Raseel Sehmi

Raseel is a third culture kid who has lived in seven countries, and as a result of her exposure she champions local-global connections and solidarity. Her passions lie in the intersecting worlds of technology, business, international development and higher human consciousness – and the innovation and social impact created in the intersection.

Her work experience is as diverse as her upbringing. Currently she leads global partnerships and business development for award-winning technology solutions company, Finger Food Studios. She has also built a global channel partner program for social media SaaS success story, Hootsuite, as it went through hyper-growth. With BC Tech Association, she played a key role in shaping major policy outcomes across federal, provincial and municipal governments to advance the BC tech sector’s position as a top global destination to work. As a humanitarian, Raseel has also worked with United Nations agencies, non-profits like the Aga Khan Foundation; and led the Vancouver chapter of impact investment fund, Acumen.

She is an alumnus of the prestigious Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, a mentor to new immigrants and a member of various Boards and community groups. She holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from UBC, and an MSc in International Development and Relations from SOAS University of London.