Shamsh Kassam, C.A.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kassam graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation while articling with KPMG. In January 1993, he joined WIC Western International Communications Ltd., which was a leading communications, broadcast and entertainment company. He held various positions, including Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, and was involved in its acquisitions and divestitures, including due diligence and financing.
After the division of WIC's assets as a result of a take-over, Mr. Kassam worked for CanWest Global Communications Corp., which acquired the television assets of WIC, and subsequently also acquired the Southam newspaper assets.
Mr. Kassam joined Stern Partners in 2002 and is currently Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. In addition to overseeing treasury functions, risk management strategy, and the group's insurance and benefits programs, he assists with corporate development and also supports the financial and operational activities for some of the businesses controlled by Stern Partners.