Meet the Team

The people behind TEDxCanadianUniversityDubai

This event couldn’t happen without the continuous efforts of the team listed below, as well as the many volunteers who are helping to produce our main event.

They truly support the power of Ideas Worth Spreading in our local community.


Dr. Efthymios Papatzikis
Faculty Supervisor

Mahum Riaz
President/Head Organizer

Elvina Elizabeth
Vice President/Head Organizer

Mehak Fatima Ashfaq
Technical Design Manager

Mohammed Ali
Stage Manager

Maryam Bin Dakhan
Social Media Manager

Omar Sayadi
Resource Manager

Marketing & Communications

Brian Banford
Executive Director Community Outreach

Reina Monsour
Alumni & Community Outreach

Ally El-Sayed
Communications Executive

Foteini Lavda
Events Manager

Gilbert Maloloy-on

Melvin Del Rosario
UI/UX Designer

Osaid Azeem
Digital Marketing Evangelist

Stephane Chabas
Audiovisual Engineer

Mohammad Reza Moradi
Audiovisual Engineer