Team Member Spotlight / Carte Blanche September 15, 2017

 
 Yasir Bin Riaz

Yasir Bin Riaz

 

I am Yasir, a Pakistani-Canadian with academic career spread over three continents; travels in over 20 countries, and two successful start-up experiences in Pakistan. I joined Province mainly for the challenge it presented and the opportunity to get hands-on experience on many of the exciting projects currently in play at Province. I get excited over the possibility of working on the IPO, crowdfunding, financial modeling, and fundraising; while also bringing to bear the soft and hard skills I acquired through my experiences. With such a diverse range of options to choose from, and the extraordinarily high quality of our highly accomplished team members, it wasn’t hard to forego top consulting offers to join this start-up.

I like to work hard and play hard. Now that I am a proud father of a tiny son, my ‘play’ mostly consists of acting like a clown in front of my son just as he flashes a grand total of four milky teeth back at me. I just returned after some quality time with family in Pakistan where cannabis is called ‘bhang’ and a ‘bhangi’ is synonymous to an ‘addict’. I tried to convince them how team Province is not a bunch of ‘bhangis’ trying to convert the world into ‘bhangis’. I think they were convinced as my father, a successful industrialist and an investor, will pay Province a visit next month. I cannot be more excited of the possibilities that lay in front of me, and look forward to contributing as much as possible to the success of Province.