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Leadership Team at Academics preKindergarten

Nadia Hasan

CEO 

Nadia was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, and lived in the Washington, DC area before relocating to British Columbia in 2007. Nadia's background is in Print Design and Environmental Studies focusing on Sustainable Development and Planning.  As a resident of the South Surrey area, Nadia has had the privilege of being a board member of the Peninsula Community Foundation, with an active role in giving back to her community.  Nadia is a Board Member of Arts Umbrella, a not-for-profit arts education centre for ages 2 to 19 that supports arts education as a basic human right.

Nadia recognizes the need for an innovative dynamic program in early childhood education
and alternatives in childcare. She is a passionate advocate for children; their unlimited capacity
to learn and grow and strives to provide and develop an internationally recognized curriculum
that is unrivalled. program in early childhood education and child care.  As a one time franchisee herself, she is committed to providing the very best in systems, processes and support to her franchise partners.

Masood Hasan

CXO

Masood Hasan has 25 years of experience as an IT executive for Fortune 500 companies including AOL, Time Warner, and Electronic Arts. More recently, Masood was a senior director at Microsoft, leading the project management teams for display advertising globally. He managed the teams in GATT, EMEA, and North America, and through these experiences developed a skill for globalizing companies.

While searching for a suitable preschool program for their daughter, Masood’s wife, Nadia Hasan, realized her desire to research and to understand early education. Academics preKindergarten is a direct result of her passion for childhood development. Following the birth of their youngest child, Masood joined his wife, Nadia, as CXO and is responsible for the Finance and Operations of the company. His focus is on building strong systems that enable the Academics vision for providing the best schools and most consistent early childhood education option for families.