Our Team

Serendib Youth Canada is operated by a Board of Directors that represent post-secondary youth from across Ontario. These youth follow various academic fields including life sciences, finance, management, engineering, computer science and arts.

The Board of Directors are guided by a Board of Trustees that represent adults and youth. Adult Trustees are from various professional backgrounds who are experienced in leadership, volunteering, education and youth work. The Youth Trustees are former executive committee members of SYC.

Board of Directors

Nabeel Rushdi, President

Nabeel is in his 3rd year of Business Management at Ryerson University.

Sultan Salih, Vice President and General Secretary

Sultan is in his final year of Life Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Ahmed Madeenam, Treasurer and Director for Adventure

Ahmed is in his 2nd year of Accounting and Finance at Ryerson University.

Ibrahim Aziz, Assistant Treasurer

Ibrahim is in his 2nd year of Management at University of Toronto.

Zahra Mohamed, Director for Adventure

Zahra is in her 1st year of Health Studies at University of Waterloo.

Thaabith Mohamed, Director of Community

Thaabith is in his 1st year of Computer Science at Ryerson University.

Allam Rushdi, Director of Community

Allam is in his first year of Life Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Muhammed Ghouse, Director of Community

Muhammed is in his 1st year of Accounting and Finance at Ryerson University.

Bilal Mohideen, Director of Discovery

Bilal is in his 2nd year of Molecular Biology and Genetics at McMaster University

Shafana Fairoos, Director of Discovery

Shafana is in her final year of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University.

Sara Zawahid, Director of Discovery

Sara is in her first year of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Aaqilah Razie, Director of Media & PR

Aaqilah is in her 1st year of Philosophy at Ryerson University.

Youth Trustees

Althaf Abdeen, Youth Trustee

Althaf is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario.

Adeel Fareed, Youth Trustee

Adeel is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto.

Zahany Jiffry, Youth Trustee

Zahany is in her final year of Math and Business at the University of Waterloo.

Rehaab Rifdi, Youth Trustee

Rehaab just completed his Bachelor’s degree in Global Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He hopes to pursue a career combining his passions of global markets, finance, and technology.

Trustees

Ashfaque Nalim, Co-Founder and Trustee

Ashfaque is an Associate Director at a leading Global Advisory and Solutions Company. He is a Commissioner at Scouts Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Rimzy Kuthubdeen, Co-Founder and Trustee

Rimzy is the Director of Finance and Admin at Ontario Tennis Association. He is an active volunteer in the community and a Founder member of Masjid Al Jannah. He is a Certified Professional Accountant.

Imtiaz Jaleel, Co-Founder and Trustee

Imtiaz is an Entrepreneur, Property Developer and Broker. He volunteers with multiple organizations. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and Member of Ontario Real Estate Association.

Rushdi Barakathullah, Trustee

Rushdi is the CFO and a Co-Founder of Rezgateway, a Travel Technology company. He is an active community worker. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Management Accountant and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

Ameera Rushdi, Trustee

Ameera is an Attorney-at-Law and a Notary Public. She is an Active volunteer at TDSB and the community. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law.

Shazana Nalim, Trustee

Shazana is an OCELT certified LINC /EAP instructor in continuous and higher education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and is a member of TESL Ontario and TESL Canada.