President: Kristine Ramsbottom, Com’15, has recently taken over as branch President, after serving for over two years as VP of Events. Kristine is currently at Lazard Freres & Co. in their Private Capital Advisory business, where she initially started in M&A. She has been living in NYC for over four years now, and sees the city as her second home. She is looking forward to the exciting next chapter for the Queen’s Alumni community in New York, and encourages all Alumni to connect with the Branch and come out to events!
VP of Communications: Winnie Chou, Com'09, is a budding healthcare and business services entrepreneur as co-founder of MiniClerk, a remote medical administrative services company based in Canada. She was most recently a Senior Associate at Farol Asset Management, a NYC-based lower midmarket, generalist private equity firm. Winnie relocated to New York City when she was approached to join ATL Partners, the industrials team spun out of MidOcean Partners, while she was at Public Sector Pension (PSP) Investments, one of the largest federal pension funds in Canada.
VP of Partnerships: Bilal Manji, MPA’13, has volunteered as our VP of Partnerships since 2016. Mr. Manji is a corporate lawyer with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.
VP of Volunteers: Linda Du, Com’18, is originally from Toronto, and is currently working as an Analyst at Lazard Frères & Co in their Financial Advisory division. During her time at Queen’s, she served as Co-head of the Queen’s Private Capital Group and supported undergrad courses at the Queen’s Smith School of Business as a teaching assistant. She is excited to collaborate with QUAA NYC’s talented executive, advisors, and industry partners to strengthen the Queen’s community in New York City.
VP of Volunteers: Michael Benzinger, Com’19, joins as VP of Volunteers. Michael recently moved to New York upon graduation, and has joined the credit arm at BC Partners as an Analyst.