OBA Board of Directors

Josh Wisenthal '99
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2014: President 2019, Vice-President 2017-19
 
What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association? To continue to promote the school and let people know of the impact that the institution and the OBA have had on my own personal and professional development.
 
What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House? Spending countless hours with the guys who grew to be my lifelong best friends. In particular, developing an understanding that I was a small part of something bigger than myself, namely the goals and values of the school community as a whole.
 
Employment Information
Company: Weyco Group Canada
Profession: Vice-President, Business Development
 
Hobbies and Interests: Skiing and hockey are my two vices, whereas golf is a great summertime activity, particularly when playing a round with OBA President Ben Spencer, 2000. Otherwise, drinking good coffee and reading non-fiction occupy my time.
Sean A. McKinnon '98
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2009: Vice-President 2019
 
What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association? Increase awareness of the OBA in the Old Boys' community; expand the Old Boys' Network on SelwynHouseSchoolConnect "Keeping Old Boys in Touch" and continue raising the profile of the school.

What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House? Athletics (Football, Basketball, Rugby), lunches in the dining hall, the rugby trip to Europe, great friendships.

Education
Queen's University B.A. (Hons)
University of Ottawa - Civil (LL.L) & Common Law (J.D.)

Employment Information
Company: Novacap
Profession: Private Equity
Title: Head of Business Development 

Hobbies and Interests: Football, squash, spending time with my wife and kids, travelling and the Habs.
 
What interesting places have you worked, lived in or travelled to? Lived and played American Football in Denmark. Lived and worked in Sydney, Australia and have travelled throughout Europe and Asia.
Charles-Alexandre (Charles) Vennat 2005
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2012, President 2014-17, Past President 2017-

What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association?
Having had the fantastic opportunity to attend SHS as a francophone, I am lucky to be fluently bilingual. In the face of political change within the province, I would like for other young francophones to be able to share in this experience and to study among some of the best and brightest young minds in the city all the while learning a language which will prove to be essential in their business and social lives.
I would also like to promote more activity within our young alumni community and encourage links between Old Boys of various generations. I view the OBA as an excellent—if untapped—resource for alumni of all ages to connect, share, and learn from each other in business or in life.

What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House?
Beating LCC in the senior football championships 42-21 (yes, I still remember the score…)

Employment Information
Company
: 48North
Profession: Executive
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Specialty or Expertise: Consumer Packaged Goods 
 
Education Information
SHS - Class of 2005
St. Paul’s School - Class of 2007
MA (Hons) Business Studies and Economics, University of Edinburgh - Class of 2011
MBA, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University - Class of 2017

Hobbies and Interests: Racquets, squash, golf, fishing, skiing, football, The Habs (despite not having been so worthy of the “Les Glorieux” moniker of late), travelling and seeking adventures wherever they are to be found.

List other activities and charitable associations that you are involved with:
I am currently on the board of Canada Company (Quebec Chapter) and serve as a Code Life Leader for the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. 

What interesting places have you worked, lived in or travelled to?
I was lucky to study for three years at the beautiful St. Paul’s School in Concord New Hampshire, after which I spent four great years at the University of Edinburgh sampling fine whisky, perfecting my three-putt, and taking full advantage of cheap Ryan Air flights. I now call Toronto home, though Montreal is never far from my heart or my thoughts.
Mohsin Aziz 2003
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2019



Eric-James (EJ) Boffey 2012
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2019


What are your personal goals as a member of the Old Boys’ Association?
Soon after being recruited by the OBA Board, I made a commitment to myself as well as the school, to bring the same level of energy, positive attitude and high contribution which so embodies VERITAS. By doing so, we can engage our alumni community around the world and come up stronger together. For the next few years I plan on further anchoring myself on the board, supporting the vetern chairs on our various action points in order to bring the boys together at events and lead new initiatives. As one of the younger old boys, I hope to increase recent grad turn-out and I implore my generation of guys to see value in this Alumni Community.
 
What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House?
Hard to pick out one particular thing and write about one funny story in particular. You just had to be there to experience it! But here’s a list of things I cherished for 12 years: Breakfast every morning at Chez Nick; The Annual Malone golf trip with Marty Boyle; Grade 11 Lunch out Fridays; The ups and downs of soccer season with Paoletti & the Govan; Bake sales; True stories from Tom Downey; English with Bob Bouskill.
 
Employment Information
Company: British American Tobacco Canada
Profession: Business Development
Title:  New Categories Market Developer
Specialty or Expertise: Pushing Possible & having fun while doing it.
 
