They Create Our Vision

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Jessica chen

Co-chairperson

Back (and better than ever) for another run, Jessica is beyond excited to be returning for I.C.B.C..’s 40 th anniversary as Co-Chair. Having held both the Special Events Coordinator and University Liaison positions previously, Jessica is looking forward to sharing her I.C.B.C. experience and expanding her horizons in her new position. Jessica is going into her fourth year in the Queen’s Commerce program. When she’s not in Goodes Hall sipping on a coffee and on the school/I.C.B.C. grind, you can find her fashion designing, globe trotting, or playing with her two pups.

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Jessica Baliwalla

co-chairperson

Hailing from Toronto, Jessica is entering her fourth year in the Queen’s Commerce Program. After attending many conferences in her first and second year, she was drawn to I.C.B.C., volunteering two years ago and acting as the Special Events Coordinator the past year. She is looking forward to leading the team this year and organizing the conference’s 40 th year. When she is not busy TAing or reading textbooks, she is sure to either be reading non-textbooks or doing anything outdoors.


They Run the Show

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Greeva bhalla

operations officer

Greeva is very excited to be joining the I.C.B.C team as it celebrates its 40th annual case competition. She looks forward to being I.C.B.C’s Operations Officer as she enters her second year in the commerce program. After being blown away by the illustratious Final Debate last year, Greeva can’t wait to witness the high caliber of the competitors again this year. In her free time you can find her trying new foods and rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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inaara panjwani

qcc & debate Director

Inaara is thrilled to return to the I.C.B.C. executive team after previously serving as a First-Year Representative. She fell in love with the tight-knit community of the executive team and the experience of meeting competitors from across Canada and the world. She could not be more excited about her role after her incredible experience competing in QCC and helping host the Debate Event last year. In her spare time, Inaara can be found making cringe-worthy puns, laughing at her own jokes, learning to snowboard, or challenging friends and strangers to a game of table tennis.

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Cameron mcwatt

Finance officer

Cameron comes to Queen’s all the way from the Cayman Islands, and is entering his third year of the commerce program. Cameron is extremely excited to rejoin the I.C.B.C. Executive Team as the Finance Officer after serving as a Sponsorship Coordinator in 2017. Cameron is looking forward to making the 40th edition of I.C.B.C. the best and most memorable competition yet, and always enjoys witnessing the extremely high calibre of competition I.C.B.C. offers. In his free time, you can probably find Cameron swimming, biking or running with the Queen’s Varsity Triathlon Team. When he is home, Cameron also enjoys scuba-diving, jet-skiing and free-diving.


They Connect Us

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zooni khosla

university liaison

Zooni could not be more thrilled to represent the I.C.B.C. team as University Liaison for the 2017-2018 year! As the competition is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary, it is no secret that this year will mark new heights. Zooni is going into her second year in the Queen’s Commerce program and is looking forward to meeting all the international competitors! Outside of her academics, you will find Zooni surrounded by her friends, playing scrabble by the pier or playing rugby. As someone who openly admits to being a terrible driver, she does somehow manage to reach the pedals. Zooni also takes pride in being a Coldplay enthusiast alongside other favorites such as Akon and Pitbull.

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meera jagota

Cases coordinator

Having been a Team Host for ICBC 2017, Meera is extremely excited to join the ICBC 2018 Executive Team as the Cases Coordinator. She is thrilled and honored to be able to deliver fantastic cases for those competing this year. Meera loves all things nature-related - she is happiest when she is able to explore all that Canada’s great outdoors has to offer. Back country camping, canoeing and hiking are some of her favourite activities. In Meera’s free time, you can often find her playing some tunes on the piano, grabbing a bite with friends or taking pictures to update her Instagram (#basic)! If you were to know Meera, you would know that she loves dogs, was a Pan American Games torchbearer and is determined to travel the world someday.

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sidharth sivakumar

judges & alumni Coordinator

Sidharth is excited to be rejoining I.C.B.C as the Judges & Alumni Coordinator for the  competition’s 40th anniversary. Having volunteered previously as a Team Host, Sid enjoys the competitive nature of the events and the chance to meet people from all over the world. This fall Sidharth will be entering his 3 rd Year in the Life Sciences Program at Queen’s. In his spare time he enjoys debating, eating and cooking and screaming out lyrics to karaoke at the top of his lungs. Sidharth has a unique music taste with his music playlist covering 7 different languages including Italian, German and Korean with his favourite song being You Know by Jay Park.

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lea lynch

judges & alumni Coordinator

Entering her fourth year in Queen’s Commerce, Lea is extremely excited to take on the role of Judges and Alumni Coordinator for I.C.B.C.’s 40th anniversary year. Having been a team host for St. Mary’s and Wilfred Laurier for I.C.B.C. 2017, Lea cannot wait to help take the competition to new heights. After recently coming back from an exchange semester in Rome, Lea is looking forward to meeting competitors from all over Canada and the world. In her spare time, you can find her chatting with friends over coffee and good food, or going for walks along Kingston’s picturesque waterfront.


