International Advisory Board

Announcement of Knight Therapeutics CFO resignation

Published: 11Oct2017

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...

Aldo Bensadoun and the company he turned into a big-league player

Published: 8Aug2017

Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) founded Aldo Shoes as a Le Château exclusive in 1972, then opened the first standalone ALDO store in 1987. Today, the ALDO Group is a major player in the shoe field, with...

Montreal shoe giant ALDO agrees to buy the shoes and accessories part of the Camuto Group’s business

Published: 7Aug2017

A news release at canadianinsider.com reveals that Montreal-based footwear giant ALDO is set to buy the shoes and accessories side of the Camuto Group. The deal plays nicely into ALDO’s expansion...

Bombardier claims that rough times are in the past

Published: 7Jul2017

It’s been a rough ride for Bombardier’s management, workforce, and stock prices; but VP Investor relations Patrick Ghoche says that the company has navigated through the worst of it and is now...

Desautels Dean on retail changes and opportunity

Published: 6Jun2017

In a recent op-ed for the Montreal Gazette, Desautels Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou discussed the seismic changes that have affected the retail sector over the past thirty years....

Public outcry prompts Pierre Beaudoin to give up Bombardier executive role

Published: 15May2017

Public demonstrations and a shareholder revolt weren’t enough to keep Bombardier chairman Pierre Beaudoin from re-election, though he has stepped back from his former executive role....

McGill to launch international retail-management school with gift from Bensadoun Family Foundation

Published: 12May2017

McGill University is on its way to becoming a global centre for retail-management training, thanks to a $25-million gift from Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12) via the Bensadoun Family Foundation....

International Advisory Board member awarded Alumni Association’s highest honour

Published: 5May2017

On May 2nd, 300 guests gathered at Montreal’s Omni Mont-Royal Hotel for this year’s McGill Alumni Association Awards. All told, 17 members of the McGill community were honoured for outstanding...

Fengate taps Desautels advisor to chair board

Published: 4May2017

Michael Boychuk (BCom'77, DPA'78) is the new Chair of the Advisory Board at Fengate Real Asset Investments, a board that he’s been on since 2014. Mr. Boychuk’s experience in capital markets is an...

Samira Sakhia to present at investor conference

Published: 27Apr2017

At the Bloom Burton & Co Healthcare Investor Conference this May, Knight Therapeutics’ president, Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01) will be giving the Montreal-based specialty...

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