Harshmeet Arora

Entrepreneurship Panel Director

Harshmeet Arora is the Entrepreneurship Panel Co-Director for the African Business Club, UBC. He a fourth-year Computer Engineering student at UBC. He currently works as a software developer intern at Dassault Systemes. Harshmeet is deeply passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and is a part of AMS Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub)- is a student-led service dedicated to providing its members with access to entrepreneurial services through consults, seminars, and community collaboration. He is a part of e@UBC’s Innovation Scholars Program, aimed to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.
Previously, Harshmeet worked with Ernst and Young as a cyber-security intern. At UBC, he worked as Digital Media & Communications Assistant, Faculty for Applied Sciences. He has also been involved with international NGO- CURE – a development organization with its focus on urban poverty reduction and development of pro-poor policy and instruments of effective governance.

Panashe Mapokotera

Panashe Mapokotera

Infrastructure and Technology Panel Director

Panashe Mapokotera is a 4th year Integrated Engineering student. Originally from Harare, Zimbabwe,  Panashe joined the club because of it’s vision of engaging students in discussion of pertinent issues regarding Africa. He is excited for the year ahead and working with the team to deliver a wonderful conference.

Carissa Kirk

Marketing Co- Director

Carissa is a 4th year Marketing student, with a sustainability specialization and economics minor. While her greatest passion is environmental sustainability, a close second is learning, which is what brought her to the club. She intends to use this year to expand her marketing knowledge and learn about business in a continent that she has yet to travel to. As well, she is looking forward to researching sustainable innovations that are surfacing within Africa and hopes to incorporate her findings in discussions at the ABC events throughout the year.