They Make Us Friends

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Mark laufert

sponsorship director

Mark is happy to return to the I.C.B.C. executive team as Sponsorship Director for 2018. Mark originally joined I.C.B.C. as one of it First Year Representatives and quickly fell in love with the tight-knit nature of the I.C.B.C. community. On a more personal note, Mark is an avid hockey fan and bizarrely passionate about coffee.

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Alex badea

sponsorship coordinator

Hailing from Toronto, Alex is entering his second year at Queen’s Commerce. He is excited to push ICBC to new horizons as the competition celebrates its 40 th anniversary. Alex looks forward to deliver an unparalleled experience to ICBC 2018 delegates. He loves that ICBC unites top business talent from across the world and is especially fond of the competitive nature of Final Weekend. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing sports, spending time with friends or listening to hip-hop music. His favourite artists are Migos and Future.

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rachel freeland

sponsorship coordinator

Coming from Kitchener to Kingston, Rachel is entering her second year in the commerce program. After volunteering as a front desk assistant in her first year, Rachel is excited to join the I.C.B.C sponsorship team for the upcoming year. She was impressed by the caliber of the competitors and cannot wait to see what ideas this year’s competitors bring the competition. In her free time you can find her drinking coffee(s), trying ice cream at every ice cream shop she comes across and playing piano.

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cole schumacher

sponsorship coordinator

Cole Schumacher is very proud to be representing I.C.B.C. in its 40th year as a Sponsorship Coordinator after representing the previous year’s competition as a Team Host. The international lens and the competitive vibe are driving force for Cole’s interest in the competition. Cole may be spotted riding with the Queen’s Varsity Cycling Club outside of class, with fitness being a primary passion of his. Music is also a large part of Cole’s life. House, Rap, and Classic Rock are his favourite genres, although he has a deep appreciation for many other music tastes.


They Bring the Party

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tessa wong

Special events coordinator

As a proud member of the I.C.B.C. 2018 Executive Team, Tessa Wong is incredibly excited to enter her role as Special Events Coordinator. After volunteering as a Team Host, she knew that the I.C.B.C. family was a perfect fit. This upcoming January, she is looking forward to getting to know competitors from around the world and new volunteers. When she’s not being the "Mom Friend" or waiting in line at Starbucks, you can bet she’s scrolling through every dog account on Instagram - Any recommendations will be kindly welcomed.

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thomas you

Special events coordinator

Thomas is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the I.C.B.C team during its monumental 40th year of operations. Coming from an extensive athletic background, Thomas loves the competitive nature of I.C.B.C and how it attracts participants of only the highest caliber from all around the world. He is excited to interact and engage with all the participants, volunteers and judges and to see the hard work put forth by the team un-fold for yet another successful weekend. Outside of academics, Thomas enjoys playing sports, working out or taking part in spontaneous adventures. Regarding music choice, he is an avid fan of electronic dance music with his favorite artists currently being Kygo and Don Diablo.


They Made This!

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Kevin Yang

digital & it director

Leaving his coveted Frosh Representative position from first year, Kevin is excited to be apart of I.C.B.C. entering his second year of Queen's Commerce. He made many unforgettable memories (maybe too many) at last years competition and he's ready for a second round - hopefully not as the "I.C.B.C. Baby" this time around. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys bothering his friends to hangout with him in addition to a lot of eating. Of course, he prioritizes I.C.B.C. website maintenance and anything and everything I.C.B.C. (is Jess gone yet?). 

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cathy du

marketing and publications director

After volunteering as Team Host at I.C.B.C.’s 2017 Final Weekend, Cathy is super excited to be part of the I.C.B.C. executive as the Marketing and Publications Director in her second year of Commerce at Queen’s University. The inter-collegiate aspects of the competition is what really makes the committee stand out as it fosters such a global mindset and the many talents it attracts. In Cathy’s free time you can find her singing, scrolling through fashion blogs and on Photoshop perfecting her next headshot.

They're Here to Learn

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Claire zhou

first year representative

Claire is incredibly excited to be joining the ICBC family as one of the First Year Representatives. As a first year, ICBC has been a wonderful welcome to Queen's. She is incredibly excited to continue her experience through meeting competitors and working with the rest of the team. In her spare time Claire can be found watching new movies, trying new foods, boxing, and meeting new people. Claire also enjoys a variety of music ranging from rap songs to Disney songs!

Alex collins 

First year representative

Alex is thrilled to be a part of the I.C.B.C. executive team for its 40th anniversary. As a First Year Representative, Alex is excited to learn all he can about the competition while specifically assisting the Operations portfolio. If you know Alex, you know he is one of the best squash players in Canada for his age and plays on the varsity team at Queen’s. In his free time, Alex enjoys sports, relaxing with friends and learning more about his forever changing passions.