Desautels alumni

Mark Taborsky, BCom’88, Managing Partner and Founder, MarkerTree Capital

Monday, November 6, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Guest Lecture in Alternative Investments (FINE 455) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Guest Lecture in Derivatives (MMF Class - FINE 682) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

Classified as: Mark Taborsky, Desautels Global Experts, Jan Ericsson, BCom Alumni, Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 8 Nov 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved the appointment of Richard Morin (MBA’88) as chief executive officer of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

Morin is the co-founder of Montreal-based investment management firm Landry Morin Inc. He has also headed the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, and has served as vice president of National Bank Securities.

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Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

As business schools adapt their programs to address the grand challenges of our time, McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management stands out as an initiative that will respond to the needs of a rapidly changing retail industry.

With many programs to be created at all levels over the next few years (Undergraduate, Masters, PhD), the School aims to equip students with the tools needed to succeed in an ever-evolving retail world, explains Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative.

Classified as: Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Aldo Bensadoun, Saibal Ray, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

Stephen Kay, BA'83, MBA'90, US & Canada leader of Marsh’s Political Risk & Structured Credit practice

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Guest Lectures in Strategies for Developing Countries (MGPO 475) and Strategic Management: Developing Countries (MGPO 651) with Prof. Paola Perez-Aleman

Classified as: Stephen Kay, Desautels Global Experts, Paola Perez-Aleman, MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 3 Nov 2017

Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96), former president and CEO of Ericsson North America, has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon Communications Inc., effective November 6, 2017.

In this role, she will take over responsibility for the development and implementation of Verizon's overall corporate strategy, including business development and strategic investments.

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Classified as: MBA Alumni, BCom Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 1 Nov 2017

If the Desautels Faculty of Management thrives, it is thanks to the success of our alumni, our greatest ambassadors. Congratulations to Turki Alahmadi (IMHL’16) who was recently appointed Chairman of the Pediatric Department at the College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“It’s not what you know, it’s what you learn.” - Turki Alahmadi

Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), IMHL Alumni
Published on: 26 Oct 2017

Quantum International Income Corp. has appointed Chad Williams (MBA’93) as chairman of the board of directors. Williams is currently the director of the corporation, and is the president and chief executive officer of Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.

To this role, be brings two decades of experience in corporate finance and management, having previously held the positions of chief executive officer of Victoria Gold Corp., and head of mining investment banking at Blackmont Capital Inc.

Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 25 Oct 2017

Pascal Lépine’s (EMBA’12) career aims have certainly evolved over time. As a young graduate, he aspired to become a poet, later switching focus to build and lead a highly successful business-consulting firm, Atypic.

Then, five years ago, following what he refers to as a professional existential crisis, he revised Atypic’s clientele to cater exclusively to non-profit charities. A bold move for the sake of social good, given that most of Atypic’s revenues at the time originated from private companies. 

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 20 Oct 2017

Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, says that popular perceptions of a declining retail industry are misleading; the reality is actually far more complex.

If the industry is undergoing major transformation, it is also experiencing tremendous growth. One of the challenges, according to de Brabant, is that the change is occurring at such a fast pace. Today’s consumers are looking for efficiency and ease, along with an immersive and personalized experience; and some retailers simply do not have enough time to adapt.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bensadoun School of Retail Management
Published on: 20 Oct 2017

Ann-Sophie Bettez (BCom'11) sat down to talk about her inspirations and the moments that defined her path toward becoming a professional hockey player for the women’s league of the Montreal Canadiens.

Above all else, she cites her family as a motivational source and credits her success to a lot of hard work.

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 20 Oct 2017

Vitalhub Corp. has announced the appointment of Mohan Plakkot (MBA'09), Partner and Chief Strategist at Valsef Capital, to its Board of Directors.

In this role, Plakkot will use his “extensive experience and analytical skills” to further the strategic plans of the Toronto-based organization.

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Classified as: MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 19 Oct 2017

Mary Van Buren (MBA'88) has been appointed president of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), bringing years of experience to the role.

Van Buren has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and has held executive roles at leading organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association's subsidiary, MD Financial Management, and Export Development Canada.

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Classified as: MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 19 Oct 2017

Plumpton College in East Sussex, UK has strengthened its wine business and production teaching team with the appointment of Lindsay Holas (BCom'12) as wine business lecturer.

To this new role, Holas will bring extensive international marketing experience from her time working for Jascots Wine Merchant (UK), Domaine Select Wine Estates (USA), and Wine Intelligence (UK). 

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 19 Oct 2017

According to a piece co-authored by Anoop Kumar (IMHL’15), the matter that comprises the world around us can be boiled down to our consciousness manifest.

More than an amalgamation of atoms or particles, the authors maintain that our experience of the world is actually an experience of consciousness, and that our education system has the responsibility to address these concepts in the classroom.

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Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), IMHL Alumni
Published on: 18 Oct 2017

Knight Therapeutics has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, as the company’s president and Desautels International Faculty Advisory Board member, Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), takes on the additional responsibility of CFO.

In doing so, Sakhia will leverage her 14 years of prior experience as CFO for Paladin Labs Inc.

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Classified as: Samira Sakhia, International advisory board, BCom Alumni, MBA Alumni
Published on: 11 Oct 2017

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