Education Information
Full time Lifer - SHS ‘00 till ‘12
Marianopolis - Commerce DEC
John Molson School of Business - Double Major in International Business & Marketing
Rotmans Business School - Business Case Intensive
BAT Canada Cooperative Program
BAT Global Graduate Candidate
 
Hobbies and Interests:
I’m always up for “getting out there and sending it”, but mostly I’m all about: Being a low handicap competitor despite still getting rowdy; Skiing the east coast hardcore real stuff; Taking some long laps on the road bike; Doing something impactful each and every day.
 
List other activities and charitable associations that you are involved with:
Still pretty young to be serving on any serious boards but I’ve done/will do: Volunteering at a Mission for anything at least once a year; Donating something to any of the OBA foundations at least once a year; Coordinated & Participated in many charity golf tournaments and continue to do so multiple times a year.
 
What interesting places have you worked, lived in or traveled to?
I often look back and wish I would have gone abroad for school in the US for post Selwyn education and Europe for University. I strongly encourage those still debating the same to do so. Though I did live in Downtown Toronto for 3 months as a developer with Dundee Kilmer & LWLP. However, I wouldn’t be as far as I am now without having stayed in Montreal and worked through school starting my own 2 businesses + being an executive intern for Big Tobacco while at getting my University degrees. My current career plan will lead me to live for several years in Western Canada Markets, our Global HO in London and Probably the Mid-west US. I can’t wait.
 
I’ve traveled since young for work and pleasure but mainly: Heli skiing trips to the Selkrik Tangier mountain range of BC; Holiday skiing in the Italian Dolomites; Playing some of the Top 50 Golf courses in North America; Had fun in Mykonos, Ibiza and the South of France with the lads.
Evren Boisjoli 2008
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2012
 
What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association?
My goal with the OBA is to help communicate how Selwyn House is improving and moving towards the greater goals of bilingualism and life changing education to its alumni. I also want to be able to voice the feedback of alumni to the school and be able to open that dialogue with the Headmaster in creating better resources for the arts and the school as a whole. I feel the results of a community that feels heard by the school will keep the alumni community connected and invested in the schools’ future.
 
What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House?
Way too many things to mention here but the lasting part of my enjoyment at Selwyn is the lifelong friendships for sure. Otherwise all the teams I took part in and all the opportunities I had to lead and develop skills that I use to this day. This was largely thanks to the awesome teachers and staff at the school who made the experience more than just learning different subjects.
 
Employment Information
Company: Outpost Mtl and Achromatic Media
Profession: Film Post Production and Production
Title: Producer
Speciality: On set producing for fiction films and advertising, VFX producing and post-production strategy.
 
Education
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia) and Canadian Film Centre (CFC)
 
Hobbies
Music/DJing along with cars/motor sports, biking and relaxing!
 
What interesting places have you worked, lived in or travelled to?
I have shot content and developed films in many places ranging from the US, Jamaica, to Ghana and have travelled to many other places such as Tunisia, Turkey, Australia and many more.
Aria Khiabani 2018
Director of the Old Boys' Association since 2019

What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association?
My personal goals this year are to host a second prefect reunion, given the success of our first one last year, and to build a community of Old Boys who have gone on to have artistic careers in music, film, art and other mediums.
 
What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House? 
During my time at Selwyn House, I deeply appreciated the individual connections I was able to make with the teachers and staff. These individuals are what make the school so special, and the time and attention they give to boys during those formative years is priceless.
 
 
Employment Information
Student
 
Education Information
Current Studies: McGill Faculty of Law, BCL/JD Candidate 
Marianopolis Alum 2020 and President of Marianopolis Student Union 
 
Hobbies and Interests: Music production, rap, guitarist in Old Boys Blues Band, vinyl collecting.
 
List other activities and charitable associations that you are involved with: 
I am currently a junior manager at the McGill Law Journal, and a caseworker at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill and the Clinique Juridique des Artistes de Montréal.
 
What interesting places have you worked, lived in or traveled to?  
Las Vegas
Thomas Königsthal Jr. ’74
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2004

What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association:
To raise awareness of our ever-increasing efforts in supporting the school and remain active in the day-to-day quality of the education it offers the present students — to maintain the sense of camaraderie and belonging that, once instilled, shouldn’t die.

What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House? The friendships.

Employment Information
Company: Kamara
Profession: Commercial Photographer
Specialty or Expertise: Advertising imagery, editorial essays, portraiture and fine-art imagery.

Hobbies and Interests:
The culinary arts, publishing, working on my first book and raising a young family.

List other activities and charitable associations that you are involved with:
Being a 50-year-old first-time Dad leaves me with little time to do much else.

What interesting places have you worked or lived in or travelled to?
The West and East Coasts of Canada, understanding the warmth and hospitality of Mexican culture by travelling extensively in the country and getting to Europe as much as possible.
Justin Kuzmicki 2005
Director of the Old Boys' Association since 2020
 
What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association? Old Boys of all years have gone on to achieve fantastic and inspiring accomplishments. Be it in athletics, arts, science, business, or community, my goal is to develop a lasting program that further celebrates Old Boys and inspires the next generations of graduates. 
 
