available to connect, provide advice, and leverage his extensive network and experience to benefit the YPN community.

    On a personal note, Jordan embraces an active lifestyle and is an avid golfer. He finds joy in all things sports and film, appreciating their ability to inspire and entertain. Jordan and his spouse share a passion for exploration, making them avid global travelers, always seeking new experiences and cultural perspectives.

    Connect with Jordan Mowbray to tap into his expertise, seek guidance, or explore collaborative opportunities. His commitment to the success of young professionals and his extensive professional network make him an invaluable resource within the YPN community.

  • Andrew Leung, YPN Sponsorship Lead

    Andrew Leung, YPN Sponsorship Lead

    Senior Manager, Deal Advisory - Operations M&A


    Meet Andrew, a Senior Manager in KPMG's Deal Advisory practice, where he specializes in the operational aspects of M&A transactions and performance improvement. With a focus on helping both corporate and private equity investors find, retain, and maximize deal value, Andrew provides valuable advice and guidance in navigating complex and cross-functional projects.

    With an extensive background in public accounting, finance, and project management, Andrew has led numerous successful transactions and growth initiatives in Canada and internationally. His expertise and experience make him an invaluable asset to our committee and the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

    Beyond his professional commitments, Andrew is deeply committed to making a positive impact in the community. As a Program Advisor with Junior Achievement's Company Program, he facilitates change by empowering young minds with essential business skills. Additionally, he actively raises funds to support youth sports initiatives as a Director on the Championship Gala and volleyball teams at the MLSE Foundation Game Changers.

    In his personal time, Andrew embraces an active lifestyle. You'll often find him training for triathlons or enjoying the warmth of the summer sun. His dedication to personal growth and well-being is an inspiration to those around him.

  • Leen Qwider, YPN Events Lead

    Leen Qwider, YPN Events Lead

    Design Specialist, Rail & Transit


    Meet Leen Qwider, bringing dynamic energy to the YPN Committee as our new Events Lead. With WSP Canada, she serves as a passionate Design Specialist within the Rail & Transit team, lending her expertise to major infrastructure projects across North America and beyond.

    Leen's commitment to empowering women in the rail & transit sector shines through her leadership at the Women Transportation Seminar (WTS) Toronto Area Chapter, where she co-chairs the membership committee. Her journey from active member to leadership roles demonstrates her fearless approach to new challenges.

    Leen's vibrant character, coupled with her multifaceted skills, makes her a valuable asset, embodying innovation and community engagement. Graduating Cum Laude from Portland State University, Leen's involvement in local community organizations reflects her dedication to making a difference both professionally and personally. When she's not making strides in her career, you can find her experimenting with baking or engaging in her passion for badminton.

  • Irfan Hakim, YPN Membership Lead

    Irfan Hakim, YPN Membership Lead

    Functions & Industry Consultant, Data & AI


    Meet Irfan Hakim, a seasoned health informatics professional with a diverse range of expertise. With a background in health strategy, mental health research, health tech evaluation, knowledge translation, and interoperability (including FHIR), Irfan is dedicated to leveraging technology and utilizing analytics to enhance the overall quality of care and patient experience in healthcare.

    Passionate and enthusiastic, Irfan is not only an accomplished professional but also an avid hobbyist with a wide range of interests. He finds joy in hobbies such as coin and stamp collecting, which reflect his appreciation for global affairs, history, and the visual arts. Additionally, he embraces an active lifestyle and enjoys engaging in outdoor activities like hiking, biking, swimming, and general handiwork.

    Irfan's motivation for being part of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) stems from his desire to learn from his peers and expand his knowledge across various fields. He sees YPN as an opportunity to be the voice for his community while gaining valuable insights from other communities. Collaborating with the talented and diverse team at YPN is an exciting prospect for Irfan, as he looks forward to working together towards common goals.

  • Jeff Dean, YPN Influencer & Marketing Lead

    Jeff Dean, YPN Influencer & Marketing Lead

    Government & Stakeholder Relations Manager

    407 ETR

    Introducing Jeff Dean, an accomplished professional serving as the Marketing and Influencer Lead for the YPN committee. Jeff brings a wealth of expertise to his role as the Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager at 407 ETR. Since joining the company in 2022, Jeff has been instrumental in expanding dialogue with local government, industry associations, and boards of trade, fostering stronger relationships and promoting collaboration.

    With a diverse background spanning public service, politics, and the financial sector, Jeff's experience positions him as a valuable asset to our committee. Prior to his role at 407 ETR, Jeff worked as a consultant and held positions in various political and bureaucratic roles within municipal and provincial governments. At Queen's Park, he led communications efforts and issues management as a press secretary to a cabinet minister, demonstrating his exceptional leadership skills. He also served as a senior advisor to a city councillor at Toronto City Hall, contributing his expertise in navigating complex political landscapes.

    Jeff's involvement in political associations, advocacy groups, and campaign management showcases his seasoned skills as a grassroots organizer. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to our committee, ensuring that our marketing and influencer strategies align with our goals of empowering and engaging young professionals.

    In addition to his role within our committee, Jeff serves on several government relations and policy committees with boards of trade across the region. His involvement allows him to contribute his insights and expertise to shape meaningful policies and strengthen the relationship between the government and the private sector.