Desautels Faculty of Management

As the new President of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Mary Van Buren (MBA’88) shares insight into her strategic objectives and priorities for the organization.

In stepping into her new role, Van Buren elaborates on her mission to revamp the image of the construction industry, highlight its role in promoting sustainability, and position it favorably in the wake of technological transformation.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 16 Nov 2017

Fabien Navet (EMBA’14) is the Co-founder of Néolégal, an online platform that offers tailored legal advice to users.

As an accessible, affordable, and efficient tool for individuals seeking legal services, Néolégal has provided a solution to many of the challenges that face today’s legal industry.

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 14 Nov 2017

In a recent blog post, Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg issues a call for society to disavow its quest for “MORE”, which is destroying our businesses, communities, and planet, to refocus on improvement, or the “better”, as he puts it.

For Mintzberg, today’s enterprises have lost sight of what is right in favor of excess and greed, but there are many ways in which businesses can transition to operate and thrive responsibly. 

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 14 Nov 2017

As society continues to embrace technological advancement, we tend to overlook how the words that our ancestors used have lost their meaning. In an article for Asia Times, Desautels professor Reuven Brenner explores what happens when the words used for the physical realm are applied to a digitized society, and how the fit is not always a natural one. Prof. Brenner illustrates his point by referring to the legal system’s struggles with interpreting Google’s business practices.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, finance
Published on: 14 Nov 2017

The results of Montreal’s municipal election have been announced and two EMBA participants have been elected to city council.

Congratulations to Robert Mercuri (EMBA’17) who was elected in Beaconsfield, and Céline Doré (EMBA’18) who was elected in Sainte-Adèle.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

McGill hosted the world’s first business-school competition focused on the asset allocation of pension funds on November 3–4.

The inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) welcomed 25 finalist student teams from leading institutions around the world, with some traveling from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong and Switzerland to pitch their proposals to a panel of judges from several of Canada’s largest asset managers.

Classified as: Sebastien Betermier, McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), Masters of Management in Finance (MMF)
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates the following individuals who are the latest to be granted a Faculty Award for the period of September 1, 2017-August 31, 2020. The Faculty Awards recognise demonstrated research achievement and encourage the pursuance of future academic endeavors.

Classified as: Steve Maguire, Matthieu Bouvard, nSaurabh Mishra, Jui Ramaprasad, brian rubineau, Animesh Animesh
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Chandra Kumar, President of the Confectionery Business at Nestlé Canada, as a Desautels Global Expert.

Classified as: Chandra Kumar, Desautels Global Experts, MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice-President, Markets for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), as a Desautels Global Expert.

Classified as: Miranda Keating Erickson, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

George Attar, BCom’82, Senior VP and Chief Technology and Information Officer at McKesson Canada

Monday, November 6, 2017

Guest Lecture in IT in Business with Diego Mastroianni

Classified as: Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Diego Mastroianni Dela Corte
Published on: 8 Nov 2017

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

IMHL participant Gabriela Stroian was recently honored for her voluntary teaching of Medical Physics in Haiti by the Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour une Haïti nouvelle [Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti] (GRAHN).

Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL)
Published on: 7 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: Masters in 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

A piece for The Star Kenya tackles the age-old question of whether managers can also be leaders and cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s view that the two are not mutually exclusive.

Indeed, for Mintzberg, “management without leadership is sterile; leadership without management is disconnected and encourages hubris.”

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Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

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