Desautels alumni

Jean-Claude Tshipama (EMBA’16) has been appointed CEO Broadband for Eutelsat SA overseeing Africa.

His latest position builds on his international experience in business development, marketing, as well as sales and distribution, particularly in Africa, North America, Europe and the Pacific region.

Most recently, he was Managing Director at Canal+ RDC and served as Chief Executive Officer of Zympala Inc.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Mar 2018

Since the 1980’s, Groupe Deschênes has secured 29 acquisitions to establish itself as the main Canadian distributor of plumbing, heating, electrical, water, and sewer supplies.

Building on its history, François Deschênes (EMBA’10), the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Deschênes Inc., has guided the company toward one of its most pivotal acquisitions to date - Corix Infrastructure.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Mar 2018

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Radio-Canada featured EMBA alumna Manon Jeannotte (EMBA’ 16), Chief of Gespeg and the recipient of the EMBA program’s inaugural scholarship for indigenous managers, to discuss the path to reconciliation and her role in politics.

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Mar 2018

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to recognize members of its community who have recently received awards of excellence.

Please join me in congratulating them for their continued and inspiring commitment to Desautels and McGill.

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Dean & Professor of Finance
Desautels Faculty of Management



Classified as: Saibal Ray, Donald Lewtas, International advisory board, Karl Moore, Henry Mintzberg, BCom Alumni, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Published on: 15 Mar 2018

Ian Shaffer, BCom’96, President and CEO at Galliant Advisors

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Mr. Shaffer guest lectured with our Honours in Investment Management students. He discussed his career path since graduating from McGill and his decision to found Galliant Advisors.

He talked about his firm’s investment approach and their expertise in US stock picking. Finally he gave a few investment examples including; Wyndham Worldwide, McDonald’s and Amazon.

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 13 Mar 2018

Sarah Neilson, MBA’04, Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Guest Lecture with MBA students in Modern Corporate Finance and BCom students in Corporate Finance – both with Sujata Madan

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), MBA Alumni, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Sujata Madan, Desautels Global Experts, Sarah Neilson
Published on: 13 Mar 2018

Aspire Food Group, a manufacturer of food products made from crickets co-founded by Mohammed Ashour (MBA’14), announced that it has acquired Exo, a producer of protein bars made from crickets.

According to Ashour, “There was such a great meeting of minds it very quickly evolved into Aspire acquiring Exo. The synergy and logic just make sense”.

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Classified as: aspire food group, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Mar 2018

The former Cisco Systems CEO, John Chambers, has emerged as a public advocate for the Aspire Food Group’s edible cricket foods.

What’s more, he has pledged to invest in the promising company founded by Desautels MBA graduate Mohammed Ashour (MBA’14). For the record, his favorite flavor is sea salt and vinegar. 

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Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Mar 2018

Benny Cohen, BCom’82 , President and CEO, KPI Digital Solutions & Lewise Hiltz, Head of Digital Marketing at KPI Digital Solutions

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Guest Lectures in Customer Insights (MRKT 657) with Prof. Ash Mukherjee

Mr. Cohen & Ms. Hiltz guest lectured in Customer Insights with the MBA students here at McGill. Their presentation focused on the power of data but more importantly, how to analyze and effectively develop business solutions through proper use and understanding of data.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 6 Mar 2018

Roberto Sbrugnera, EMBA’10,
Vice President, Treasury Risk & Investor Relations at Metro Inc.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mr. Sbrugnera guest Lectured in an undergraduate course on Strategic Management with Ms. Imane Tabbara. He discussed the strategic positioning of Metro and their subsidiaries in the grocery retail industry. He also talked in detail about their major competitors and Metro’s approach to respond to the changes in the industry.

Classified as: EMBA Alumni, Executive EMBA
Published on: 6 Mar 2018

Steven Kramer, BCom’97, President & Chief Executive Officer of WorkJam

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Guest Lectures in Technological Entrepreneurship with Prof. Michael Avedesian

Classified as: Steven Kramer, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 6 Mar 2018

Kory Williams, MBA'04, Principal,
K Williams Consulting

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mr. Williams guest lectured in two sections of Strategic Management (MGCR 423) with Prof. Kwangjun An. He discussed the real life applications of strategy and provided several case examples.

In particular he analyzed the strategic approach of Apple, particularly as it related to the development and launch of the iPod.

Classified as: Kory Williams, Desautels Global Experts, MBA Alumni, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 6 Mar 2018

In a blog post for Radio Canada, Sylvie Bernier (IMHL’11) comments on her journey to achieving Olympic gold, which was at once exhilarating and rewarding as it was all-consuming and distressing. Along the way, she shares what life has been like after the Olympics and how it has changed.

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Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), IMHL Alumni
Published on: 2 Mar 2018

Azimut Exploration Inc. has appointed Angelina Mehta (MBA’02) as its new company director, effective February 27, 2018.

In addition to an MBA, Mehta holds a degree in mining engineering and is also pursuing a Masters of Law at York University. She has previously worked as an investment manager at The Sentient Group and has gained both technical and corporate experience with Rio Tinto's subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada.

Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 2 Mar 2018

Despite popular misconceptions that the retail industry is in cataclysmic decline, Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), sheds light on why this could not be further from the truth.

Retail, as he explains, is in the midst of transformation, not on the brink of demise.

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Classified as: Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni, Charles de Brabant
Published on: 27 Feb 2018