Please check back for a brief introduction of all our guests from home and abroad.
Thank you for being a part of our celebration!
Jessica was born and raised in Uruguay and spent her adolescent and adulthood flitting around the world for varied educational and adventure pursuits, living and studying between Canada, the UK, Sweden, Italy and Paris. After commencing undergraduate studies in biology with a view to pursue medicine, she pivoted to law and presently practices as a civil corporate litigator in Vancouver.
In between, she ran several photography studios, acted as a mountain guide at cathedral lakes lodge for many summers, had a pet sheep, and took cooking classes around the world.
For several years, Jessica also ran a charity project in a small favela, Barrio Kennedy here, helping with educational programs for youth at risk.
Jessica lives with Hanif in Vancouver with her fur babies Keaton and Kaidy. She returns to her homeland, Uruguay, yearly.
Born in Kenya and raised in Vancouver, Hanif is a legend in the hedge fund industry. (Yes his wife is writing his bio and will show him off).
Being a total brainiac, he won a full scholarship to Caltech and followed his studies working as a rocket scientist for NASA (no seriously!). He then pursued a PHD at Harvard but was pulled off after a Masters at Harvard by recruiters on Wall Street. After more than a decade on Wall Street he returned to Vancouver to head PHN as the chief investment officer before spearheading its sale to RBC.
Presently Hanif runs several hedge funds, and continues to shine in this arena pulling in yearly awards and accolades. (Hedge fund of the year, Bloombergs #2 in the world for alternative investments, etc etc)
Hanif lives for his daily run to work off all the food Jessica cooks and also enjoys reading, swimming, tennis, relaxing, and dancing to Starboy.