MBA Alumni

New podcast by Desautels alumnus looks at growth through company founders’ stories

Published: 9May2017

Deron Triff (MBA'98) has had an enviable career; he’s worked for PBS, TED, and Scholastic. Now, he’s founded a new media incubator with another former TED executive, June Cohen....

Luc Papineau’s next big thing

Published: 4May2017

After four years as VP and Director at Valeurs Mobilières Desjardins, Luc Papineau (BA’81, MBA’91) thinks it’s time to kick his game up a notch by doubling VMD’s Montreal-area advisors and diving...

Swimmer, Pharmacist and bank CEO: a Desautels alumnus’ journey

Published: 2May2017

Barclays Bank Kenya CEO Jeremy Awori (MBA’96) more or less fell into banking. He started out as a competitive swimmer, but when his Olympic dream fell apart he went to the UK on a scholarship and...

EXplorance among Canada’s best workplaces for 4th year

Published: 2May2017

Montreal’s eXplorance has made it onto the Great Place to Work list of the best workplaces for the 4th year in a row. EXplorance is a learning experience management specialist that has gone through...

Eytan Bensoussan on mentoring, entrepreneurship and modern business banking

Published: 21Apr2017

Eytan Bensoussan (BSc’05, MBA/LLB’10) loves a challenge. He has studied math, bio-chemistry, political science and management. In his career life, he worked for McKinsey & Company, the Globe...

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 runs for city council in Colorado

Published: 31Mar2017

Melissa Youssef (MBA'91) is stepping into municipal politics in Durango, Colorado. She is a civically-minded member of the community and a successful businesswoman; Ms. Youssef is VP of the local...

Desautels MBA-Law student to spend year with Supreme Court of Canada

Published: 22Mar2017

Aly R. Háji, a student in the joint MBA-Law program at McGill University, has been selected to fill one of twenty-seven positions as Clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada. Under this highly...

In Bermuda, arts and culture can be an enabler for progress

Published: 20Mar2017

Desautels alumna Lauren Merkel (MBA'13) makes the case that Bermuda’s best resource for moving the island nation forward is its arts and cultural capital. Ms. Merkel is a senior consultant at...

A Knight is Reborn

Published: 19Aug2016

Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) ("Knight"), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Samira Sakhia, former CFO of Paladin Labs Inc. ("Paladin"), will be joining...

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