those who drive us
Hasnain joined ISM as President & CEO in 2019. His leadership style positions customer relationships and outcomes at the heart of every conversation. He is passionate about translating technology and innovative solutions into business drivers for our customers.
Throughout his career, Hasnain has built and led high performing teams that challenge the status quo. Through his nearly 20 years with IBM he held a range of leadership and executive roles across the sales and finance organizations. Inspired by the support he has received throughout his own career, he is focused on the growth, development, and mentorship of all ISMers to create rewarding careers.
Hasnain was born and raised in the coastal city of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He moved to Canada in 1996 to purse a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics at York University, and subsequently earned his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Outside of work, Hasnain enjoys playing squash, cycling, and going on adventures with his family.
Farhaz Thobani is the President of Kyndryl Canada, the largest IT services provider in the country. For more than two decades, Farhaz has worked alongside teams that leverage deep knowledge and experience to support the mission-critical systems and transformation goals of customers across North America.
Previously, Farhaz served as General Manager for the Manufacturing, Communications & Energy Market for Kyndryl in the United States. In that role, he was responsible for successful customer outcomes and the overall success of the business in that market, which serves many of the largest customers in the United States. Before that, Farhaz was the Managing Director for Kyndryl in Canada, where he had responsibility for all go-to-market activities across Kyndryl’s industry and practice teams. Prior to his time at Kyndryl, he has also held a variety of senior management, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer positions at IBM.
Farhaz received his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto Canada. He has served as the Chairman of ISM's board of directors since 2019.
Robert Frost-Hinz graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction and 2010 with a J.D. (Juris Doctorate) with Great Distinction and joined MLT Aikins in 2011, working out of the Saskatoon Office.
Robert works as a partner in MLT Aikin's leading labour & employment department. Robert provides employers and management with guidance and assistance in relation to a wide variety of labour and employment issues as well as representing clients before all manner of courts, arbitrators and tribunals. He has served on the board of the Canadian Bar Association - Saskatchewan North and is the Past President of the Saskatoon Bar Association. Outside of work, Robert spends his time planning his next tropical destination, reading, and playing hockey and guitar.
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