SAF student, Adnan Khan to Shadow CEOx1Day Kevin Frey of Right to Play International

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

By Carrie Gilmour

Today’s students are our leaders of tomorrow and Adnan KhanAdnan Khan, a Master Of Accounting (MAcc) student will be shadowing Kevin Frey, CEO of Right To Play International, as part of the CEOx1Day program. Organized by executive recruiting firm, Odgers Berndtson, the CEOx1Day program matches Canada’s top students with CEOs in key markets including Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.

Third and fourth year Canadian university or degree-granting college students can take their in-class learning and apply it to a real-world situation while gaining the tools and skills needed to start building their career. Twenty-one students will leverage their talents, as a way for the program to uncover some of Canada’s most promising future talent.

“I am beyond excited to meet and spend a day with Kevin Frey, one of Canada’s greatest leaders in the realm of social entrepreneurship,” says Adnan. “My personal goal is to improve the quality and accessibility of education for children across the world – learning from Kevin will undoubtedly help me bring this dream to fruition.”

“We are proud that Adnan has been selected for this prestigious ‎and worthwhile opportunity,” praises Tom Scott, SAF Director. “ The School of Accounting and Finance prides itself on providing an education that goes well beyond developing accounting and finance skills.”

Scott expressed his excitement for Right To Play International to have such an engaging student join them in their venture. “Adnan, with his interest in social entrepreneurship  ‎and his leadership abilities, is a great choice. It is a wonderful learning opportunity for him, and he in turn, will build on what he learns.”

Right To Play International is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. By using sports to influence behaviours like the acceptance of gender differences, race and religion, helps to shape children's thoughts, feelings and actions. One million children have already participated in the Right To Play program. The program has a goal of reaching 2 million participants by the end of 2017.

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