McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA)

In a recent project management blog, François Tremblay (EMBA’17) explores the dynamics of project management and the various overlooked components of strategic management.

He discusses the importance of cross-functional leadership and the weaving together of strategy, operations and project management.

Read more about his perspective in this blog.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 12 Jan 2018

Congratulations to Geneviève Auclair (EMBA’17) who received a Meritorious Service Decoration from the Governor General of Canada this week.

As a physician, Geneviève is recognized for spearheading a successful campaign to recruit health care professionals to the Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Nunavik. This initiative also helped introduce local youth to potential careers as doctors, nurses, and technicians.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

From a lunch counter that opened in the 1950s, to a hotel business that comprises fourteen properties, and counting, the Germain hotels and family, including Marie Pier Germain (EMBA’16), share insight into running a booming family business across generations. 

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

Rita-Rose Gagné (EMBA’12) is the Executive Vice-president of Growth Markets at Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global commercial real estate firm.

In an interview with Desautels professor Karl Moore, she reveals some of her formative experiences from her early years, the key to working across cultures, and how her leadership style has evolved to encompass strategy and long-term vision.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 23 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

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

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

EMBA participant Leanne Bayer is the executive director of West Island Community Shares (WICS), a non-profit based in the West Island that fundraises to support smaller non-profits. She recently joined her fellow EMBA classmate, Davender Gupta, on his podcast co-produced with radio station The Beat 92.5 to talk about the lessons she learned over her decades of community work in third world countries, the moving stories she has come across, and our collective responsibility to get involved when people are in need.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 12 Oct 2017

As the general manager at Edelman Montréal, Eve Laurier (EMBA'11) recently sat down to share some insights into building a successful career in the PR world. She credits her MBA studies with helping her to attain the focus needed to take her career further, and her father as a major source of motivation.

Over the years, Laurier has learnt to channel her extroverted energy toward inspiring a confident and capable team, and that nurturing a network is an important part of achieving success. 

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 11 Oct 2017

As with any major organisation, reassessing the services offered in relation to market demand and future directions is key to remaining competitive and relevant.

According to Michael Rogers (EMBA’17), Vice President Business Development, Insurance Solutions at Desjardins, this will be the scope of the proposed restructuring at SFL. He also maintains that SFL will not be absorbed under Desjardins as the restructuring evolves. 

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 11 Oct 2017

Canadian Business’ Profit 500 ranking is out, and two companies led by McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumni are on it. Atypic is a Montreal-based professional-services firm that works with organizations in the plural sector, and is headed by President Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12).

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

At the inaugural session for the Université de Montréal Law faculty’s 2017-18 school year, Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens extended a warm welcome to the new and returning students, then invited Cogeco Connexion’s VP Legal Affairs, Chief Privacy Officer, and Desautels alumna Caroline Dignard (EMBA'10) to the podium to deliver the annual speech.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

Joey Adler (EMBA’14) was a successful businesswoman when her husband and business partner died of cancer in 2001. She sat down with HEC Montreal’s Gestion magazine to talk about life without her husband, earning a McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA, and having loss open her up to philanthropy.

Classified as: EMBA Alumni, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 12 Sep 2017

The end of summer saw a lot of new alcohols come from Quebec distilleries. La Presse tested three of them, including a special gin inspired by Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Cirka Distilleries’ Gin375 is the first Old Tom Gin distilled in Quebec, and is based on a lightly sweet style that was popular in 18th-century England.

Cirka Distilleries is a craft distillery founded by Paul Cirka and Joanne Gaudreau (EMBA’10), and emphasizes the terroir approach, using a non-GMO Quebec corn base, as well as a selection of local herbs and honey.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Sep 2017

Groupe Deschênes CEO François Deschênes (EMBA’10) was recently interviewed for a piece in Montreal French-language newspaper La Presse. He spoke about recently being put in charge of the family company, the corporation’s growth and acquisition strategy, and the dynamics involved when there are four family members on the board of directors.

Over the company’s history, it has grown from a small Quebec business to the third-largest distributor of plumbing and electrical products in Canada, as well as the largest Canadian-owned player.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Sep 2017

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