Carleton Celebrates Winners of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 Awards for Young Leaders
Five members of the Carleton University community have been named to Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 list, the region’s biggest business award for young leaders.
“Despite the current health and economic crisis, this year’s awards competition attracted hundreds of applicants, who were assessed and ranked based on business accomplishments, professional experience and community involvement,” reports the Ottawa Business Journal, which runs the initiative jointly with the Ottawa Board of Trade.
Carleton’s winners include:
- Shopify corporate controller Darryl Arvai, who graduated in 2006 with a Commerce degree in Accounting
- Shawn Gandhi, the worldwide head of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Solutions at AWS (Amazon Web Services), a 2004 Systems and Computer Engineering
- James Nguyen, the co-founder and CEO of tech startup Quantropi, who earned an Economics degree in 2006.
- Director, writer, video editor and story consultant, Christopher Redmond, a Journalism and Film Studies alumnus from 2006.
- Connor Shea, director of asset and investment management at Colonnade BridgePort and an instructor in Carleton’s Certificate in Real Estate Development
Here, in their own words, are how they feel about the “Forty Under 40” recognition, what the past year has been like, and how Carleton helped set the stage for their careers.