On Aug. 17, 2011, everything changed for Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94).
The aggressive, hard-driving executive - at the time the CEO of hugely successful drug distributor Paladin Labs Inc. - had just sealed one of Paladin's biggest acquisitions. Taking a celebratory bicycle ride with fellow employees in the hills north of Montreal, he fell off his bike and hit his head. Despite wearing a helmet, the result was a serious brain injury.
Eight Desautels students and alumni have been selected to receive the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) Awards. They will be honoured at the MAA's Annual Honours & Awards Dinner.
Award of Merit: Lili de Grandpré, MBA’81
Lili has a long record of service as a volunteer for the MAA and the Faculty of Management, and she most recently served as Vice-Chair of the McGill Board of Governors. In addition to her McGill involvement she has sat on the boards of Centraide, the OSM, Y des Femmes, and the Montreal Circus School.
Entrepreneurs Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94) and Mark Beaudet built Paladin Labs Inc. from zero into a $3.2-billion international pharmaceuticals distributor in only 19 years.
Now Goodman, chairman of Paladin Labs when it was sold to Pennsylvania-based Endo Health Solutions Inc. on Feb. 28, has founded Knight Therapeutics Inc. in Montreal.
Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) is stepping down as chief executive of Telus, but his influence in running the company he built from a regional telephone service into a $25-billion national wireless player will remain.
... McGill University professor Karl Moore said most CEOs leave after six to 10 years and don’t stick around as long as Entwistle.
“It may be a little long, but I wouldn’t be too critical of it because of the kind of change he has brought to Telus in the time that he has been there and been in charge,” he said.
L’Université McGill tient à offrir ses plus sincères condoléances aux parents et amis des passagers du vol MH370 de Malaysia Airlines, à bord duquel se trouvaient Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), diplômé de McGill âgé de 42 ans, et son épouse Xiaomo Bai, 37 ans.
McGill University wishes to express its deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, who included McGill graduate Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), 42, and his wife Xiaomo Bai, 37.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that according to data analysis, the plane crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 passengers. The plane, which was heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on March 8.
Woulfe Mining Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Gaucher (MBA'69) as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gaucher replaces Hubert Marleau as CEO although Mr. Marleau remains a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Company wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr. Marleau for his tenure as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Türk Telekom, the leading communications and convergence technology company in Turkey, announces the restructuring of its leadership by combining the roles of the Group CEO and the General Manager into a single CEO position. Rami Aslan (BCom'94, MBA'97), who has been serving on the board of Türk Telekom and as CEO of Oger Telecom, is appointed as CEO of Türk Telekom as of December 10, 2013. In addition to his current roles, he will be appointed as a member of Türk Telekom Executive Committee and member of the boards of Avea and TTNet.
“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”
Regado Biosciences, Inc. (RGDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the late-stage clinical development of its first-in-class, actively controllable antithrombotic drug system, REG1, today announced the appointment of Pierre Legault (MBA'89), MBA, CA, CPA, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Chairman of the audit committee.