What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House? The friendships, the competition, the values. Whether in a book review in English, group experiments in science, or on the field in athletics, competition was often celebrated, and it’s through positive competition and sportsmanship that we may find our best selves.  
 
Employment Information
Company: Lightspeed HQ - Golf
Profession: Sales Development
 
Hobbies and Interests: 
Sports, news, community, family.... A little weekend barbecue after 18. 
Rodney Moore '58

What did you enjoy most when a student at SHS House?
Friendships (some still flourishing after 60+ years).

Education:
Three years at SHS before a move to Ottawa and three years at Ashbury as a day-boy. Then two at a school in England near Oxford preparing for four "A" level exams; then three years as an undergraduate at Oxford (Keble College), for an Honours B.A. in Jurisprudence, later becoming an Honours M.A.; before a year preparing for Bar exams at the Inner Temple in London.

Employment:
Various positions and postings, including 18 months as an assistant to the then-Secretary of State for External Affairs, Mitchell Sharp; postings in Geneva for UN Disarmament work under George Ignatieff; 18 months at Government House (Rideau Hall) reporting to Esmond Butler, the long-standing Secretary to the G-G, Attaché to the G-G, writing speeches for H.E. Mr Roland Michener and becoming also his Press Secretary, ditto for M. Jules Léger for the start of his term. March 1974 - July 1977 as Assistant Press Secretary to The Queen, the Prince of Wales's Office as his full Press Secretary accompanying him on trips in the UK and also to Australia and Fiji, and to Ghana; also with Princess Anne to the other half of Australia in a different year, and occasionally going with The Duke of Edinburgh to events in London or arranging a major TV interview before the great 200th-anniversary visit of HM with The Duke to Washington in 1976.

Resigned from External Affairs in 1980 to take up a position for eight years in the Government Affairs Department of the  Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) in Jeddah and later at the Dhahran company on the Arabian Gulf.

Hobbies and Interests:
Extensive walking; reading the Times Literary Supplement; following world news. Enjoy classical music especially on the French-language radio stations on weekends.

What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association?
I might hope to make a few useful comments from the point of view of age and years of experience, perhaps not more relevant to today than anything someone half my age could say, but years do add a perspective to life that is surprising even to the one perceiving how much change does occur when decades add up.

Evan Sequeira 2008
Director of the Old Boys' Association since 2020

What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association?
Given the circumstances of this year, my goal is to help our team come up with creative solutions to engage the old-boy network in a virtual setting. 
 
What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House?
The competition. 
 
Employment Information
Company: TorQuest Partners
Profession: Private Equity 
Title: Director
Specialty or Expertise: Still unsure
 
Education Information
Queen’s Universtiy, 2014 - BCom
 
Hobbies and Interests: Anything with a score, and music. 
 
List other activities and charitable associations that you are involved with: Capitalize for Kids, Association for Growth, Phillips Exeter Canadian Alumni Network
 
What interesting places have you worked, lived in or traveled to? This year I worked from my couch - not so much interesting as it is, comfortable.  Travelled / lived in most Central America and Southeast Asia. 
 
Kyam Shell-Schnitzer 2001
Director of the Old Boys’ Association since 2008: Secretary 2014-19

What are your personal goals for this year as a member of the Old Boys’ Association? To encourage recent alumni to be more involved with the OBA and reconnect with friends.

What did you enjoy most when you were a student at Selwyn House? Top-notch teachers, wonderful friends, and stellar lunches.

Employment Information
Company: Deloitte Canada
Profession: Financial Advisory, Sports Advisory, Investigations & Intelligence 
Title: Senior Manager
Specialty: Kyam leads both financial crime and ethics-based investigations into allegations of discrimination / harassment, fraud, corruption, bribery / kickback schemes, insider threat, physical security breaches, and money-laundering.
In addition, he is part of the Sports Advisory Practice and has worked with professional sport leagues, players' association, professional teams, national Olympic committee, national sport organizations, sport technology companies, lotteries and large municipalities.

 
Education
University of Ottawa - Civil & Common Law 2007-12. (Member of Quebec and Ontario Bar)
University of Reading, Reading, England - MA International Security and Intelligence Studies - 2006-07
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario - BAH History 2002

Hobbies and Interests: Skiing fast, reading, tennis, photography/videography, DJ'ing, backpacking, keeping up-to-date on security and intelligence news.
 
What interesting places have you worked, lived in or travelled to?
Lived in England; worked in Mexico and Columbia; travelled Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and most of Latin America.
Jason Tsoukas '99
Director of the Old Boys' Association since 2015: 2015 - , 2009-2010