NEXT Ambassadors

Shehan Wijeyagoonewardane

Shehan is a passionate leader and a dedicated entrepreneur. He is completing his final year at the University of British Columbia to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on entrepreneurship and economics. At the UBC Sauder School of Business, Shehan has served as one of the longest- standing teaching assistants on the Introduction to Entrepreneurship teaching team. Constantly learning, Shehan currently has ventures in the e-commerce, cryptocurrency mining and automotive industries. His primary role is serving as the Founder and General Manager of his e-commerce business, W Retail Canada, which specializes in the procurement, management and distribution of consumer products in Canada. In the past, Shehan has launched an app, provided consultation services to others to solve problems and executed a successful crowdfunding campaign. His work experiences extend into the banking, education, real estate and retail sectors, including working within a global team at HSBC. In his downtime, Shehan enjoys coaching and managing a middle school basketball team. He is commonly found working on cars, planning his next travel adventure and following the financial markets.

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