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Desautels Global Expert announcement: Chandra Kumar

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Chandra Kumar, President of the Confectionery Business at Nestlé Canada, as a Desautels Global Expert.

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert announcement: Miranda Keating Erickson

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice-President, Markets for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), as a Desautels Global Expert.

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

X-1 Accelerator: Tailor-made to grow entrepreneurs

Natasha Saviuk, BSc'12, a doctoral student at McGill, and Shonezi Noor, BCom'14, had the same target audience in mind when they pitched startup ideas at McGill's Dobson Cup. They joined forces and today, with the support of the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, their startup Will + Zack has clients in Canada and the U.S., and they've only just begun.

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Published: 8 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: George Attar

George Attar, BCom’82, Senior VP and Chief Technology and Information Officer at McKesson Canada Monday, November 6, 2017

Guest Lecture in IT in Business with Diego Mastroianni

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Published: 8 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Mark Taborsky

Mark Taborsky, BCom’88, Managing Partner and Founder, MarkerTree Capital Monday, November 6, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Guest Lecture in Alternative Investments (FINE 455) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Guest Lecture in Derivatives (MMF Class - FINE 682) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

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Published: 8 Nov 2017

IMHL participant honoured for community work

IMHL participant Gabriela Stroian was recently honored for her voluntary teaching of Medical Physics in Haiti by the Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour une Haïti nouvelle [Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti] (GRAHN).

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Published: 7 Nov 2017

Desautels MBA alumnus to head PSX

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved the appointment of Richard Morin (MBA’88) as chief executive officer of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

Morin is the co-founder of Montreal-based investment management firm Landry Morin Inc. He has also headed the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, and has served as vice president of National Bank Securities.

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Published: 7 Nov 2017

Bensadoun School of Retail Management highlighted among Quebec’s most innovative business programming

As business schools adapt their programs to address the grand challenges of our time, McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management stands out as an initiative that will respond to the needs of a rapidly changing retail industry.

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Published: 7 Nov 2017

To lead is to manage; to manage is to lead

A piece for The Star Kenya tackles the age-old question of whether managers can also be leaders and cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s view that the two are not mutually exclusive.

Indeed, for Mintzberg, “management without leadership is sterile; leadership without management is disconnected and encourages hubris.”

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Published: 7 Nov 2017

Is bitcoin the new gold?

Bitcoin has been the target of much speculation among financial circles with some experts alleging that it has the potential to become comparable to gold, a currency legitimized through social convention.

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Published: 7 Nov 2017

The medical startup and how to take it to the next level

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship recently invited two McGill startups, Dialysave and MYOVUE, to share their insights as successful medical startups, including the story of their founding and the impressive progress they have made under the guidance of the Dobson Centre.

Read more on The Dobson Chronicles

Published: 7 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Stephen Kay

Stephen Kay, BA'83, MBA'90, US & Canada leader of Marsh’s Political Risk & Structured Credit practice Thursday, November 2, 2017

Guest Lectures in Strategies for Developing Countries (MGPO 475) and Strategic Management: Developing Countries (MGPO 651) with Prof. Paola Perez-Aleman

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Published: 3 Nov 2017

MMF Guest Lecture: Steven Abrams

Steven Abrams, BSc'87, Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC Venture Capital Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In his presentation to the MMF class, Mr. Abrams gave an overview of BDC and Venture Capital. He discussed the general rules for venture capital and the differences between Canadian and US markets.

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Published: 3 Nov 2017

Desautels inaugurates world’s first pension portfolio challenge

This weekend, twenty-five student teams from Berkeley, Chicago, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Geneva, amongst others will participate in the final round of the McGill International Portfolio Challenge.

Organized by Desautels BCom students under the guidance of Professor Sebastien Betermier, this is the world’s first pension asset allocation competition.

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Published: 3 Nov 2017

A new role for Desautels alumna, Rima Qureshi

Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96), former president and CEO of Ericsson North America, has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon Communications Inc., effective November 6, 2017.

In this role, she will take over responsibility for the development and implementation of Verizon's overall corporate strategy, including business development and strategic investments.

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Published: 1 Nov 2017

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