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About us

Starting in the United States, DECA has made its name internationally as non-profit organization with more than 200,000 members. DECA provides delegates with the opportunity network with business professionals develop professional skills and mature as a business student.

Every year, DECA U Ontario hosts Nationals (formerly Provincials Conference), which has become the largest undergraduate conference in Canada. Universities and colleges from all across Ontario gather together square off against each other in many different categories.

Many of the delegates that attend and take part in DECA are future entrepreneurs, marketers, and leaders. As a result, you will find a number of companies and their representative at every DECA U event.

Our Awesome Team!


Disha Ramchandani



Diana Kagan



Madina Halilrahman

VP of Delegate Development


Aditi Bendale

VP of Marketing


Sara Bhalla

VP of Business Development


Anirudha (Ani) Kanodia

VP of IT

"“ Hi, my name is Raksana Pakirathan. I’m pursuing my BBA and going into my second year in UTSC’s Management program. I am one of the Directors of Flagship Events at DECA UTSC. I can’t wait to get started and work with these amazing people!”"

Raksana Pakirathan

Director of Events

"Hey everyone! My name is Michelle Zhu, currently in my 2nd year studying Co-op Management (specializing in either Finance or IT). And I’m one of the two Directors of Flagship Events for the 2021-2022 year!"

Michelle Zhu

Director of Events

"My name is Malaika, and I’m the Director of Personal Development Events for the year of 2021-‘22. I am in the Co-op BBA program, looking to specialize in Information Technology. I’ll be going into my second year this fall ‘21 and I’m very excited to start my journey with DECA UTSC!"

Malaika Rashid

Personal Development Events Director

"I'm Amanda D'Souza, Director of Corporate Relations. I'm in my 2nd year specializing in International Business. I enjoy baking, reading, travelling and all things Nature. I'm not superstitious but I'm a little stitious!"

Amanda D'souza

Director of Business Development

"I am Shizhe, a second year Co-op Management student. As a person who likes to spread positive energy, encourage and lift others, I'm driven by the potential to leave an impact on my peers and empower their professional development. Can't wait to bring brilliant minds together at DECA UTSC as the Director of HR!"

Shizhe Zong

Director of Business Development

"Hey! My name is Janvi Rautela. I am so happy to be your DECA director of Finance! I’m in my 3rd year studying math, human bio and psych. Looking forward being a part of the team, and ready to serve :))"

Janvi Rautela

Director of Finance

"Hello! My name is Sandy. I’m a 3rd year student in the Co-op management program. I’m one of the Director of Delegate Development."

Sandy Ho

Director of Delegate Development

"My name is Rushikesh Amin, but you can just call me Rishi. I’m going into my third year in the Management Co-op program at UTSC. And I am one of the new Directors of Delegate Development."

Rushikesh Amin

Director of Delegate Development

"I am Xinyi and I am the Delegate development director. I am going into my second year and for this new academic year I will keep on pursuing achievements and self growth. I am a foodie and I love sports. Hope that COVID will go away along with all bad moods and we can meet each other on campus!"

Xinyi Wong

Director of Delegate Development

"Hi! My name is Avani Dubey and I am a second Year Management & Economics student. I am beyond excited to be the Director of Social Media this Year and look forward to working with the amazing team! I appreciate different music genres and love playing basketball!"

Avani Dubey

Director of Social Media

"Hey everyone, I am Sruthi, Director of Marketing for the 2021-2022 academic year! I’m a second-year student at UTSC in the Double Degree Management & Finance and Statistics Co-op program. I’m super thrilled to be working with an incredible team and cannot wait to make the best of this year with the DECA family!"

Sruthi Balamurali

Director of Marketing

"Hi everyone, I’m Ethan Wu and one of the marketing directors for this year! I’m currently a second-year MIB student. I love to play basketball, PlayStation and watch Netflix during my free time. I’m looking forward to designing and creating interesting content with the marketing team for this year."

Ethan Wu

Director of Marketing

"Hey, hey! I'm Danish (like the pastry), your trusty neighbourhood tech guy, and I'm DECA's new Associate of IT. I'm a second-year CMS student and I can't wait to start working with the amazing DECA group this year."

Danish Siddiqui

Associate of IT


Sauhaard Walia

Associate of Events


Aniket Duggal

Associate of Delegate Development


Brinda Batra

Associate of Business Development


Archisha Pal

Associate of Business Development


Simitha Ramthas

Associate of Marketing