BCom Alumni

Desautels alumna and former Ericsson exec joins Verizon as CSO

Published: 20Sep2017

Light Reading reports that after leaving her position as Head of Ericsson North America, Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96) has been hired as Verizon’s new Chief Strategy Officer. She will be working...

Desautels alumna mixes dance and brand strategy

Published: 19Sep2017

In an interview for Flare Magazine, Toronto-based Shereen Ladha (BCom’10) talks about finding success both as a brand strategist and as a busy Bollywood dancer in movies, Netflix shows, on Canada’s...

Desautels alumna on being a woman in comedy, her big break and the value of failure

Published: 19Sep2017

Nour Hadidi (BCom’10) is a comedian and TV writer who grew up in a family of doctors, earned a BCom, and spent a half-decade as a financial analyst before leaving Montreal for the comedy stages of...

Philippines-based fashion retailer sees doors opening, thanks to inclusion on BoF 500 list

Published: 11Sep2017

Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez is thrilled to be included on BoF 500, the list of people moving and shaking the fashion industry. Mr Gonzalez says that being included on the list can only open doors, and...

Desautels alumna on recycling cigarette butts

Published: 8Sep2017

TerraCycle Marketing Manager Jessica Panetta (BCom’16) recently appeared on Toronto’s Breakfast Television to talk about recycling “non-recyclable” waste, specifically used cigarette butts....

Desautels alumnus named to board at Quebec mining company

Published: 7Sep2017

Terry Kocisko (BCom’87) has been appointed to the audit committee and Board of Directors of Quebec-based mining company Yorbeau Resources. He comes to the job with three decades-plus of experience...

List of stars with surprising degrees includes Desautels alumnus

Published: 1Sep2017

Quebec celebrity news site envedette.ca recently posted a list of stars who hold degrees that have nothing to do with show business.  Some of the stars are pure over-achievers (James Franco has BA...

Desautels alumna takes charge of sustainability at Careem

Published: 24Aug2017

A piece in Breaking News Pakistan announces the appointment of Nadia Rouchdy (BCom’09) as Head of Sustainability & Social impact at Careem, the Dubai-based rideshare company. Her appointment...

William Shatner: from BCom to Boston Legal

Published: 23Aug2017

Canadian Jewish News profiles William Shatner (BCom’52, DLitt’11) as part of its series on prominent Jewish Canadians. The Shakespearian actor’s career was catapulted into the stratosphere when he...

Desautels alumnus on labour law, social justice and driving motivation

Published: 23Aug2017

A recent piece at AdvocateDaily.com looks at the career of Toronto-area labour lawyer Stefan Rosenbaum (BCom’10). While Mr. Rosenbaum’s Desautels education equipped him well for boardroom work, his...

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