BCom Alumni

Desautels alumna appointed CFO at Loop Industries

Published: 29Sep2017

D. Jennifer Rhee (BCom’88, DPA’89) has been named Chief Financial Officer at Loop Industries, a manufacturer of environmentally responsible Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Mono Ethylene Glycol...

Alibaba and future directions of retail

Published: 29Sep2017

Alibaba hosted its Gateway’17 conference, which brought together an array of forward-looking retailers, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who commented on the healthy trade relationship...

Desautels alumnus and Global Expert makes Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

Published: 29Sep2017

Imran Amed (BCom'97) has been named to the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his contributions as CEO of The Business of Fashion, an online news site for the fashion industry. The list recognises...

Desautels Global Expert Monica Ruffo takes aim at the supplements market

Published: 26Sep2017

While looking into supplements as part of her treatment for breast cancer, Monica Ruffo (BCom’86) realized something was amiss. “I couldn’t actually understand what was written on the labels,”...

Desautels alumnus named to the board of Teekay Offshore Group

Published: 26Sep2017

David Levenson (BCom'96) has been nominated to the Board of Teekay Offshore Group as news of a completed comprehensive transaction with Brookfield Business Partners L.P. is also shared....

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...

Desautels alumna mixes dance and brand strategy

Published: 19Sep2017

In an interview for Flare Magazine, Toronto-based Shereen Ladha (BCom’10) talks about finding success both as a brand strategist and as a busy Bollywood dancer in movies, Netflix shows, on Canada’s...

Desautels alumna on being a woman in comedy, her big break and the value of failure

Published: 19Sep2017

Nour Hadidi (BCom’10) is a comedian and TV writer who grew up in a family of doctors, earned a BCom, and spent a half-decade as a financial analyst before leaving Montreal for the comedy stages of...

Philippines-based fashion retailer sees doors opening, thanks to inclusion on BoF 500 list

Published: 11Sep2017

Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez is thrilled to be included on BoF 500, the list of people moving and shaking the fashion industry. Mr Gonzalez says that being included on the list can only open doors, and...

Desautels alumna on recycling cigarette butts

Published: 8Sep2017

TerraCycle Marketing Manager Jessica Panetta (BCom’16) recently appeared on Toronto’s Breakfast Television to talk about recycling “non-recyclable” waste, specifically used cigarette butts....

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