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To foster among HEC Montréal MBA students the awareness and skills needed for successful management of digital disruption and data science & AI applications in business.

Our Team

Slava Starostin - President
Slava Starostin is a full-time MBA candidate (English Cohort) at HEC Montréal. For the first 5 years of his career, he worked as an expert in strategy development and strategic project portfolio management, after which he moved to a management position at Moscow Exchange, where he led the development of several pricing and marketing initiatives as well as new data-processing systems for automated monitoring and analysis of financial markets. Slava holds a bachelor’s degree in operations research and a master’s degree in economics as well as the CAP® certification in data analysis.

Alireza Bastami - Vice-President
Alireza Bastami is a full-time MBA candidate (English Cohort) at HEC Montreal. He worked in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer and data analyst for more than seven years. Ali holds a Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran.