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Life and career insights with Brian Athaide

Brian Athaide (BCom’89) is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-president of Human Resources/Information Technology at Andrew Peller Limited.

In a recent interview, he shares what it was like to immigrate to Canada as a child, the change of heart that led him to delve deeper into business, and his most recent role in the wine and spirits industry.

Published: 5 Dec 2017

Desautels alumnus named to CFE National Honour Roll

Richard Despatie (BCom’16) has been named to the National Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE). He is among the top-three writers in Ontario of the Common Final Exam.

Written in September, the CFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses competencies including essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics, and the ability to communicate. 

Published: 5 Dec 2017

2017 CFE Results

Congratulations to our 44 Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) graduates for successfully passing the Common Final Examination (CFE), and to Kai He (BCom’16, GCPA’17) for sharing the Gold Medal in Quebec! Richard Despatie (BCom’16) placed on the National Honour Roll.

Published: 1 Dec 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Matthew Ingrassia

Matthew Ingrassia, MBA’07 Senior Partner, Applied Research Investments Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Mr. Matthew Ingrassia gave a guest lecture to the Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students.

Published: 30 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: James McMullan

James McMullan, MBA'88 Senior Vice-President, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mr. James McMullan gave a guest lecture to the Honours in Investment Management (HIM) students.

Published: 30 Nov 2017

Peter Todd and the future directions of HEC Paris

Since assuming the helm of HEC Paris in 2015, former Desautels dean Peter Todd (BCom’83) shares some information on the School’s progress to-date, which includes innovative course offerings on entrepreneurship, as well as increased student financial aid to render business education more accessible.  

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Just for Laughs pioneer to consult on new comedy venture

Desautels Global Expert, Andy Nulman (BCom’83), will be joining the Festival du rire de Montréal initiative as a consultant, bringing much of his experience as the co-founder of the Just for Laughs festival to bear.

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Sean Brown

Sean Brown, BCom’90 Director of Global Communications and External Relations, Strategy and Corporate Finance, McKinsey & Company Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mr. Brown gave a guest lecture in Professor Myung-Soo Jo’s Management in a Global Context course. He gave the students insight into the working environment and culture at McKinsey.

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Rita-Rose Gagné on the path to success

Rita-Rose Gagné (EMBA’12) is the Executive Vice-president of Growth Markets at Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global commercial real estate firm.

In an interview with Desautels professor Karl Moore, she reveals some of her formative experiences from her early years, the key to working across cultures, and how her leadership style has evolved to encompass strategy and long-term vision.

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Samer Saab, BEng'93, MBA'96, CEO and founder of eXplorance Inc.

Samer Saab, BEng'93, MBA'96, CEO and founder of eXplorance Inc. November 20, 2017

Guest Lectured in Technological Entrepreneurship (BUSA 691) with Prof. Michael Avedesian

Published: 20 Nov 2017

Guest Lecture: Johanne Mullen

Johanne Mullen, MBA’92, Partner at PwC Monday, November 13, 2017

Guest Lectures in Corporate Finance (FINE 342) with Prof. Sujata Madan

Ms. Johanne Mullen gave a guest lecture in Prof. Madan’s Corporate Finance course with our BCom students. She explained her role at PwC and broke down the topic of Project Finance, giving practical examples from her career.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

New Desautels Global Expert: Sameer Deen

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Sameer Deen, (BCom’98), Senior Vice President of Univision Digital, as its latest Desautels Global Expert.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

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

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.

In stepping into her new role, Van Buren elaborates on her mission to revamp the image of the construction industry, highlight its role in promoting sustainability, and position it favorably in the wake of technological transformation.

Published: 16 Nov 2017

EMBA alumnus reinvents legal profession for modern times

Fabien Navet (EMBA’14) is the Co-founder of Néolégal, an online platform that offers tailored legal advice to users.

As an accessible, affordable, and efficient tool for individuals seeking legal services, Néolégal has provided a solution to many of the challenges that face today’s legal industry.

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Published: 14 Nov 2017

EMBA participants secure wins in municipal elections

The results of Montreal’s municipal election have been announced and two EMBA participants have been elected to city council.

Congratulations to Robert Mercuri (EMBA’17) who was elected in Beaconsfield, and Céline Doré (EMBA’18) who was elected in Sainte-Adèle.

Published: 10 Nov 2017