Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board

Desmarais family inducted into Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Published: 18May2022

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame honours more than 200 of Canada’s most illustrious business people, and this year, three McGill alumni were added to the list. At a ceremony in Toronto in early...

Desautels alumnus David Laidley donates $5 million to create new Laidley Centre for Business Ethics

Published: 4Feb2022

Thanks to alumnus David Laidley (BCom’67), the Desautels Faculty of Management will soon unveil a Laidley Centre for Business Ethics. Endowed by Laidley’s gift of $5 million, the Centre will carve...

Desautels alumna becomes President & CEO of Knight Therapeutics Inc.  

Published: 21May2021

Congratulations to Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), who will take on a new challenge as President and Chief Executive Officer of Knight Therapeutics Inc., a Montreal-based company focused...

Global banking executive gives back to her alma mater

Published: 22Apr2021

Alberta Cefis (BA’75, MBA’79) was one of only a dozen women in her MBA class at McGill, but she never felt discriminated against because of her gender. The male-dominated banking industry, on the...

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