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Canada’s Bensadoun Becomes Billionaire Selling Aldo Shoes

Tanya Graber, a resident of Switzerland, researched fashion retailer Aldo on the Internet before her vacation to New York City. “We saw these handbags and we wanted to buy these handbags,” Graber said, gesturing to the camel-colored leather model on the checkout counter at the company’s store on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. ... The retailer has a value of $1.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, making Aldo’s executive chairman, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12), a billionaire.

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Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Paladin Labs Founder Finds a New Knight

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.

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Published on : 02 Apr 2014

LG Electronics changes tack for smartwatch battle with Samsung

Wearable devices are just starting to take off and global electronics companies are racing to release smartwatches ahead of rivals to capture a bigger slice of the emerging next-generation market.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2014

Woulfe Mining Appoints Michel Gaucher as Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall. Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal. -Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You're a Millennial or Eyeing Retirement, Here's What You Really Need to Get Right about Work

Ogilvy One's Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind. Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories--from the first steps of entry-level millennials to the long journeys of Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Rami Aslan Appointed as Türk Telekom CEO

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.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2013

La collaboration en entreprise, une tendance qui est là pour rester? Geneviève Rossier et Marie-Josée Lareau aux Grands Communicateurs le 27 novembre

Très tendance dans les organisations aujourd'hui, la collaboration est présentée dans les écoles de gestion comme un facteur de création de valeur en entreprise, une qualité essentielle pour tout gestionnaire moderne qui se respecte.

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Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Des projets dans la Ville reine

Ingénieure en bâtiment, Nadine Léonard (EMBA'11) a été promue vice-présidente régionale l'an dernier chez Pomerleau. Fraîchement installée à Toronto, on lui a confié le mandat d'y gérer le nouveau bureau de l'entreprise québécoise de construction. «J'avais un vif intérêt à conquérir un nouveau marché, à traverser la barrière culturelle pour que l'entreprise puisse prendre de l'essor et diversifier ses activités, affirme-t-elle. Je venais d'ailleurs de terminer mon mémoire de maîtrise sur le développement de Pomerleau en terres nord-américaines.»

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Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Changements chez Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ivanhoé Cambridge, la filiale immobilière de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a embauché Mario Morroni à titre de vice-président exécutif, stratégie et allocation du capital. Il quittera ses fonctions au conseil d'administration d'Ivanhoé Cambridge avant son entrée en poste le 13 janvier. M. Morroni, qui possède un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de l'Université Concordia, est actuellement pdg de l'Association de bienfaisance et de retraite des policiers et policières de la Ville de Montréal.

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Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Columbus Exploration Corp: Columbus Exploration Appoints Drew Clark as Senior Vice President

Columbus Exploration Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Drew Clark (BCom'06) as Senior Vice President.... Drew obtained his Bachelor's in Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charter holder. Read full article: 4-Traders, November 25, 2013

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Published on : 27 Nov 2013

LG Electronics Inc.: LG Electronics Names New Executives

LG Electronics (LG) today announced 44 executive appointments, among them three new company presidents. Among the promotions are new executives to lead the Home Entertainment (HE) Company and Global Sales and Marketing Office. New positions are effective December 1, 2013 with promotions taking effect on January 1, 2014.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2013

In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy. Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2013

SAQ: Alain Brunet remplacera Philippe Duval comme PDG

La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) a choisi de recruter à l’interne pour remplacer le PDG sortant Philippe Duval, qui n’a pas sollicité de nouveau mandat.Alain Brunet (EMBA'11), qui est actuellement vice-président et chef de l’exploitation de la société d’État, occupera ses nouvelles fonctions à compter du 1er janvier prochain.... M. Brunet détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires des universités McGill et HEC.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2013

Pacific Therapeutics Announces Addition To Management Team

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets. Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") is pleased to announce that the Issuer has engaged Ms. Wendy Chan (MBA'92) to fill the role as VP Strategy and Marketing on a part-time basis. The contract with Ms. Chan is for one year.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2013