Milad Ghasemi Ariani
by Jennifer Locander
Milad, PhD student at the University of Guelph, died in the crash of UIA 752, accidentally shot down on 8 Jan 2020
It is with great sadness and deep sorrow that we report the passing of our dear friend Milad Ghasemi Ariani. Milad was a first-year marketing Ph.D. student at the department of marketing and consumer studies at the University of Guelph in Canada. Milad was one of the passengers on the Ukraine International Airlines flight which crashed in Iran.
Milad had an MBA and a BS in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, one of the top schools in Iran and in the world. In 2019, he started to pursue his doctorate in marketing at the University of Guelph. In addition to his studies, he worked for several years in the banking industry as a consultant and as a manager. Milad was a bright, kind and talented person and will be greatly missed.