Desautels alumni news
Love, respect and integrity: those are the three principles upon which Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) says he has built his global shoe business, now worth $1.8 billion in retail sales annually. Given his charitable work, ready smile and the respect with which his thousands of employees refer to him as Mr. B., there may be something to it. … The shoe business runs in the family. Bensadoun’s grandfather was a cobbler in Algeria, and his father had stores in Morocco. He grew up in Morocco and France before heading to the U.S. and then to McGill for his university education.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the addition of Raymond Leduc as vice president of Value Streams at its facility in Mirabel, Canada. In this role, he is responsible for the manufacturing activities of the Mirabel plant and for leading the value stream organization towards operational excellence in an ever increasing competitive aerospace industry.
No one doubted that the Deepwater Horizon accident would lead to significant and lasting changes in how offshore oil and gas facilities are managed around the world. As a result of an assessment process started in 2010, the European Commission has unveiled a proposal for a new regulation on the safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration, and production activities.
LAVAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, July 20, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chantal Raiche, Manager of Human Resources for the Jevco Insurance Company, was recently named a VIP Member of Worldwide Who's Who. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.
Ipanema Technologies Adds Senior Executives to Oversee Service Providers Relationships, Business Development
Ipanema Technologies, the industry leader in application performance solutions for business efficiency, took another step to accelerate its worldwide growth with the appointment of Tim Alden as VP of Service Providers and Youssef Kassissia (MBA’03) as VP of Business Development.
Scott McDonald (BCom’89) has been named President of Oliver Wyman. In this new role, Mr. McDonald will take on overall leadership for all of Oliver Wyman’s management consulting activities, and will report to John Drzik, the CEO of Oliver Wyman Group and a member of the Marsh & McLennan Companies Executive Committee. Oliver Wyman Group includes NERA and Lippincott in addition to Oliver Wyman.
Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12): Je pense à trois réalisations qui me rendent très fiers. Tout d’abord, mon implication sociale auprès de plusieurs organisations, dont PROMIS, qui vient en aide aux nouveaux arrivants.
Andy Nulman (BCom’83) started off as a journalist for a weekly newspaper when he was 16 years old. He became entertainment editor at the age of 17 and was fired at 22. He then went on to co-found Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, which he built to monstrous proportions. He worked with every major star from Jerry Seinfeld to John Cleese to Chris Rock to Steve Martin.
In early 2007, Imran Amed (BCom’96) had only recently launched his fashion consultancy, London-based Imran & Co., when he began a series of online musings about clothes and the business of selling them. … Indeed, a hallmark of The Business of Fashion is its credibility, unusual among fashion blogs.
Marc André Dorion and fellow McGill hockey player Ann-Sophie Bettez (BCom’11) recorded a historic sweep of the BLG Awards, honouring Canada's top male and female university athletes. It was the first time in the 20-year history of the awards that one school had claimed both the male and female awards, which carry with it a $10,000 scholarship to attend a Canadian university grad school.
Agnes Deng, co-manager of the $97- million Excel China, sees signs of a market rally despite a slowdown in China's rate of economic growth. "We strongly believe that 2012, in terms of cheap valuations, growth opportunities and improved monetary and government policies, will point to a higher return on the equity market," says the head of Hong Kong equities at Baring Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.