Meet Hamlet Abnousi (read full bio), SVP board member since 2015 and co-chair of the Lead Partner Committee. Hamlet joined SVP in 2011, and since then has participated in an impressive array of roles, including: several special project task forces, Development Committee, Opportunities Committee, and was Lead Partner for Social Diversity for Children, Saint James Music Academy, and Mom2Mom.
When asked about his best SVP moment, it was difficult for Hamlet to choose just one. He recalled a period of change Mom2Mom went through a few years ago. “I remember sitting on the floor at the Women’s Centre in Burnaby eating sushi with the Mom2Mom crew discussing how to work through some major organizational changes,” Hamlet reminisced. “In the end, we came up with great ideas and managed to ensure success. That’s what makes SVP stand out – we seek opportunities, take risks and roll up our sleeves to support great charities with the heartfelt effort from our Partners: heart, mind, time and money.”
While Hamlet’s a Chartered Accountant by training and practice, his passion is with science and making a difference with health tech. Hamlet and Salina are godparents, aunt and uncle to several children, and are now looking forward to being awesome parents themselves in October 2017. Congratulations!!
3 things you didn’t know about me…
- I’m a science nerd – I have a chemistry bench at home (no – I haven’t blown anything up… yet)
- I love terrariums and aquariums (domestically bread specimens)
- My dream is to have a full-on engineering workshop and wet lab in my basement – think Tony Stark