The McDonald-Currie Lecture: “Africa: It Is Now or Never”


About Benoit La Salle:

Benoit La Salle is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCPA, FCA), a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (McGill) and a Masters of Business Administration. In 1980, Mr. La Salle founded Grou, La Salle & Associates, Chartered Accountants. In 1995, Mr. La Salle founded SEMAFO Inc. and held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization until August 2012. He now acts as President and Chief Executive Officer of Windiga Energy Inc. In the last quarter of 2012, Mr. La Salle has been appointed Chairman of Canadian Council of Africa (CCAfrica), Sama Resources Inc. and ALGOLD Resources Ltd. Mr. La Salle is the former Chairman of the Board of Plan International (Canada), one of Canada’s leading NGOs.

This is the story of a McGill alumnus who went to Africa 18 years ago to help children and ended developing an industry and a world renowned company. ‎Today he operates in 7 countries in 3 different sectors. 

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Centre Mont-Royal
Symposia Theatre
2200, rue Mansfield

For more information, please contact: info.isid [at] or 514-398-3507.

Generously supported by:
The McDonald, Currie Fund for International Management and Development
Established by George N. M. Currie, BEng‘51