MBA Alumni

Desautels alumna on law, business and her transgender journey

Published: 19Sep2017

Marie Laure Leclercq (MBA) started her career, and indeed her life, as a male. According to the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) National Magazine, when she began the process of changing her gender...

Desautels alumnus named Vidéotron’s Senior VP and CFO

Published: 29Jun2017

Philippe Cloutier (MBA'02) is the new Senior VP and CFO at Vidéotron, reporting directly to CEO Manon Brouillette. He will oversee the financial operations, procurement, and Vidéotron’s community...

An MBA alumna’s vision for the future of Canadian construction

Published: 16Nov2017

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....

Desautels alumnus new director at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Published: 23Aug2017

According to a piece at BarrieToday.com, Dr. Mark Kotowycz (MBA’01, MDCM’04) is moving from the Windsor Regional Hospital to the new Advanced Cardiac Centre at the Royal Victoria Health Centre as...

Desautels alumna and Ericsson senior VP on travel, networking, and engaging others in decision-making

Published: 11May2017

Rima Qureshi (BCom'87, MBA'96) knows all about learning to adapt. In an interview with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, she says that as a highly analytical, self-contained decision-maker, her...

MBA alumnus appointed to Board of Vitalhub

Published: 19Oct2017

Vitalhub Corp. has announced the appointment of Mohan Plakkot (MBA'09), Partner and Chief Strategist at Valsef Capital, to its Board of Directors....

Desautels alumnus on CIO’s top 40 under 40 list

Published: 19Jul2017

Chief Investment Officer’s Class of 2017 Forty Under Forty list is out. It’s a roundup and Q&A with forty up-and-coming investment leaders from across the globe, selected by anonymous nomination.

Desautels alumnus on fit and misfit in the workplace

Published: 19Dec2017

An article authored by Paul Chipperton (MBA’04), lecturer in strategic innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing at Smith School of Business, cautions that organizations, particularly small and...

Future food now: how insects will solve world hunger

Published: 7Apr2017

In an interview on Fox Business Network, Aspire CEO Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14) makes the case for eating bugs as a way to meet the world’s growing protein requirements. His company, the Aspire Group,...

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...

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