Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for the IIBA® Calgary Chapter


large_paula_cumis_0.jpgPresident, Paula Maychruk
Paula manages a team of Business Analysis, Quality Assurance and Project Management professionals, working in the insurance industry here in Calgary.  She holds both her CBAP and PMI-ACP designations, and has spent many years working for and with IIBA® in a variety of capacities.  

Her career has taken her all over Canada, as well as overseas, and (aside from work) her passions include training at the local gym, travelling, volunteering, and spending quality time with family and friends. She is motivated the most by building new relationships, solving problems, helping people, and finding ways to add value.  Paula is also a frequent speaker at IIBA®/PMI conferences and chapter events, with a special focus on agile practices, project delivery models, and certification.

lola_0.jpgTreasurer, Lola Akande
Lola holds the CBAP designation and has over 9 years experience across various roles and geographies. She currently works as a Business Systems Analyst with a Financial Services company in Calgary. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and sampling new cuisines. She is also an avid watcher of soccer games and an ever-optimistic fan of Manchester United! Lola believes Business Analysts make the world a much better place.



medium_xu_maggie_0.jpgDirector of Member Services, Maggie Xu
Maggie has two years of Business Analyst working experience in Intelligent Information for Businesses and Professionals in the past. She is currently working as a Pipeline Data Analyst at Oilfield Service Company in Calgary. Maggie's skilled at gathering business requirements and have strong data management and reporting skills which have been gained within the Energy market.