Vision & Mission

The Bensadoun School will be the best source of talent and ideas for a retail industry that enables sustainable consumption and healthier societies.


To be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the future of retail.


To educate and empower a global network of interdisciplinary thinkers & practitioners who research, envision and prototype a dynamic and successful world of retail.


Saibal Ray

Academic Director
Professor Saibal Ray

Saibal Ray leads the development of all aspects of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, including its academic curricula (BCom, Masters, and PhD), collaborations with local and international industry partners, and interdisciplinary partnerships with other Faculties and Schools, both at McGill and other universities. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Canada and holds the Desautels Chair in Business Leadership.

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Charles de Brabant

Executive Director
Charles de Brabant

Charles de Brabant joins McGill University to co-lead the Bensadoun School. He has over 20 years’ experience in retail in Europe and most recently in China and South East Asia. Born and raised in Montreal, Charles holds a BCom from McGill, an M.Litt. in History from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford Business School. Charles’ focus will be on collaboration with local and international industry partners and leading the School administration.

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